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.
"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)
Love listening to young adult fantasy when I run and slightly more epic fantasy when I commute into work.
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.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine; (fortunately) everybody drinks water. - Mark Twain
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.
Simply amazing. One of modern writing's best. Tougher on audio than it is to read because it's so dense, but Planer reads Pratchett so exceptionally that it's worth rewinding every so often to catch what you missed.
Sir Terry never disappoints. Small Gods is one of his strongest books, cuttingly witty, strong story, beautifully paced. Nigel does his usual amazing job. This is a very good book to get started on the Discworld.
Small Gods is very entertaining and has some thoughtful insights. Great characters and lots of human reflection. Discworld at its finest!
I've read many of Pratchett's books, but hadn't gotten to this one. I thought it was great! Super fun, well narrated, and so detailed that I know I'll get more out of it upon another listen (or two). Nigel Planer is one of the best narrators, in my opinion, and absolutely perfect for Pratchett's books. Great pacing, too.
Other fairly standalone Discworld novels, like Unseen Academicals. Terry has his own niche and there's nothing quite like it!
Absolutely amazing voices! All of them sound so natural and, most importantly, hi-frickin-larious. He really brings the fun to these books, beyond even the writing. I also love his pacing, which I feel is quick and natural. So many audiobooks feel like they drag a bit, where as he narrates at the speed of conversation.
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