Mort is a good middle entry in the list of audiobooks I've listened to so far - and most of my books are Discworld novels.
To me, Mort was similar to Small Gods because you have the young male protagonist finding his place in the world through awkward, madcap and often moving adventures.
I enjoyed the scene where one of Mort's first clients walks him through the process of collecting a soul.
As always in the books featuring Death and his associates, I find Terry Pratchett's handling of the process of death to be sensible, thought provoking and dignified - for a given value of 'dignified'.
I'm working my way through the series - in no particular order and many re-reads or -listens. I love evey story for the value it brings to the whole; for the way it can stand on it's own; for the way they make me laugh, cry and think. Fortunately, I still have several to go and I wish the series would never end.
Once again, Planer delivers a great performance. Although I didn’t particularly care for the voice he chose for Mort, at least it was very consistent and instantly identifiable in dialogue. In particular, I liked when Planer mixes the voices of Death and Mort to create a unique accent as needed in one particular set of scenes. Those who have listened to the first three books of the series will immediately notice the lack of reverberation in Death’s voice, but that’s probably just as well, since Death has so much to say – it might have been harder to listen to with additional voice effects. Pratchett writes a, once again, excellent novel: full of humor and laugh out loud moments intermixed with a deeply enjoyable, though somewhat predictable, plot. The only complaint I observed was the engineering of the recording. The volume and quality continually change at each obvious break in the recording session process.
I love Death and all of his quirks. The story grew a bit tedious toward the end, but Mort and his escapades were delightful.
I love any disk world book with Death in it and Nigel Planer reading the character. He does a great job. This book, as with most of Pratchett's work is friggen funny. I found my self laughing out loud many times. This book is a real gem. Get it, you won't be sorry you did.
Never had the print version, but like all audiobooks, it is perfect for busy people or those with disorders like dyslexia.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Both are wonderful examples of dry British humor with a surreal edge.
This is my first audiobook narrated by Nigel Planer. He was somewhat strange at the beginning (his voice didn't seem to be much to listen to, no offense meant) but his inflections and timing blended very well with Mr.Pratchett's style of humor.
I practically did listen to it all in one sitting!
The book itself sucked me right in! It had the perfect mix of witty comedy and adventure, a must have for any fantasy lover
This one starts kind of slow, but picks up about halfway through. It's a typical Terry Pratchet book. If you like one, you'll like them all.
A Tool in the shed
Don't know, only read the audio version.
Not really. I tried one of his books on a whim. I did some research before doing so, as he had dozens of books. It was a little too childish for my taste. This isn't really a fair description, because childish isn't quite right. Quaint maybe? Regardless, while listening I couldn't help but feel like I was reading a cut-rate Douglas Adams novel. Cute, but not quite there. Felt like Young Adult Fiction.
The beginning where Mort met Death for the first time was entertaining.
I'm glad that this was my first book (besides Good Omens) by Terry Pratchett, because I just loved it. Very funny and entertaining. I can't wait to read more about Death!