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Roberto

Oakville, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2003

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  • Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    The construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time. For if the perfect clock starts ticking, Time, as we know it, will stop. And then the trouble will really begin. Subtle, sly, thought-provoking, and hilarious, Thief of Time is Terry Pratchett at his best. "This delightful production keeps the listener spellbound," says AudioFile.

    GoryDetails says: "Good story, but multiple readers were distracting"
    "Terrific story; terrible audio production."
    Overall

    The Discworld audio books available on Audible.com are, in general, wonderfully engaging. Although the later books in the series are rather expensive, they are worth it. Unfortunately, this audio book is the exception to this general rule. It's a terrible shame, as the story itself is absolutely wonderful. The problem is with the audio production. Rather than having a single person read the entire book, the book is read by an ensemble cast. Unfortunately, not all the readers are equally well-suited for this genre, and the overall effect is incredibly jarring. For example, Pratchett's trademark parenthetical asides and footnotes are read in a completely different voice from the rest of the text, which ruins the flow of the narrative.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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