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Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork—not the old-fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them.

And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt, which worries him, too.)

As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed for ever. Because the thing about football—the important thing about football—is that it is not just about football.

Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!

Review:

"In the magical universe of Discworld, the dithering and very dotty wizards at Unseen University struggle to master the arcane rules of football as they enter a violent street sport competition. The challenges include getting the sedentary and distracted professors to play with some enthusiasm (and without magic), defending themselves against their opponents' unsportsmanlike behavior, and naturally, to win. It's not easy to track the multitude of characters, but Stephen Briggs gives each of them a distinctive voice. Briggs has been adapting Pratchett's novels to the stage since 1991, and the recurring characters are his to command. His performance brings out the best of the satirical humor and Pratchett's really good bad puns. Fans of Discworld will not be disappointed. A Harper hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 31). (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the latest novel from Terry Pratchett. Delivering the trademark insight and humor readers the world over have come to expect from “the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), Unseen Academicals focuses on the wizards at Ankh-Morporks Unseen University, who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide and have been translated into nearly forty languages. In 2009 Queen Elizabeth II knighted Pratchett in recognition of his "services to literature." Sir Terry lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061868290
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Read:
Tbd
Read:
Briggs, Stephen
Performed by:
Briggs, Stephen
Performed:
Briggs, Stephen
Author:
Briggs, Stephen
Author:
Jance, J. A.
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Audio AUhe creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including <i>Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse</i>, <i>Lilly's Big Day</i>, <i>Wemberly Worried</i>, <i>Chrysanthemum</i>, and <i>Owen</i>, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor. </p>
Series:
Discworld
Series Volume:
37
Publication Date:
20091103
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.2 in 20.56 oz
Media Run Time:
870

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the magical universe of Discworld, the dithering and very dotty wizards at Unseen University struggle to master the arcane rules of football as they enter a violent street sport competition. The challenges include getting the sedentary and distracted professors to play with some enthusiasm (and without magic), defending themselves against their opponents' unsportsmanlike behavior, and naturally, to win. It's not easy to track the multitude of characters, but Stephen Briggs gives each of them a distinctive voice. Briggs has been adapting Pratchett's novels to the stage since 1991, and the recurring characters are his to command. His performance brings out the best of the satirical humor and Pratchett's really good bad puns. Fans of Discworld will not be disappointed. A Harper hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 31). (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,

Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the latest novel from Terry Pratchett. Delivering the trademark insight and humor readers the world over have come to expect from “the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), Unseen Academicals focuses on the wizards at Ankh-Morporks Unseen University, who are reknowned for many things&#8212;sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime&#8212;as they attempt to conquer athletics.

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