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The Colour of Magic Audiobook

The Colour of Magic: Discworld 1

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Publisher's Summary

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. The adventure begins when an eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet. The group, including an ineffective wizard and a naive tourist (whose luggage moves on its own little legs) encounters dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course "The Edge" of the planet.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1983; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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  • levi
    3/18/16
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    "Great story well read terrible sound quality"

    Read great by Nigel Planer as usual but the audio quality was shocking! Terrible effects on some voices and between scenes, thin scratchy sound with lots of hiss, avoid this its a dissapointment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James H Nicholson
    3/18/16
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    "Not the best performance in the series, but a grea"

    great first novel to an amazing series. I personally think the author honed his writing style over time, but still thoroughly enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/15/16
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    "The quality of the recording really let this down."

    The quality of the recording really let this down. The volumes changed regularly and some became hissy or crackly

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gallus Wilko
    London UK
    3/14/16
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    "Not very good at all"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different book different production of the narration


    Has The Colour of Magic put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The delivery was average and the silly reverb effect at the beginning was poor


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I suppose if you were a died in the wool Pratchett fan it would be something to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    Mediocre author and mediocre delivery

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annabel
    2/21/16
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    "Highly imaginative and fun to listen to!"

    It's a colourful and bizzare story that you can't help get engrossed in. The story lurches from one crazy imaginative world to another through a series of crises that befall the main characters Twoflower (a tourist from a far land) and Rinsewind (an incompetent wizard). Definitely recommend, I will be carrying on with the rest of the books after this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nina
    UK
    2/6/16
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    "The beginning of magic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Colour of Magic the most enjoyable?

    Absolutely brilliant narration by Nigel Planner in retro style.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    A failed wizard Rincewind and his adventures, which make you laugh to tears.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Dragons fight and when Rincewind and Twoflower are at the edge of the world.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dragons who believe in Rincewind but he doesn't believe in them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ???
    2/3/16
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    "avoid"

    very fast read and poor quality audio files, also over complex character settings at start

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs U
    12/27/15
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    "Great, but concentrate."

    This is a great story but it was easy to get lost, if this had been the first Discworld novel id rwsd I don't think I would have read more. The narration was very good, each voice sounded unique.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dusty
    12/23/15
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    "Great classic, shame about poor audio quality"

    Despite the poor quality and volume changing this is still worth getting as this is a classic story the launched a whole crazy but clever world of Terry Pratchett.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K Mussell
    12/11/15
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    "Great intro, awful sound quality"

    Great story introducing Discworld, and great performance from Nigel Planer but the sound quality is awful. Muffled audio in places, and volume fluctuates very noticeably. A shame, as it's a wonderful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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