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, Book 3

Regular Price:$34.71
  • 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 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.

Browse more of our novels of Discworld.

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (226 )
5 star
 (99)
4 star
 (82)
3 star
 (37)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
4.4 (164 )
5 star
 (91)
4 star
 (55)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.1 (163 )
5 star
 (81)
4 star
 (42)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (15)
1 star
 (4)
Performance


There are no reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • Deep Thought
    1/7/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not bad"

    Great book but I'm not keen on the reader. Otherwise a good listen overall. 3/5

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    2/28/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Witches Wizards and how not to use Magic"

    Brilliant!!!

    Please don't be put off by the reviews that mention sound quality, mispronounciation of words or any other negative personal views.

    The narration is perfect for the book and characters. The men sound male enough and the women are the most important anyway. I cannot find a bad word for the excellent narrator. Her skill makes the story come to life.

    As for illiterate persons or rather characters struggling with their pronounciation... Well, what is more real than that...?

    Totally Disk World! Totally Wizard!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth
    Voru, Estonia
    10/24/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better than expected"
    What did you like most about Equal Rites?

    I love the story, I like how Pratchett have written the story. Its alwayse intresting to read how diffrent people think about how men and women have to be treated equal.


    What other book might you compare Equal Rites to, and why?

    I would maybe compare Windhaven. Both of these have something similar and both of them I lissen in one go.


    What does Celia Imrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I like the characters she gives to voices. Audio wasnt that good, sometimes it was quieter , sometimes louder. But the story is still great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I wouldnt say move. It was intresting and fun, easy to lissen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    London, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  • Ms. J. S. Gillespie
    Liverpool, England
    1/22/09
    Overall
    "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
  • Ladynighteyes
    2/8/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another great tale"

    Characters were bought to life once again and made it an enjoyable listen. I have already read the book so it was nice to have it read to me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    UK
    1/31/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrible sound quality"
    Any additional comments?

    Celia Imrie's performance is absolutely fine but the sound quality of this recording is really poor. Can you do something to get it cleaned up Audible?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Circle Jerk
    1/26/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Recording faults"

    I am an avid STP fan and love being able to listen while doing other (boring) things. this recording is not very good. at one point Celia Imrie sounds like she has been put in a bucket and there are stutters in the recording that are somewhat irritating

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wendall
    Kuala Lumpur
    1/22/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awful narration!"
    What would have made Equal Rites better?

    Equal Rites is one of my favourite Pratchett books but I had to stop listening after only a few chapters.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Having another narrator - Celia Imrie made the bizarre decision to give Granny Weatherwax a drawling, uppercrust, scratchy voice which is at odds with the down to earth, uneducated, countrywoman character. The rest of the village spoke in rough accents, yet Granny had her received pronunciation. How would she have that if she never left the village of Badass?
    Celia also ignored the text - at one point she read out "Granny snapped" yet the sentence that followed was slowly drawled.
    Whoever chose Celia Imrie made a big mistake and I don't think she had ever read any of the books beforehand.
    The sound quality was also muffled and fuzzy - this , while not good, didn't really bother me as I was listening in the kitchen as I worked so it wasn't really a great situation to appreciate audio quality.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I DID love the book - it was the performance that was appalling.I normally listen to the end but I couldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book instead. This annoyed me too much to finish

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rock3r
    12/27/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book, awful recording"

    The book is very good, the problem I have is that it sounds like someone is reading it through a phone. The sound quality is so poor, tinny and compressed, I found it annoying

    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.