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Carpe Jugulum (Discworld Novels (Audio)) epub ebook

by Nigel Planer,Terry Pratchett

Carpe Jugulum (Discworld Novels (Audio)) epub ebook

Author: Nigel Planer,Terry Pratchett
Category: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Isis Publications; Unabridged edition (September 1, 2008)
ISBN: 0753140462
ISBN13: 978-0753140468
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 922
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The city watch novels started with Corporal Carrot being the center of the story, but Pratchett found his muse in Sam Vimes - who has several different titles, depending on where in the series you are, and how nice Lord Vetinari feels towards Vimes that week. Jingo was written in 1997, when Pratchett was hitting his stride with the Disc and the world was less medieval and more Victorian.

A Novel of Discworld®. Other Books by Terry Pratchett. Through the shredded black clouds a fire moved like a dying star, falling back to earth-. the earth, that is, of the Discworld-. but unlike any star had ever done before, it sometimes managed to steer its fall, sometimes rising, sometimes twisting, but inevitably heading down. Snow glowed briefly on the mountain slopes when it crackled overhead.

Narrated by Nigel Planer. Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be priest

Narrated by Nigel Planer. Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre fo.

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle. The series began in 1983 with The Colour of Magic and continued until the final novel The Shepherd's Crown was published in 2015, following Pratchett's death

That may not be the exact translation for Carpe Jugulum, the title to Terry Pratchett’s 1998 Discworld novel (and 23rd in the series) but it describes Pratchett’s approach to a searing roast of a parody for vampire lit. Published seven years before Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books, this does not make fun of that vampire interpretation, but Sir Terry does poke good fun at all things vampire when a family of the undead come down out of Uberwald and subtly invades Lancre. But the Go for the throat!

Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels are hilarious in audiobook format .

Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels are hilarious in audiobook format. The comedy of Pratchett's writing is enhanced by excellent audio performances. Many people have written about this popular fantasy series, but they seem to ignore the audio versions of the books, which I think is their best format. Pratchett's books truly shine in audio form; the humor comes through vividly when performed by a skilled narrator. I've listened to twenty-one of his novels and read three in print. To my mind, there's no comparison: the Discworld audiobooks are a treat not to be missed.

home Books Discworld Novels Carpe Jugulum. Terry Pratchett's twenty-third Discworld adventure, starring witches, vampires, a priest called Mightily and a young witch with a split personality!

home Books Discworld Novels Carpe Jugulum. Terry Pratchett's twenty-third Discworld adventure, starring witches, vampires, a priest called Mightily and a young witch with a split personality! More details. They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else" The deliciously indelicate Nanny Ogg presents astonishing recipes from Terry Pratchett's Discworld, garnished with her own brand of wisdom and seasoned with a dash of outrageous wit!


Carpe Jugulum (Discworld FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Uberwald's undead population, the Magpyrs, begins to invade Lancre, a priest forges an tentative allience with the local witches to prevent the kingdom from being overrun. carpe-jugulum paperback The most prized book in my collection as Sir Terry signed it. "Carpe Jugulum" - Cover art by Josh Kirby.

Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to Lancre for a simple ceremony. Now he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches...
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The story begins with the christening ceremony of King Verence and Queen Magrat's baby girl, Princess Margaret Note Spelling. A family of modernist vampires from Uberwald attend the ceremony and quickly and painlessly take over the castle, in part by using mind control on all in attendance. But two people couldn't be controlled: one was the priest who performed the christening, the other was Agnes Nitt/Perdita, she of two minds, neither of which could be controlled by the vampires. Meanwhile, Granny Weatherwax has gone missing, and the three junior witches: Magrat, Nanny Ogg, and Agnes/Perdita (wait--isn't that technically 4?) have to work out for themselves how to conquer the vampires. They can't be killed in the usual way--they have trained themselves to overcome the effects of religious symbols, holy water, garlic, sunlight, and other traditional methods. It's not long before the witches know they're in over their heads, and have to find Granny Weatherwax. But when they do find her, she refuses to come with them. She cannot get into the vampires' minds, but they can get into hers, and the only way she feels safe is to hide out in a cave. Of course, the reader knows that won't last long. She figures out a way to store part of herself in someone else--but whom? But this weakens her and when she finally faces down the vampires, she cannot resist them, and one of them bites her.

At this point, I was wondering how Pratchett could pull off the plot resolution without it seeming terribly contrived, but he succeeded. If you want to find out how, you'll have to read the book. It's the usual pace of the Discworld books: seemingly disparate plot lines plod along, start to converge halfway through the book, then there's an action-packed crisis, and a then he ties up the loose ends in the last few pages. We get some great insights into Granny Weatherwax's character. A very satisfying read.

This is the second time I read the novel. My paperback edition is sitting on a shelf in a convalescence ward of a hospital somewhere near Columbus Circle. I bought a new copy knowing my first copy went to use.

Nanny Ogg is a favorite character of mine. She's a battle horse guised as a sweet old lady who loves kegs of ale and garlic sausages, and she always gets to bed early, sometimes as early as four in the morning.

The story wanders a bit, unfortunately. But I love it.

Vampire Fans, you won't be disappointed. Pratchett has captured the Vampire or Vampyr if you want to be trendy, perfectly.

Of course Sir Terry Pratchett's books are addictive. You can't read just one. It's like eating Pringles or jellybeans or something, you really can't stop. One of the lovely things about Discworld is that unlike most fantasy series, you can start anywhere and ramble in any direction you want. Carpe Jugulum continues the cool storylines picked up in the Witches novels and of course our favorite Witches are definitely up to their necks in trouble in this one.

So if you have read any Pratchett books before, this one comes after Lords and Ladies. Magrat's Queen of Lancre now, Agnes/Perdita Nitt is the third witch in Granny Weatherwax's coven since this is also set after "Maskerade." The vampires... well, you can't escape vampire archetypes and vampire stories and cheesy vampire costumes if you live in the 21st century, so these vampires will be at once very familiar and screamingly funny. As usual Sir Terry pokes fun at everything from vampire fandom to how easily people get taken in by well-spoken upper class folks whose propositions sound perfectly reasonable even when they're not.

I think that was the scariest bit, knowing that out in real life sometimes someone will come up explaining his or her plans in perfect depth and slanting it so they sound reasonable and you have to go along with it, drawing you into their narrative to sign away anything and everything. The vampires are scary not because they can fly and drink blood and kill people. The vampires are scary because they can persuade you that welcoming them in is a good idea and you're better off giving them everything they want and expressing gratitude for any crumbs they hand back to you.

So this one's a winner. But I could say this about any Discworld book. Like all the best British comics, Sir Terry always has a deeper, darker level of social satire and real observation under all the slapstick looniness and hilarity. Of course things come out all right in the end, it's comedy. Sir Terry's idea of a happy ending is occasionally twisted but he plays fair by comedy rules. The comeuppance the younger vampires face is particularly good.

Sir Terry also answers that obvious question "Why are intelligent, immortal predators with super powers so amazingly stupid all the time, especially toward the end of the story?"

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In Pratchett's take on the classic vampire stories/movies, these bad creatures are truly our worst nightmare: bureaucrats who force their innocent victims to cooperate. You COULD take this as an allegory about tax collectors, or you could just enjoy it for its own sake. Introduces the first Igor (well, some of them anyway), a true conservative in the tradition of Carson of "Downton Abbey" & Hudson of "Upstairs, Downstairs." Also marks the first appearance of the Nac Mac Feegle, at their least coherent (Pratchett uses them to much better effect in the Tiffany Aching trilogy), as they help King Verence lead his people into battle. Once again, you can trust witches (up to a point) to intervene - Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, & Agnes Nitt (plus her alter ego, Perdita, the thin person within every fat person, trying to get out & in the meantime, expressing her opinions in no uncertain terms) - along with Magrat nee Garlick. Enjoy your visit at Don'tgonearthe Castle ("Why Not Vysyt Our Gifte Shoppe?") Be sure to bring the religious icon/token of your choice (crucifix, Agatean Chlong of Destiny, water from the Holy Turtle Pond of Squints, whatever). And enjoy our performance of "Toccata for Young Women in Underwire Nightgowns."

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