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Equal Rites: Discworld #3 | [Terry Pratchett]

Equal Rites: Discworld #3

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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.

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

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    Dave Irvine, CA, United States 01-16-12
    Dave Irvine, CA, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A Little Bit Different"

    Different from other Terry Pratchett books I have read... less hectic, which makes it a bit easier to catch all the humor - others of his books have kept me hopping trying to keep up!

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    M. D. Packard southern california 01-16-12
    M. D. Packard southern california 01-16-12 Member Since 2009

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    "A Little Bit Different"

    Different from other Terry Pratchett books I have read... less hectic, which makes it a bit easier to catch all the humor - others of his books have kept me hopping trying to keep up!

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    Orion Naples, FL, USA 03-26-10
    Orion Naples, FL, USA 03-26-10
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    "Rubbish"

    If you like the first two books of discworld, then skipped right over this one. Equal rites is long-winded and boring with characters that bring a new sense to the word retarded. There's barely anything funny in the whole book. The narrator is even worse or may be it's the engineering crew who put the book together: because you are unable to hear half of what it the narrator is saying unless she's doing granny Weatherwax's voice. Every best character in the first two discworld books are completely absent, and none of the new characters have the same charm or craziness that Renswind and Two Flower have. I am actually sorry to say I paid for this book.

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    Nancy I Nielsen Brown 10-01-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Early Pratchett, Finding his Character"

    This is an early one of Pratchett's Discworld novels, and it seems that he hasn't yet hit his stride with the characters. The story is enjoyable and the reader does a fine job with the characters, despite the lack of depth.
    Still, it shows the development of Granny Weatherwax when compared to later novels and it is worth the listen.

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    Amazon Customer CA , United States 08-05-09
    Amazon Customer CA , United States 08-05-09 Member Since 2014
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    "In for the long haul"

    Just finished the third in the series and I will simply have to hear them all. This was my favorite so far. I found myself laughing outloud many times throughout this story. I must say that I was very pleased with the narrator. She was perfect for this story. I can deal with different voices from book to book. It fits right in with the concept of the Discworld series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Gilroy, CA, USA 12-09-06
    Shawn Gilroy, CA, USA 12-09-06
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    "Equal Rites: Discworld #3 (Unabridged)"

    I really like the story but took me a long time to like the narator. If you have listened to the previous tales it takes some time getting used to the female naration. I liked her by the end of the tale but took some time to get used to the female voice for the female perspective of the disk. That in mind at the front of this book U may enjoy it quicker. Good stuff!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Sacramento, CA, USA 05-21-06
    Anne Sacramento, CA, USA 05-21-06
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    "Always Good!"

    Terry Pratchett is a brilliant satirist and the reading is well done.

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    Dale Strathmore, AB, Canada 09-03-03
    Dale Strathmore, AB, Canada 09-03-03
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    "Boring"

    Was not as funny as the first two...and lacked a flow of thought. Sorry but i was a bit let down by this one.

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    Carl Cravens Wichita, KS USA 06-11-03
    Carl Cravens Wichita, KS USA 06-11-03 Member Since 2012
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    "And now for something a bit more serious..."

    Pratchett changes characters for this one, and the change in characters comes a change in tone. While the humor is still there, it's much more low-key. The characters are a little deeper and more interesting. While the story is addresses equal rights for women, it's not a deep commentary on the subject. Overall, this was a great story.

    This book brings a change in narrator, which threw me at first. But I think the change was appropriate, considering that the two main characters in the book are female. She doesn't delivery the sarcastic British humor the way Nigel Findley does, but she holds her own in presenting the characters.

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    Andrew Wattle GlenAustralia 06-28-04
    Andrew Wattle GlenAustralia 06-28-04 Member Since 2010
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    "What happened"

    Previuos 2 discworlds are fantastic, this loses all the fun, characters are new, very flat. Not sure if it is the story or the new narrator, I suspect the latter

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful

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