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Small Gods Audiobook

Small Gods: Discworld #13

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Publisher's Summary

Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise.

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.

What the Critics Say

"Pratchett is the funniest parodist working in the field today, period." (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
"Terry Pratchett is simply the best humorous writer of the 20th century. Wodehouse, Waugh, Sharpe, etc. all have their merits, sometimes considerable, but Pratchett really is a cut above the rest." (Oxford Times)

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    Joanne 07-09-16
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    "I love Bruther."

    So many gems in this one. I will have to listen a few more times!

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    Justin 06-12-16
    Justin 06-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "the turtle moves!"

    a fun story with Terry Pratchett's signature wit. the narrator does a wonderful job bringing it all to life.

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    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 06-03-16
    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 06-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Humorous, and yet deep"

    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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    M. Geissel 04-13-16
    M. Geissel 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious"

    Small Gods is wonderfully respectless and funny. The narration is done excellently, but the sound quality is a bit muffled.

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    mkwhite30 04-08-16
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    "Splendidly humorous every time"

    I have listened to Small Gods many many times now. I can say with little fear of being wrong that it is my favorite audiobook and performance. It's both hilarious and thought provoking.

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    Heather Freeman 04-07-16
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    "fantastic"

    great story by Terry P. and i couldn't imagine a better reader. hilarious and thought provoking; wonderful.

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    Angie F. 03-23-16
    Angie F. 03-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Full of philosophy."

    This book really speaks to Pratchett's philosophy on religion, spirituality, cruelty and humanity. The first time I read this it opened my eyes without being heavy handed or preachy.

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    Shane Cambridge, MA, United States 02-12-16
    Shane Cambridge, MA, United States 02-12-16 Member Since 2015

    Love listening to young adult fantasy when I run and slightly more epic fantasy when I commute into work.

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    "Quite possibly the best so far"

    Ahh what a listen. I want to read a biography on terry Pritchett after this book, the characters, the prose, the end to end story are all masterful!

    All that a 3rd grader could listen too as well, no harsh language or graphic descriptions.

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    Mark Tulsa, OK, United States 08-23-15
    Mark Tulsa, OK, United States 08-23-15 Member Since 2011

    My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine; (fortunately) everybody drinks water. - Mark Twain

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    "A satire of religion."

    It's funny, thought provoking, and entertaining. It satirises religious institutions, people, and practices, and the role of religion in political life. I highly recommend it.

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    Ryan 07-06-15
    Ryan 07-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great and clever story"

    The performance was excellent and he story was clever and entertaining. I highly recommend it.

    A great story to start with from this author.

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