It mainly offered a lot of the same refrains that you find in the Percy Jackson series without enough story to compensate for the repetition of the initial storyline. It doesn't really offer anything new. I just seems like some extra stories that, for whatever reason, he cut out of the main series and do not on their own merit an entire book. I felt cheated.
Maybe if he put these stories together with the other one, the demigod diaries, and added a few more stories that would be worth a credit. This work felt like a rush job, incomplete and a lot of filler.
Rincewind's inner monologue concerning his sanity.
It is comprable to the Colour of Magic, as it is the next step of the story, the same wonderfully absurd characters, it at least meets all expectations set by the first book, and in certain ways surpasses them.
Everything that he brought to the Colour of Magic. Wonderful.
I laughed often while listening to this book!! The discussion of descriptive writing was downright hilarious.
The Colour of Magic, from a female perspective, Witches instead of Wizards, kind of....
I very much liked her performance, and immediately got the next book in this part of the series, so that I could enjoy more of her quality narration, which I now have come to expect from any work of Terry Pratchett's. I wish she narrates more that just these 2 novels of Discworld, (Equal Rites, and then Wyrd Sisters). Anyways, I will definitely keep an eye out for any books that she chooses to narrate. The voice she used for the youthful protaganist of this book is downright adorable, as is the voice she chose for the stuttering boy-genius wizard she befriends.
Many moments in this book brought me to audible laughter, causing some curious looks from neighbors and pedestrians while I gardened!! The letter that granny weatherwax wrote to the unseen university cracked me up, as did her discussion of headology.
Dr. Bass's perspective and clear expertise in the field. He has written more than a few of my osteological textbooks and it was downright fun to hear how he describes his own experiences, how he has accumulated his considerable library of knowledge.
How Dr. Bass and Jon Jefferson managed to convey the absolute respect that is necessary when dealing with human remains as well as interesting, scientifically accurate, entertaining, humorous and in some cases heart rending situations that led to the need of Dr. Bass's expertise.
This audiobook is good. It is not the best, but far from the worst audiobook I have listened to, it is above average and is a solidly good book. The author embraces this format and brings it into the story masterfully, while the performances by the two narrators is very good and moves the story along effortlessly. The differing perspective of the two main characters was intriguing and in many instances downright captivating. I would have rated this series higher, as I think that the way that Rick Riordan uses the audio format in this series is brilliant, but I listened to a superior work (The Colour of Magic by Terry Prachett) and cannot in good conscience give this work the same rating. This series is much better than Riordan's other, more famous, Percy Jackson series, which I also enjoyed.
Their narration gave more depth to the characters and brought that enjoyable sibling rivalry to life. Also, the accents they did were very good, even on the very very few instances where they attributed the wrong accent to a particular speaker. In fact, that is the only reason that they got 4 instead of 5 stars. Their performances were still well above par. I wish I could give them a 4.75. I have even started adding books they narrate to my wish list, simply because I enjoyed them so much.
I just want to make clear that this is a quality production and written work. I very much enjoyed listening to this series, much more than I anticipated.
Absolutely, without a doubt! This performance is very enjoyable, and the content is ridiculous in a very good way. I laughed out loud often and heartily with this audiobook. The narration was the best that I have yet heard, and I have listened to quite a few audiobooks.
The character of Death was extremely entertaining, with his echoing and powerfully commanding voice, but his portrayal of the Discwolrd's premier Tourist Two Flower was fantastic.
Yes, this book made me laugh quite a lot.
A very fun read/listen, but slightly tainted with dated sexist and racist undertones.
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