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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1983; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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!
"great content, lousy sound quality"
It was a great pleasure for me to get introduced to terry pratchetts amazing work by hilarious Nigel Planer. One really notices a great difference between characters and the atmosphere he creates makes it fun to listen.
The only annoying thing about this version is the bad sound quality. It seems the mp3 file was copied from old tapes. There is a constant hissing and overall sound is very rattling and lacks of middle and deep frequencies. Listening in the car was because of that either hard to understand or rather painfull. In my opinion that doesn?t justify to the price I paid. But never the less I managed to enjoy listening.
"The start of a wonderful journey across the Disc."
I always had trouble reading The Colour of Magic, it's so different from the other Discworld books. But listening to the story unfold has been an amazing treat full of laughs and weird fantasy.
The recording could be better, it's muffled in places and is sometimes hard to hear.
"First TP story"
Fancied something a little different and wasn't disappointed. Good story, imaginatively created and very well read. At some points I actually forgot that it's the same person doing all the characters. Nigel brings each to life in a way that makes the story play out in your minds eye and very believable.
"Well read but poor sound quality."
Always loved Terry Pratchett and the story was well read. However the sound quality was intermittent and at times very poor.
"Most enjoyable book"
Enjoyed going back to where the Discworld began. Nigel Planer's reading was excellent, good characterisations. Looking forward to hearing more in the series.
"Love disk world"
A great first book, full of all you expect it to be.
Terry Pratchett is a fab author.
"Very poor sound quality"
Overall very disappointed with the sound quality which impacted the performance. It is an excellent book and this did not do it justice.
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