Great story, reasonable performance, hampered by ever-changing volume and tone levels. Sounds like it was poorly recorded on cassette, then transferred from tape to digital media. Could benefit from re-recording on 21st Century equipment able to maintain tone and quality of the audio.
Old Bear likes the honey
This is a fantastically narrated story. Pratchett's writing is wild and irreverent and the literary equivalent to a Monty Python sketch.
Either Creosote or Hakardly. Of course, when in doubt, choose the luggage!
Creosote. Also the snake in the snake pit!
The 8th son of an 8th son!
Not Terry Pratchett's best Discworld book. But an enjoyable listen. There were some odd, distracting uses of reverb, which did not seem to be related to the story line.
Probably not, once is enough.
Sourcery is similar to other Pratchett books. Outside of this particular author I would say its a cross between LeGuin and Vonnegut.
Probably. The only downside to this particular narrator is the effects that are used sporadically to denote footnotes, an echo effect that is dated and annoying.
Nah. Just something to fall asleep to.
Again, the only reason the performance is rated as low as it is is due to the antiquated effects that are utilized.
My interests run to psychology, popular science, history, world literature, and occasionally something fun like Jasper Fforde. It seems like the only free time I have for reading these days is when I'm in the car so I am extremely grateful for audio books. I started off reading just the contemporary stuff that I was determined not to clutter up my already stuffed bookcases with. And now audio is probably 90% of my "reading" matter.
Terry Pratchett is brilliant. It would be easy to say that the books in this series come off as just a bunch of episodes with the same or similar characters. It's true that the plots tend to be predictable. But the magic (no pun intended) of the series is in all the inventive ways Pratchett finds of recombining elements from all the old fantasy books and juxtaposing them with things from our world or unrelated genres. This one does not disappoint.