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Equal Rites Audiobook

Equal Rites: Discworld, Book 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 it was 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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  • Mr
    London, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Rude, if not mechanical"
    What did you like most about Equal Rites?

    Marking the Discworld series' first romp into gender politics, it's a carnivalesque delight, following the attempts of a young girl to become the disc's first female wizard. Introducing Discworld regular Granny Weatherwax and her headology,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Equal Rites?

    Scatty and deliciously rude throughout, the bizarre goings-on on the journey to Ankh Morpork are highly entertaining.


    What three words best describe Celia Imrie’s performance?

    Very well pitched.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bára
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    12/16/12
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    "A lovely Discworld story but the narrator spoils.."

    I'm an avid Discworld reader and although Terry's genious never fails I feel the narrator quite spoils the book at times. Her portrayal of Granny Weathervax is screachy and hurts the ears frankly. I did enjoy parts of the narration though. Sadly there is no choice of narrators so the book is worth it even so.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/9/10
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    On a par with other reviewers, I was disappointed with Celia Imrie's narration of this classic TP novel. I have had several previous TP audiobooks and have enjoyed them immensely, giving me many 'laugh out loud' moments, but I was left quite confused, and totally lost the plot by the last third of the book. I could perhaps put it down to it being a very early Pratchett novel but I really think it came down to Celia's reading. She is an admirable actress but as a narrator for TP books, I don't think she gets anywhere near the calibre of Stephen Briggs or even Nigel Planer.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. J. S. Gillespie
    Liverpool, England
    1/22/09
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    "it's a great book!"

    Granted, Celia Imrie wasn't the best of choices but it would be hard to compare here to other narrators as all the other Pratchett book narrators have been men

    I enjoyed the change and like her reading of this and the other Pratchett book she did (Equal Rites)

    I think it's unfair to rate the book only on the narrator, the book is brilliant, many people say that Pratchett's earlier books arn't brilliant, including Sir Terry himself, but this book is a brilliant Pratchett take on Macbeth with a very witty ending and I brilliant introduction of many now loved characters

    Any one who loves the Discworld or Pratchett books in general or even just of the witches books will love this book even if they don't like the narrators way of reading it

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • christine
    shropshire uk
    9/6/16
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    "Poor reader"

    I did not like the characterisation. I thought several times that should stop listening because the character voices where so wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/25/16
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    "love love love this book!!!"

    love this book old granny really makes it with her wee one liners and her love of goats

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • james
    7/19/16
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    "Amazing book"

    I am a father of three girls and as soon as they are old enough they will be read this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jpp
    6/25/16
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    "Equal Rites"

    The tale of Eskarina Smith. Given a wizards staff at birth, how the eighth child of an eighth son became the first female wizard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ganio
    6/13/16
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    "absolutely impossible to listen to"

    awful recording, tried 3 different times to listen, finally just read the book. I don't know how amazon can release such recordings and even ask money for it! so disappointed with Amazon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs U
    5/14/16
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    "Still Good."

    This was the first Discworld book that I read and it is also my favourite. It's was as good as ever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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