Aaarrgh! I wish I had listened to the reviewer who said the music made listening to this book intolerable. I thought if was worth a shot because I liked the sample of Jeremy Northam's reading so much, but it was a complete waste of a hard-earned credit. It is the same wretched piece of music every single time, it plays ever five minutes, and it's louder than the reading (like commercials during TV shows). Someone should lose their job over this because it would have been so enjoyable otherwise.
As with "Equal Rites," Isis Audio made the tragic mistake of having someone other than Nigel Planer read this book. Celia Imrie's reading style is twee and she cannot even pronounce the character's names correctly. Read this one on your own and then listen to "Witches Abroad" (read by Mr. Planer, thank gods).
The Isis Audio editions of Pratchett's books with Nigel Planer as the reader are superb. For some tragic reason, however, they had a woman read this book and she is ghastly. She reads in a sicky-sweet style and fails to pronounce the character's names correctly. If I ever win the lottery I will personally pay Mr. Planer to record this book!
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