I like book when they are read... To me with different voices for all the characters... By a talented author. ~Haiku
I love Pratchett's take on the Sorcerer's Apprentice meets Death Becomes Her. Even reading his Discworld books out of order they are just plain old fun.
These audio books of Terry Pratchett's " Discworld" series are some of the most enjoyable things I have ever listened to! The just right mixture of comedy and drama is always spot on, and usually just what the doctor ordered! Nigel Planer's performance is absolutely beautiful ( he was "Neal" on " The Young Ones" for any fans of british comedy out there ) and perfect for the series! I cannot recommend this highly enough!
if you aren't familiar with discworld, I recommend, the colour of magic is a much better intro.
this book is decent, but I have found later books are much more clever.
I very much enjoy the web of interconnected stories throughout the discworld series.
I also much prefer the humor of Terry Pratchett to that of, say, Douglas Adams/ the hitchhiker series.
What more could you possibly need in a Discworld novel, unless perhaps Nigel Planer and Stephen Briggs started reading together. Perfect delivery.
Ah, Discworld. A world of a particular satire, sitting on a disc, resting on four elephants, who are standing on the back of a giant turtle, which is swimming through the universe. If you love fantasy, sarcasm, and wit, these are the books for you. If you don't like fantasy, but you like sarcasm and wit, these are the books for you. If you don't like fantasy, don't grasp sarcasm, and aren't much concerned for any wit but your own... Well... You'll always have the magazines at the drug store, and at any rate, there's nothing wrong with lighter reading.
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...of other early Pratchett.
It's interesting to note that as Terry matured, his writing got more grounded. A weird thing to say about Discworld books, I know. But an appropriate one. You can see the world gradually firming up in these early books.
Story is good, narration is great, audio quality is subpar.
Even death needs a break from the dying. Love is suffering and even that can't escape death's clutches.
I read this book in paperback when I was younger and I could just not put it down. Listening to Nigel's narration brings the characters to life and gives the story a very satisfying feeling.
if you like a good laugh and great story you must read or and listen to this book. I do recommend completion get the series :)