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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1983; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
whats not to love? Apart from... hum... the recording quality is... shall we say, interesting but NOVEL! a bit more cooling power in the helmet of the troll recording ingeneer would of been nice... BUT IT'S ORIGINAL, different! If you pick up on the series the quality get's better and better, to the point where diskworld audio books gain a new dimention. The story is great, brilliant, funny, intelligent. Give the troll a chance, get's better and better with each book! PS sorry for the spelling, I used the Ankmorpork dislexikus dictionary uncorector
maybe get the troll a freezer to work in?
I loved the characters. Nigel Planer's performance gave real life to the book.
The Luggage takes no prisoners.
The performance gave depth and personality to the characters. Reading would have been words without humour.
Poor Rincewind tries so hard but just can't make it happen.
Nigel Planer does his best to make this catastrophe worth the credit or money spent on it but even he is unable to save it. Truly horrible audio quality, sounds like he's standing in an echo chamber.
Absolutely. A great book and brilliantly narrated
Most other Terry Pratchett novels
His characterisation is second to none.
Yes but it took me 3!
Terry Prachet is a genius and the book has an outstanding sense of humor.
The wordplays and hidden references to modern society.
A group of people. There is really nothing wrong with Nigel Planner but it's hardly fair to ask a narrator to be able to do 15 different voices and in the end they all sound the same.
Yes, all Terry Pratchett books deserve a follow up.
The writer has a fast paced style that is hard to follow sometimes. He also likes to bring in real physics ideas and add magic to them that doesn't really work that well.
"Off the wall funny !"
If you want a break from reality and a wicked view on our own world: a failed wizard on a flat world floating through Infinity on top of a giant turtle with his life randomly flicked about when the Gods throw the dice during their board game...
Nigel Planer's narrative is perfect, as he flicks seamlessly through accents and voices for each of the wacky characters.
"First of many delights - I hope"
I am not a Pratchett fan - but this first disc world book was a charming and humorous delight. Well read and well paced - I will try some more.
Brilliant book this has been my first experience of audio-books and I think I?m hooked.
The voice from Nigel Planer is great he changes voices for all the characters, I especially like his voice for Twoflower and Death (Death seems to be soo nice!)
The story is very different and it took me some time to get use to the description of the Author but if
you think about it makes good sense.
Very good can?t wait to hear the next one!
The humours way this book guides you on its way through the world with the hapless wizard Rincewind is spellbindingly good... Well written and full of adventures!
"The beginning, the first glance at genius."
And again and again! There is always something more to discover. The Disc World is a wonderful place to escape to.
Two Flower meeting Rincewind in the Broken Drum, the joy of innocence.
Great characterisation. Though he defines the characters well he resists the temptation to caricature them. That would spoil the the genius of Partchett
I wouldn't; please don't. The pictures are so much better in the audio version!
Sir Terry gave us the most wonderful place, and people to enjoy. I have been reading and listening to his tales for well over 20 years now, They are still as fresh today. Brilliant writer, and a sad loss.
"Where it all began"
I've always loved this book and while Sir Terry got better and better this is still a very good book. All the elements are there and it only really suffers from an episodic nature that makes it slightly more like a string of novellas than a novel in its own right.
The reading is goodish, but there's a couple of misreads from time to time, I guess it's a long thing to read!
Altogether, you should hear this and probably first!
"Audio not clear enough and it seemed crackly at times."
Really enjoyed previous TP book but this was a weaker production overall. We considered sending it back but did not know how to while on holiday in France!
"The colour of genius"
The book and the way it's story unravels, the depth of characters, how they intertwine are glorious. I love how my imagination gets such exercise as I try to picture a wooden chest with over a hundred feet and many teeth!
I can think of very few story tellers that can grab me, hold me, and have me laughing out loud regardless of public I happen to be as I hear this story told.
Terry Pratchett will be forever missed, thank God for him and his gift.
The Disc world he has created with its elephants and weird physics is genius.
I had never read any Terry Pratchett, and had never been sure I would really like his books. I am not really sure why now! This was fantastic.
The complexity of the world Terry Pratchett has created is wonderful.
Twoflower and Rincewind are the standout characters for me, but Nigel Planer is just a fantastic reader, his ability to create different voices for the many characters is just fantastic, and makes the book easier to follow, and very funny.
"a Joy to return too"
The start of a magical journey, the introduction of what come to be much loved characters as the disk world series builds. I really enjoyed Nigel Planer's narration skills.
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