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

The Colour of Magic: Discworld 1

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. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.
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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.

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

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  • Donna
    Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria, United Kingdom
    2/1/11
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    "Not his best but still worth reading."

    I know this is the first in the series and although it's enjoyable I would say Pratchett goes from strength to strength in his other books. Unfortunately, tthe sound quality on this has clearly been taken from cassette and so isn't as good as one might expect from Audible's usual high standards.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rob
    Rijswijk ZH - Netherlands
    1/17/11
    Overall
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vivian
    New Malden, United Kingdom
    8/11/10
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Rockland St Peter, United Kingdom
    9/19/10
    Overall
    "so disappointed"

    It's over a year now since I gave up on this book, and I keep thinking I should give it another try, except life is too short. Discworld is wonderfully imaginative, but there is no characterisation,and I really didn't care what happened to the people. Added to that was the self conscious cleverness of the writing and I just gave up, which is a shame because I thought I had hours of enjoyable listening ahead.
    If you too have failed to engage with Terry Pratchett, can I suggest Andrew Peterson's 'At the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness'.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ashley
    Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom
    5/1/10
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    "Drudgery"

    Hated it!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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