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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1987; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
Nigel Planer isn't my favourite Terry Pratchett reader - I think Stephen Briggs does the best job of interpreting Discworld's regular cast of characters - but he's pretty good, and the story here is kind of interesting, if you're the sort of person who likes to think about what happens to you after you die. And for some reason I found the whole concept of 'Mort' (I had never realized that 'Mort' is both a nerdy-sounding first name and a term for death, which is decidedly not nerdy-sounding) very clever and amusing.
Worth getting if you're a Discworld or Terry Pratchett fan.
Nigel is a very good narrator for these books and does a fantastic job in this one. Easily understood and with great inflection.
I really love Pratchett's witty humor. His style is unique and always enjoyable. The man can really play with words, and also encase some really sharp concepts in a lot of humor. I am not a reader of phantasy books, but for Pratchett I always am happy to make an exception.
The story is the usual absurdity concoted by Pratchett, but you will end to care for Mort and the other characters, including Death.
His voice is the ideal guide to the Discworld, perfect to emphasize Pratchett's wit
one of the best ones, good to listen to and a really good Story.... Terry Pratchet.... so what else!
perfeckt humor and nice irony
Once again Terry Pratchett has made me laugh out loud with his wonderful clear sense of looking at life and our world. If you are afraid of death, well worth the read to lighten your ideas.
As a recent convert to Disc World I found this an amusing, if not 'unmissable'recording. Not in the same league as 'Colour of Magic' - but as ever lots of amusing threads running through the book. Certainly worth a listen. Audio clear and well read.
"Quality of this recording is awful"
This is a great story by Terry Pratchett, ably narrated by Nigel Planer but sounds as though it is coming from the bottom of a felt lined pit.
I listen to my books whist driving, and, with the lack of clarity in this recording, it is honestly almost too difficult to listen to.
it sounds as though this was converted from an old tape track with audio compression set to max. Not impressed, and as a result will steer clear of the other Pratchett books narrated by Mr Planer as well. Not because of how he reads, but because I might crash and die...
Nigel Planer's narration is good
"Likely, my favourite Discworld book"
It's hard to pin down what is best. Any fan of Discworld has their favourite characters,however, for me it was the conversations between Death & Mort.The way Sir Terry writes the stories is sheer genius
The association of the role of Death. I've heard other narrators, but Nigel Planer brings the sense of humour & believability, when you're talking the anthropomorphization of Death
Certain parts of the book & story really did make me laugh, as always leads to some strange looks from other people when I'm listening on public transport or even in the house
"Another Terry Pratchett triumph!"
A great mixture of superb writing and great narrative bought to life a great story that humorously throws new light on what a silly notion it is to fear ones own sorry demise.
The way that Nigel Planer manages to bring to life all the characters in the book.
I felt his portrayal of DEATH'S daughter was very funny.
It's nothing personal, it's his duty!
I loved this book, writing was excellemt and the narrator really bought the characters to life without boring you to sleep but I didn't feel it was Terry Pratchets best written book oft the series I would suggest reading/listening to Small Gods, Sourcery, The Fifth Elephant, theif of time or The Reaper man first but make sure to come back for this one :-)
Mr Pratchett has woven a wonderful tale that give the grim reaper many human traits, highly amusing - Brilliant!
This was one of the first books I ever read and I loved it then. The audio book is even better. Just sit back, relax and let yourself be transported to the discworld. It's a really good story about death getting an apprentice and what happens next. Nigel Planer does an excellent job of narrating the story.
This is another magical book from Terry Pratchett.
All his books stand alone but with every book you meet more members of the family.
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