We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Equal Rites Audiobook

Equal Rites: Discworld #3

Regular Price:$38.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out to be a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession. Terry Pratchett's third Discworld novel, Equal Rites, asks many provocative questions about magic, where it goes, where it comes from, and why.

Browse more novels of Discworld.

(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1987; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (2052 )
5 star
 (1070)
4 star
 (643)
3 star
 (271)
2 star
 (45)
1 star
 (23)
Overall
4.5 (1300 )
5 star
 (811)
4 star
 (340)
3 star
 (130)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.3 (1293 )
5 star
 (713)
4 star
 (340)
3 star
 (168)
2 star
 (48)
1 star
 (24)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Talia 07-13-15
    Talia 07-13-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "perfect"

    amazing to put you in that happy comfortable place for sleep! i love this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    belseat 06-19-15
    belseat 06-19-15

    B

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "loved the reading of the story"

    not my favourite disc world novel, but still very enjoyable. the performance was great. I love the accents, the voice changes and the stutters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    fivestaples 06-12-15
    fivestaples 06-12-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cuts off right at the end--Error in Editing"

    Love Terry Pratchett and only enjoy him more the further I get into his books.
    The writing is heaps of fun and great brain candy.

    My only beef, and this is a big beef.... is that this book, in the last chapter before the resolution, simply cuts off in mid sentence: "There was..." and then a short resolution sentence or two. I am sorely disappointed. I'm going to ask for my credit back. I've tried it on both downloaded itunes and kindle audio versions. Like paying for a book and getting the second to last page torn out... AAAAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly TX 05-29-15
    Kelly TX 05-29-15 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining"

    Entertaining quick read. Not too much going on but it gave me a good chuckle. Audio quality is poor and the editing is haphazard but this wasn't too distracting.
    Overall worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeffrey Broadbent Minneapolis, MN USA 05-20-15
    Jeffrey Broadbent Minneapolis, MN USA 05-20-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A breakthrough into Feminist sorcery"

    Another masterpiece by Terry Pratchett that brilliantly crosses over the ages-old gender division between female earth witchery wisdom and male abstract conceptual sorcery and for the first time in human history effects their successful mergery. After this relentless critical deconstruction, Magic and its practitioners will never again see as "natural" these baseless gender shibboleths.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gregory Khrapunovich 04-03-15 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good book, bad reading"
    What did you like best about Equal Rites? What did you like least?

    That was my first experience with Terry Pratchett. I really liked the humor and the story. I am going to read more of Discworld series. Unfortunately a lot was lost because of bad narration. Sometimes I had trouble understanding the text. It could be just my problem (I am not native English speaker), however it never happened before.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jaysen Treadaway 03-24-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A review"

    Simply, or rather not simply, but most indeffinately complicatedly; fantastic. The author and voice bring to life the discworld in a way that make the imagination dance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debra Terry Lawrence, KS 03-16-15
    Debra Terry Lawrence, KS 03-16-15 Member Since 2011

    Middle Path Helmsman

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    74
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "why I say Terry Pratchett was a feminist author"

    This book is just the first of many in the Discworld where female characters are the movers and shakers. male characters are somewhat...incidental.

    Also the first appearance of the incomparable Granny Weatherwax! who is the very definition of strength and determination. I prefer Nigel Planer or Stephen Briggs for narration but there is simply no way to ruin a book by Sir Terry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karen Vradelis 02-16-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One if my favorites.."

    One of my Disc World Witches fovorites... but aren't they all? :) Genius stuff from Terry Pratchett.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Craig Edward Given 12-02-14 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    56
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Plot Meanders"

    The plot seemed to meander after the midpoint and ended with an unsatisfactory fizzle. I'm a big Disworld fan, so Pratchett's humor is on par and if that's your primary concern (as was mine), this delivers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.