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Soul Music Audiobook

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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    Amazon Customer 02-24-16
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    "Old audio"

    Old audio. You have to crank up the volume to hear the conversation. Not worth the buy. The story is good though.

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    thomas 02-02-16
    thomas 02-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "very poor audio quality"

    the very poor audio quality of this book makes it annoying to listen to. save your money.

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    Coral Mississauga, ON, Canada 07-31-14
    Coral Mississauga, ON, Canada 07-31-14 Member Since 2008

    I hold a BA in History from York University of Toronto; a 3yr Diploma in Computer Networking from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I have been "reading" audio books sinces the late 80s and a member of Audible back to 2004. What a really like is a good long story preferable over 30 hours. :)

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    "Living on borrowed Music"

    If you have never read the discword this isn't the book to start with; there are lots of establish story lines going on and you will be much happier starting with Mort.

    For those who have read Mort and Reaper Man - you know all about Death and Susan.

    This book is about the crowd, music and fame. Something which Pratchett - personal feel - falls a little short on. It's much better then Moving Pictures but somehow need seemed as neat to me as some of the other books.

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    Kent Karlskrona, Sweden 09-03-12
    Kent Karlskrona, Sweden 09-03-12 Member Since 2014
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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.

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    Amazon Customer Oro Station, Ontario, Canada 08-23-12
    Amazon Customer Oro Station, Ontario, Canada 08-23-12 Member Since 2014
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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.

    9 of 9 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
  • Mysfit
    10/9/14
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    "Bit hard to hear"

    I found it a bit hard to hear at times, poor sound quality almost throughout. Quite a coincidence when it's a book with sound as a focus.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    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!

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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
  • EBW
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    "Poorly copied from tape"

    A great performance ruined by lazy editing by audible staff. Long silences, random interjections of 'side three' etc and an additional copyright waring bang in the middle of the book ruins what should be one a delightful story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LabMummy
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    10/21/15
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    "Great as usual but . . ."

    The only drawback is the terrible sound quality. At some points the sound is tinny and echoey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/23/16
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    "brilliant, great puns and music narratives rock"

    one of the best books ever written, true insight into the world of music. some great puns with reference to Rock bands and classic song's. all combined with a touch of the big bang theory and temporal time theory.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edward
    5/10/16
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    "Please clean up audio and remove long pauses "

    Clearly copied straight from tapes as there is 10 second pause on chapter 4 before is announced 'side 3'. The amount of bass is also not constant. If you listen carefully you can hear muffled voices in the pauses (sound that is on the other side of the tape?). Would be nice if Amazon edited out the pauses and cleaned up the audio to make it sound less like a tape recording, considering non members pay over £20 for this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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