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Soul Music Audiobook

Soul Music: Discworld #16

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Publisher's Summary

On the planet of Discworld, phrases like "there's a Death in the family" take on a whole new meaning. Young Susan has always suspected that her Grandfather was different, as though all the time he spent riding a white horse and wielding a scythe weren't enough of a giveaway. Now that her worst fears have been confirmed, Susan learns that she's expected to take over the family business when she grows up, even though most people mistake her for the Tooth Fairy. But as attractive as Death can be to many people, Susan is drawn into something else: the exciting, addictive heavy beats of "Music with Rocks In," Discworld's latest dance craze.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1994

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    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 11-25-15
    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 11-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but not great Discworld"

    Discworld books are all good. Some are better than others however and I would place this one near the bottom of the many I have read. It is a parody of Rock music as you could probably guess from the title.

    It is the 3rd in the Death series of books. Death is one of the funniest and most interesting of the Discworld characters. The trouble is, with this book, is that Death is only a minor character. Death, prone to melancholy as he is, has decided to take a break and join the Clatchian Foreign Legion. This could have been a very funny book in itself, unfortunately, it takes Death mostly out of the picture and his Granddaughter unwillingly has to fill in for him.

    The plot revolves around a newly formed musical group composed of a human, dwarf, and troll. One of the members should have been killed but his soul has been replaced my music from an ancient artifact from the beginnings of the universe in the form of a (electric) guitar. They invent "Music with Rocks In" which takes Ankh-Morpork by storm. The plot becomes quite convoluted and at times confusing with a few less amusing side plots, which is why it lost a couple stars for me. Still, plenty of typical Pratchet humor with all the references to Rock Star cliches.

    Good but not great.

    Nigel Planer is a superb narrator. The recording quality of this is very poor. It sounds very muffled almost like being underwater. Made it difficult to understand certain parts.

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    Alberto Ortiz 10-24-15
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    "Awesome as always!"

    Terry would always paint the human condition so well in his satire as to be nearly invisible but the source of his genius. A true master.

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    azurealex 08-11-15
    azurealex 08-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "To love death"
    Would you listen to Soul Music again? Why?

    Yes, most definitely. The narrator brings to life the many unique characters of Terry Pratchett. Really a joy to listen to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Soul Music?

    Death's voyage to understand humanity in his own little ways.


    What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

    The voices are flawless and fluid. He's so good I will read the books with the voices he created in my head.


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    Gabrial 08-07-15
    Gabrial 08-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Dated but Timeless"

    The wit, wisdom and whiskers this old audio time deliver are as beloved as any in unseen universities music traps.

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    Amazon Customer 07-13-15

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    "Good, but not my favorite"

    I love Terry Pratchett's writing, but this story is not my favorite. I also think that some of these older recordings really suffer from showing their, well, age. The recording seemed far away somehow, regardless of volume. The disc world stories are always fun and the puns were amusing; I'm not always as interested in them as I am in the larger story but they stood out here. Possibly because I had a harder time getting into the larger story. Anyway, I love it because it's Terry Pratchett's and it fills out my disc world reading, but it will never be one of my favorite favorites.

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    Shawn 06-23-15
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    "SOUL MUSIC ROCKS!"

    liked it a lot. always enjoy Terry's books. Discworld is the coolest place I could ever imagine

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    Jane 05-04-15
    Jane 05-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story and reader, bad audio quality"

    This is a great story well read -- but every chapter's sound quality varies, making for odd transitions and the occasional muddy-sounding chapter.

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    Tigergel 03-23-15
    Tigergel 03-23-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Easy listening"

    Fantastic narration and characterisation from Planer & of course, Pratchett "back when" was always a treat!! Good length for travelling with.

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    Eric San bernardino, CA, United States 01-24-15
    Eric San bernardino, CA, United States 01-24-15 Member Since 2003
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    "Great and fun story"

    Wonderful story with lots of music references, very fun.
    cassette quality sound, seriously needs to be remastered.

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    Judy Pierson 09-04-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Laugh Out Loud!"
    What made the experience of listening to Soul Music the most enjoyable?

    THe reader and the wit of the writing


    Would you recommend Soul Music to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes although it is abit obtuse at times.


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

    All of them. He is fantastic!


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

    Laugh.


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