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Soul Music: Discworld, Book 16 | [Terry Pratchett]

Soul Music: Discworld, Book 16

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.
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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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    Kent Karlskrona, Sweden 09-03-12
    Kent Karlskrona, Sweden 09-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Witty, entertaining and full of small easter eggs"
    Where does Soul Music rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25%


    What other book might you compare Soul Music to and why?

    To most of the other Terry Pratchett books


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A very funny terminator 2 reference and chase scene where death attempts to ride a motorcycle - with somewhat limited success.


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

    I did laugh. A lot.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are new to Terry Pratchett and his discworld series this is a decent jumping on point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Oro Station, Ontario, Canada 08-23-12
    Amazon Customer Oro Station, Ontario, Canada 08-23-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Unacceptable audio quality"
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    The publisher needs to remaster this. It sounds like a duplicate made by holding a tape recorder up to a speaker. The sound is atrocious and should not be made available for sale on this service.

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  • A User
    8/28/09
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    "Excellent story but ..."

    This is one of my all-time favourite books, and the reading is great too, but I find the sound quality disappointing. Still worth buying, but I'd be happy to invest in an updated recording.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Clare
    Stroud, United Kingdom
    2/21/11
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    "Music With Rocks In!!!!"

    Another book filled with the humour and brilliance that we?ve come to expect for Terry Pratchett and Discworld. A story that, when you come down to it, is just ?Music With Rocks In?. The characters are plentiful and divers, and you find yourself loving and hating them by turns. If there was one slight let down it was the sound quality, but nothing unexpected from an older recording and it in no way detracts from the story.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    9/17/11
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    "Genius storytelling"

    If you love 'music with rocks in it' this book will be a joy! Terry Pratchetts imagination never ceases to amaze me. He is a genius of a storyteller, and Nigel Planers narration brings life to all of the wonderful characters that are introduced in this story.I laughed alot and would thoroughly recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maureen
    Kirby Muxloe, United Kingdom
    6/3/13
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    "Superb"

    I love the subtle(?) humour in Terry Pratchett's books, and this one is no exception.

    The sideways inclusion of hit songs of the sixties really made me chuckle, the story is a trifle potty, but brilliantly so.

    Excellent listening, another one to add to the listen again list!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    Worthing, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Music with Rocks in!"

    The characters immediately appealed and I was gripped to the story within the first five minutes. The further humanisation of Death our favourite anthropomorphic personification is amusing as he first drinks and then goes off to forget by joining the foreign legion. This interplay of new charecters and themes over familiar settings and some old favorites (such as CMOT Dibbler as music mogul) makes this another grin fest. I always reach for a Terry Pratchett book when I want to be thought provokingly amused and walk around smiling inanely while listening to the story on audio. Soul Music did not dissapoint. Only slight downside is that this recording seemed to lack audio quality - seemed a bit biscuit tinney and although I enjoy Nigel Planer's narration, I do prefer Stephen Briggs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/6/14
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    "Wonderful"
    Where does Soul Music rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to this quite often especially when driving on long journeys. I must say that I do prefer Tony Robinson but Mr Planer is not to be sniffed at and does a jolly good job. This is definitely in my top 10.


    What other book might you compare Soul Music to, and why?

    Terry Pratchett's books are on their own.


    What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

    Believable voices. Good accents. Not too fast. Great comic timing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • matthew
    United Kingdom
    10/26/13
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    "Love this story"
    Where does Soul Music rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Always got time for death, such an amazing disc world character


    What other book might you compare Soul Music to, and why?

    How do you compare any discworld novel


    What three words best describe Nigel Planer’s performance?

    Can't do three words,.... A great story teller, love it when he reads the discworld books but his accents kinda sometimes sound awkward


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

    I'd listen to any terry prattchet book in one sitting if I could


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beverley n Jade
    uk
    8/15/13
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    "great book poorsound"

    i love all things pratchett and have listened to lots of the audio books narrated by stephen briggs and looked forward to hearing nigel planers narrate but i found the sound quality sadly distracting, the storey however is great so if you can get past that slightly muffled and with a bit of a cold sound you will love it as is always true of pratchett this book is full of humor, things to think about and great whittasism !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Vienna, Austria
    6/30/13
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    "Music with Rocks in!"
    Would you listen to Soul Music again? Why?

    Each time I listen "Soul Music" I find a new play of words that I didn't get before!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The end where DEATH plays the silence sound...


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Music with Rocks in! Starring "A Deaf leppard"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • louisavamp
    4/13/13
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    "Everyone must own this book"

    this is a great audio book and with one of my favourite characters in it death so if you like Terry Pratchett you have got to get this also have Susan death of rats and other favourite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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