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.
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Definitely. I've yet to find a Terry Pratchett book I haven't loved, and would do anything I can do to expose others to how great the Discworld books are.
It deals with possibly controversial subject matter in a way that is very thought provoking, and exposes readers to different viewpoints.
This book made me laugh quite frequently. There are also a few bits which are quite sad
It's quite clearly still set in the Discworld universe, yet manages to feel quite different by featuring unique characters and settings. I believe it's also set in the past of the main Discworld books.
This is one of my favourite Discworld novels. Nigel Planer is EXCELLENT at different voices and accents and brings the whole story to life.
I am a huge fan of Discworld and am currently re-living them through audiobook. This was so much fun to listen to. Nigel Planer does a great job narrating. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.
i found this perticular story to be quite confusing, but i admit that it might be because it took me a long time to get through the book and i only got to listen to it for short amounts of time at any given time so that might be why i had trouble following the story
i've read or listened to almost all of his books so indeed yes :)
Nigel has a good strong voice that i never get annoyed with or tired of listening to
no, but like i said, that might be due to real life making me unable to follow my usual listening habits
"terrible recording quality"
no - because the recording quality was appalling and very hard to put up with
when the main character plays chess with death
he gabbled and spoke far too fast so much of the writing was lost - the terrible recording quality didn't help the performance at all. The sound level fluctuates throughout
No - worked ok as a stand alone story
don't convert poor recordings to digital and offer on Audible - it reflects badly on your quality control [or lack of]
"Good content dated recording"
A good book but the audio track sounds old, it needs to be redone or cleaned up to improve the overall quality
An insightful novel which works on a lot of levels, it's an adventure story, a travelogue and a philosophical treatise on the nature of the Church as opposed to religious.
"Funny in parts"
On the whole I enjoyed this book, not one his best in my opinion. But then I do prefer the later books read by Stephen Briggs
"great little one off story."
good story as always, great little one off. one of my favourites. read many times, great to listen to.
"Let down by recording"
Excellent story and the recording is not terrible but in places it is pretty bad quality
"The Turtle Moves"
Nicely read by Nigel Planer and Pratchett at his best. An entertaining read and as usual, the author makes you think and draw parallels with the real world. A great listen and I enjoyed it in the car on my daily commute.
some of the best work that Terry Pratchett has written.
highly recommend to any body
"A comic philosophical masterpiece."
My favourite book off all time. It is the perfect gateway to Discworld. Utterly marvellous!
"let there be lettuce"
one of the best early discworld books, from back when pterry was writing alone; so rich, funny and insightful; only gets better the more you know about the matters at hand.
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