The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday, 2001); audiobook read by Stephen Briggs (Isis, 2001)
Only nominally a children’s book. Pratchett puts a sardonic spin on the Pied Piper fairy tale, foregrounding the rats so as to take humans down a notch. Narrator Stephen Briggs soups up the audiobook by using his Sam Vimes voice for Darktan.