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...
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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
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.
"long winded, but good"
Still up to Pratchett's usual standard, but it felt like it dragged on a little.
I love this book, it is I think a perfect description of religion and how men twist and change the original thinking. It is my favourite Terry Pratchet. Highly recommended.
"My least favourite so far"
I've now read the first 13 books and this was my least favourite so far, followed closely by Pyramids (both "ancient civilization" novels); but a least favourite Terry Pratchett is still a better than average book!
"The turtle moves."
A book exploring the moralities and drive of living creatures in the Pratchett way ; easily a winner. Niger Planer is glorious as always and it seems both author and narrator had really got it sorted by this point.
"Why TP was an atheist"
First read this probably 15 years ago. Although it has all TPs characteristics of humour and good nature, it is also a quite profound and thoughtful discussion of the natures of religion, belief, morality etc. His greatest skill was always in presenting complex and problematic concepts in a disingenuously light hearted way. This is him at the height of his powers. Gods, how I'm going to miss him.
"Fabulous to listen to"
Lots of funny moments but also poignant. How do small gods get big and how do they fail... Great listen
Such a great story, really thought provoking but with Terry pratchetts normal use of great humour
Classical Terry with a feel good attitude.
He is so far been the best narrator for Pratchett books, I have not checked but I hope he is going to be on all of them.
Forgetting: That is something what happens to others...
No comments as if you like TP. U listen to it any way. TP has nailed it another time of fantastic writing and stye.
"Spatulas and corkscrews"
Every time I open a kitchen drawer, I am reminded of this book. As in every story by Pterry, there are places where you can hang your past memories or pick up a few more, hooks for things you forgot you knew and occasionally a push pin trapping a small, dead thing that is more than a memory but not always a good one. There's wit, there's warmth and as typical with his work, there are questions and answers. Not always the right ones and not always matching what you expect. Of course, if you want to be entertained and not stretched, you can do that too. Only read every other word, if that's the case. It's much simpler.
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