The narration was excellent, but the recording had a persistent static hiss. It wasn't terrible, but the rest of the audiobooks I've listened to have had excellent recording quality. I'm hoping later books don't exhibit this.
The story's great and the performance is OK. It would have helped if it sounded like the narrator got at least some the jokes. However the recording quality is terrible. I wasn't able to finish the book because the loud, metallic hiss in the background kept giving me a headache if I listened for more than a few minutes at a time.
The book is great of course. The audio quality was fine. Ish. Some static in the background, an annoying ding between chapters and the footnotes were handled inexpertly. However I didn't have issues with the volume changing like other people reported.
Well written and established characters really allow you to lose yourself within the story. I think everyone knows someone like Twoflower.
Playing 'bridge' with Death and the Four Horsemen. I really liked the camera demon too.
Timing. In order to get a good laugh a line needs good timing which you may not get by reading alone.
The transformation of Rincewind.
This is a great place to start with Discworld, but just a friendly bit of advice... skip book 3 until you finished the rest. No need to sour the milk so soon.
Varied taste in books from classics to Sci-Fi to books on psychology and science. I'm a quantitative and a qualitative reader.
It's a wonderful story and very funny. The narrator is very good though the recording is bad. There are inconsistencies in sound quality and awkward breaks that don't seem to be intended. In between the chapters is indicated by a very annoying ringing or bell sound. Not something desired listening to the spoken word especially with so many damned chapters.
Pratchett is a great writer with clever turns of phrase and moments that make you laugh out loud.
I'm always happy to relisten to The Light Fantastic. While it's almost certainly not as good as Pratchett's later works, because I usually listen to it right after Colour of Magic, it seems so much better in comparison. The interlude in the forest of Skund is one of my favorite Pratchett sections, and reminds me of Witches Abroad. Plus, who doesn't love Cohen? Definitely better than Sourcery, and at least as good as Eric, if not quite up to Interesting Times. The Last Continent might be a draw.