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The Colour of Magic: Discworld 1 | [Terry Pratchett]

The Colour of Magic: Discworld 1

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place that might sound and smell very much like our own, but that looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers. But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same.
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"Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot."

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place that might sound and smell very much like our own, but that looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers. But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. But if the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries, and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard, a little logic might turn out to be a very good idea.

The Colour of Magic is the first novel in Terry Pratchett's acclaimed Discworld series, of which some 20 million copies have been sold.

©Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)Corgi Audio

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    "Horribly abridged"

    Unfortunately no unabridged version of this book is available here.
    The abridged version destroys the immersion for me completely.
    Characters are thrown from once place to another, people are introduced and then discarded without further context.
    Not recommended.

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    8/9/07
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    "Persevere - you won't be disappointed"

    It took me 3 goes (once trying to read the book itself) before I 'got it'. There is a mindset that accompanies appreciation of Mr Pratchett's sense of humour and incredible imagination. Now I have that mindset, I'm hooked!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    3/29/15
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    "Masterfull performance"
    What made the experience of listening to The Colour of Magic the most enjoyable?

    It`s the way in which Tony Robinson tells the story.


    What does Tony Robinson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Tony Robinson brings to life the various characters with a veritiy of voices and a light style of narration.


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

    Did make me laugh in places.


    Any additional comments?

    It`s just a shame that it`s an abrigded version could have listened all day.

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    "If only this narrator did the unabridged"

    Easy and happy listening, author has a unique sense of humour which ensures your attention. Strange at first but then you can't put it down

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    4/13/13
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    "Excellent"

    I love these in book format but in audio they are fab, I really love the way Tony Robinson brings the whole Discworld to life. Terry is a wonderful author and I love all of his books. I will add more books as and when I can to my library.

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