Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt's delivery is as varied as the diverse characters in this story collection, written when the author was a teenager. The introduction is pure Pratchett as he tells his young audience how he came to be a writer. In the title story, young Ralph sounds appropriately nervous because he must fill in for "real" knights who are on vacation or out sick. The most fun is a story called “The Great Race,” which abounds with German and English accents as the competitors race—and cheat—to the finish line. Rhind-Tutt is outstanding with Pratchett's witty wordplay, and his spirited descriptions will keep young listeners tuned in. Sound effects such as buzzing bees, birds, yawns, and racing cars are genuine and add to the lively atmosphere. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2015]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2015
CD ISBN 9781101892015 $30.00 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9781101892022 $20.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2015
CD ISBN 9781101892039 $30.00 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9781101892046 $38.00
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