I'm an ex-green beret. When I got back from 'nam, I tried to catch up with the other members of my detachment only to discover that they had all perished. I had some "run ins" with some local law enforcement which escalated VERY quickly. I ended up in prison breaking rocks all day until my former C.O. recruited me for an unofficial mission... but I digress.
As my introduction into the world of Disc... world, I found the story of Mort to be quite entertaining. Pratchett stirs the imagination with tidbits of discworld lore; leaving the reader wanting more. Planer brings it to life with an excellent performance.
As stated in other reviews, the recording quality isn't great, but I didn't find it terribly distasteful.
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.
This book was undefinable entertaining. The story was simple and the performance was decent. I wasn't awestruck. I feel that I enjoyed it more than it deserves; but, I was well entertained.