Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few.
He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horribly holy war. He wants to stop the persecution of a philosopher who has dared to suggest that, contrary to the Church's dogma, the Discworld really does go through space on the back of an enormous turtle. (Which is true, but when has that ever mattered?) He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please.
But most of all, what he really wants, more than anything else, is for his god to choose someone else...
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
©1992 Terry Pratchett and Lynn Pratchett; (P)1997 ISIS Publishing Ltd.
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The story is a good solid one and Nigel Planer's narration is fine (which is why I didn't give this a lower review) but the sound quality is terrible. At around chapter 11 there's a part where the distortion gets really bad. I know they say it's a vintage recording, but I think this story deserves better than this.
you can never go wrong with the Discworld for great humor. I love Nigel narrating too. He makes it even better!
I've enjoyed Mr. Pratchett's books for years now. The way he can and does make us see inside our lives and culture of the human race is simply a gift. Here we have a truly honest discussion hidden in a story so richly detailed that we completely forget there is a parable here. Then every once in a while through the story we a given set prices that remind us that there is indeed a lesson to be learned if only we as a race would listen.
loved it. very funny, but only if you like that intellectual humour. narrator was great. protagonist is a model to live by: free thinker and very kind.
Small Gods has to compete as one of my favourite Discworld Novels. It is very, very funny - and yet, it reaches depths of observation about humanity, religion, philosophy that many an academic treatise barely scratches.
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