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Small Gods: Discworld #13 | [Terry Pratchett]

Small Gods: Discworld #13

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.
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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.

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    Robin United States 02-07-12
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    "Time to poke fun at religion - hilarious"
    What did you love best about Small Gods?

    I loved the examination of what some will worship and the twist in people's natures to believe it! Pratchett has a magic way of poking at people's naive and unquestioning belief in what they are told to and how that one special person can throw a wrench in it. Wonderfully witty!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Terry Pratchett? Why or why not?

    I not only am willing but desperate to try others! He is one of my favs.


    Which character ??? as performed by Nigel Planer ??? was your favorite?

    The turtle and his crankiness and the newest prophet to the flock.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, several sittings, but this just makes it even better.


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    Harvey raleigh, NC, United States 12-14-11
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    "Great Introduction to Terry Pratchett"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Everyone needs to laugh. You don't need any background in the Disc World to enjoy this story. It is close enough to our world to have a relevant point as well as just being an entertaining story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great characters, great story, great way to get into the Disc World.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed out loud.


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    Awesome reading. Nigel Planer no longer reads the audiobooks for Pratchett, but this, I think, was his masterpiece and I am very glad it hasn't been redone.

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    Kathleen Littlehampton, United Kingdom 09-28-10
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    Usual wonderful funny and wild stuff from discworld series,a delight! Gods definitely have human failings in this book.

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    "don't waste your time"

    I have enjoyed these books for years and found the readers voices grating and off putting. He makes most of the characters sound either dull or with a head cold.

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