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The audiobook of Carpe Jugulum is read by Indira Varma (Game of Thrones; Luther; This Way Up), with BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually; Pirates of the Caribbean; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) reading the footnotes, and with Peter Serafinowicz (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace; Shaun of the Dead) as the voice of Death. Featuring a new theme tune composed by James Hannigan.
In this life there are givers and takers. It's safe to say that vampires are very much in the latter camp. They don't have much time for the givers of this world - except perhaps at mealtimes . . .
Welcome to Lancre, where the newest residents are a thoroughly modern, sophisticated vampire family. They've got style and fancy waistcoats. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future.
Everyone knows you don't invite vampires into your house - unless you want permanent guests - nonetheless the King of Lancre has invited them to stay and celebrate the birth of his daughter. Now, these vampires have no intention of leaving . . . ever.
But they haven't met the neighbours yet.
Between the vampires and their next meal stand the witches of Lancre: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Magrat and young Agnes. As the residents of Lancre living are about to discover, it will take more than garlic and crucifixes to take back their home.
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Carpe Jugulum is the sixth book in the Witches series.
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett 1998 (P) Penguin Audio 2022
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Sir Terry Pratchett’s favourite drink was a banana daiquiri, so to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Carpet People and Pratchett’s birthday on 28 April, we’re making a terrific banana milkshake to toast the occasions!
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