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Lords and Ladies Audiobook

Lords and Ladies: Discworld, Book 14

On a hot midsummer night in Discworld, everything seems perfect - crop circles are turning up everywhere, the witch Magrat Garlick is getting married the next morning, and everyone's buzzing with excitement. Unfortunately, the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team has gotten drunk on a fairy mound, and the elves have returned with the traditional traits of the magical realm of Fairie: evil, malice, murder, cruelty, and kidnapping.
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Publisher's Summary

On a hot midsummer night in Discworld, everything seems perfect - crop circles are turning up everywhere, the witch Magrat Garlick is getting married the next morning, and everyone's buzzing with excitement. Unfortunately, the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team has gotten drunk on a fairy mound, and the elves have returned with the traditional traits of the magical realm of Fairie: evil, malice, murder, cruelty, and kidnapping. Suddenly, Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven of belligerent witches are faced with their biggest challenge as they try to pull off Magrat's wedding.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1992

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    Anna Prospect, Australia 11-12-12
    Anna Prospect, Australia 11-12-12
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    "Some irkful inconsistencies."

    70% of the enjoyment I get from an audiobook relies on the narrator being successful. I have found that Nigel Planer's narration of the discworld novels is not ideal. He tends to pronounce words differently each time he says them, and sometimes mixes up the voices assigned to characters!

    Please, Nigel... it's "g-eye-tha Ogg, not "githa". I'm sure it is! ;)

    The story, of course, is very much worth the listen, even despite the irksomeness!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean nykoebing falsterDenmark 02-03-10
    Sean nykoebing falsterDenmark 02-03-10 Member Since 2012
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    "so sad about the quality"

    TP is my alltime favorite Author. it is very sad, that audible cannot produce the title in a quality that dosent sound like is has been sampled with a 2-bit codec.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christian W?rzburgGermany 03-01-09
    Christian W?rzburgGermany 03-01-09
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    "Great book and narrator!"

    I really love Pratchett's Discworld novels and so it's no wonder i laughed a lot listening to a book i've already read three times. :) But it's not just Pratchett's writing. I also really like the reader. His immitation of the character's voices just suites my taste and brings in some extra humor.

    Why not 5 stars then?
    Because the audio quality is changing throughtout the book. Once it's ok, once it's bad. But i'm afraid, it's never really "good". At least it is by all means sufficient.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erin vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 04-04-15
    Erin vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 04-04-15
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    "Gloriously funny!"

    If you need a laugh out loud funny tale then look no further. A great listen for any where and any time.

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    Bonnie 01-20-15
    Bonnie 01-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love the book and it is read very well"

    I liked it so much so im listening to it for the tenth time now and i still find new things in the story

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  • Beccameriel
    London, United Kingdom
    11/26/14
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    "Away with the fairies"

    This is one of my favourite Pratchett's and I've read it lots of times so pretty much know it off by heart. I really needed a "comfort listen" so thought I'd give it a go. Evil fairies, Midsummer Night's Dream, terrifying Morris dancing, beekeeping - it's all there and hilariously interpreted through the unique lens of Discworld logic.

    Nigel Planer is fine but I prefer Stephen Briggs. I've known these characters for so long that I have strong personal ideas as to how they sound and Nigel Planer doesn't interpret them as I imagine. Obviously, that's not his fault but Granny Weatherwax sounds a bit too generic old lady for my taste.

    In the unlikely event that you haven't read any Discworld books, my advice is that whilst it's not strictly necessary to read them in chronological order, you will get more out of them by reading the "sets" within the series in the order they appear as the characters develop with each book. So, this is part of the Witches sub-story which technically starts with Equal Rites but properly with Wyrd Sisters.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Heage, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    6/13/10
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    "Pratchett does it again"

    Another total success. Mr. Pratchett does it once more, I have never had a bad novel by this man, whether in print or audio format.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
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    "A let down"

    This has long been one of my favourite TP books and I was looking forward to hearing it. I'd not heard Nigel Planer read one before. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy his style at all, it seemed as if he was reading it as fast as he could and sounded utterly miserable. I couldn't get any enjoyment out of this recording. A complete contrast to the lively Stephen Briggs efforts. Sad to say I switched off after an hour.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Nicola A Munday
    Haselbury plucknett, Crewkerne
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    "Another Pratchett masterpiece!"

    The Discworld's witches have always been my favourite characters, this one, witches abroad, and Masquerade in particular.
    Such a shame that the Disc and all its colourful characters have now been brought to a sudden end.
    If I were to recommend any of the Discworld's books, these would be the three I would suggest! The character Magrat Garlic really comes into her own in this particular audiobook, no longer the 'sulky hippy' she has previously been portrayed as, though,I surmise, all stories need to have an ending, it is just a shame that in real life, it is not always as we wish the ending to be. The author will be, and is- sorely missed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • elly gausden
    London, United Kingdom
    3/27/15
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    "Terrible sound quality"

    Nigel Planer is great, buy the sounds quality on the recording is dreadful. Shame to ruin a good book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • IPW133
    Gloucester, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Enjoyable"

    Another gem from Mr Pratchett. We see the wonderful witches of Lancre competing with the 'netherworld'. Nice touch of getting a rival witch wannabees involved. The usual humour along with an inventive theme keeps the reader enthralled from the beginning to the end. not only one to be read at mid-summer, but all year round.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leo Topp
    Britain
    4/7/13
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    "Discworld: Lords and Ladies"

    This is a great Pratchett novel, definitely up to his highest standards. The witches are definitely amongst his best and most entertaining characters. Pratchett's brand of quotable humour and distinctive characters suits the audio-book format perfectly. This has been one of my best Audible purchases.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
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    2/11/16
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    "One of my favourite Discworld stories"

    Most of my favourite characters in this witty story. I highly recommend it however the recording quality could be better which lets it down slightly.

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  • Nina
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    1/17/16
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    "Pratchett-astic!"
    Where does Lords and Ladies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Lords and Ladies makes you laugh from start to finish.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grandma witch for her humorous and heroic plotting.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Another great performance from Nigel Planer who created his own unique style for Terry Prachett's books, however not the best quality recording.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Witch's Promise in Discworld


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Juno
    11/23/15
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    "LOVED IT!"

    Yet another great story read by the hilarious Nigel Planet!!!! A wonderful listening experience yet again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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