The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett
In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet...
That's the old story everyone knows and loves (even if they don't really
believe it). But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and
peoples and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray,
sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of
power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an
adventure to end all adventures when their village is flattened.
It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn't do something about it...
A hilarious fantasy, co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.
ReviewWell, this was going to be a winning combination wasn’t it. I mean, Terry Pratchett, read by David Tennant, what on earth could go wrong?
When I saw that this was up for a listen on Netgalley, I could not resist, and I have to say it definitely did not disappoint..
Apparently this book is for years aged 7 and up. So I think that this comfortably covers the (ahem!) __ year old kid that had it on whilst he was walking the dog, chuckling and grinning all the way round our regular circuit. I must say, I got a few funny looks. I don’t know if people realised that I had headphones in or whether they thought I was just happily laughing to myself.
I remember reading this a number of years ago (it’s a number that we don’t have to actually have to mention, but suffice it to say, there were only four Discworld novels about). I had forgotten how delightful this book was. Full of Pratchett’s brand of irreverent humour and wit.
So, besides the fact that the book is brilliant, there is the audio. I knew I was going to love it due to the fact that it is David Tennant. He really does bring The Carpet People to life. Every character has their own distinct voice, resulting in the listener being able to recognise each character. But not just that, he has the perfect comic timing to deliver each killer line.
I simply cannot tell you enough how much I enjoyed this.
If you want my advice, get this straight away. If you love Pratchett, and you love David Tennant, then get your listening gear around this and then you, like me, can laugh emphatically whilst walking the dog and scare the local population.
Just in case you were wondering, I got this audiobook to review from Netgalley and the Publishers, Penguin Random House UK Audio, and they told what to say! But I enjoyed it all by myself