We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Sourcery: Discworld, Book 5 | [Terry Pratchett]

Sourcery: Discworld, Book 5

A "sourcerer" is born in Discworld - a wizard so powerful that he makes all other magicians look like a bunch of fools in pointy hats. Now, suddenly, Discworld is brought to the brink of an all-out thaumaturgical war. The only hope for peace is Rincewind, the failed magician who has a risky plan to save the world. He enlists the help of several odd new characters, including Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and a yuppie genie who sees lamps as a growth industry.
Regular Price:$34.71
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A "sourcerer" is born in Discworld - a wizard so powerful that he makes all other magicians look like a bunch of fools in pointy hats. Now, suddenly, Discworld is brought to the brink of an all-out thaumaturgical war. The only hope for peace is Rincewind, the failed magician who has a risky plan to save the world. He enlists the help of several odd new characters, including Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and a yuppie genie who sees lamps as a growth industry.

This is the fifth book in the Discworld series.

Browse more of our novels of Discworld.

(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1988; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (114 )
5 star
 (60)
4 star
 (37)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.4 (68 )
5 star
 (38)
4 star
 (18)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (68 )
5 star
 (43)
4 star
 (17)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Tony CanberraAustralia 10-10-08
    Tony CanberraAustralia 10-10-08 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    138
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Sourcery (Unabridged)"

    Certainly one of Terry Pratchett's best novels. I laughted all thru the listening (the narrator helped a lot here). It does not depend on a detailed knowledge of Pratchett's characters to enjoy. Some of his other books are best enjoyed once you are familiar with them.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jason Grovedale, Alberta, Canada 10-12-10
    Jason Grovedale, Alberta, Canada 10-12-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Well read, great book"

    The book itself was great as have all Discworld books I've read, Nigel was excellent as the narrator and was clear and easily understood. Full props to him for that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results
Sort by:
  • David
    Fleet, Hants, United Kingdom
    8/9/10
    Overall
    "Pratchett on top form"

    Sir Terry really hits his stride with Sourcery. Packed with his customary wit, erudition and a driving plot to boot, you couldn't ask much more of a Discworld novel. The narration is flawless and the range of character voices exquisite. To my fellow passengers on the 0722 to Waterloo I can only apologise for the many laugh-out-loud passages contained within this book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jim
    WickhambreauxUnited Kingdom
    5/19/08
    Overall
    "Excellent listen but had to strain"

    The book as expected was brilliant and listening to it come to life under Nigel Planner's orchestrated vocals was brilliant. However, the actual sound quality appeared to let it down slightly. I am unsure if this is my earphones or the iPod version but there was a tinniness to it that made it hard to hear at times.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    Aylesford, United Kingdom
    2/7/12
    Overall
    "Lots of fun and magic!"

    Although this is an early book, I've already downloaded a dozen or more Discworld novels. This one was a rollicking good listen, with laughs all the way and plenty of magic. Poor old Rincewind is at his most adorable - cowardly but brave in his own little way! The theme this time is roughly Aladdin and the Arabian Nights, with some interesting new characters - Conina the reluctant (but highly-skilled) Barbarian and Nijjel the string-bean spotty teenager Apprentice Barbarian. The Genie with his mobile phone is a hoot! I always enjoy Nigel Planer's reading, although he is racing a bit at the beginning. The only reason I give 4 stars and not 5 is the quality of the recording, which is not Mr Planer's fault (unless he actually CHOSE to sit in a steel cubicle with a 1970's dictaphone and a mouthful of cottonwool).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    belfast, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "another triumph"

    Terry Pratchett never fails to deliver an exciting read. The wizard books are always the best in my opinion and this may be the best one in the series. The narration by Nigel Planer is also high quality and he really helps bring out the different personalities in the characters. As always with the discworld books i would advise you to buy it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pippa
    UK
    2/10/12
    Overall
    "Not one of the best"

    Not one of the best: it is probably just my taste, but I find Nigel Planer too dour for these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.