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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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  • ross higgins
    8/25/16
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    "There are better editions of this book."

    I prefer Tony Robinson as the narrator, but that is abridged and this isn't, Nigel himself is serviceable, although I dislike him using his Neil from The Young Ones voice for Rincewind the wizard

    The story is excellent as always.

    where this version really falls down is the chunks of missing audio of 30 seconds and up, as well as the overall poor quality of the bits that are there, popping and hissing.

    In short try to find another version, like on CD or the abridged version by Tony Robinson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    8/19/16
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    "Great work some bad audio"

    Story and character portrayal were great but sadly some low quality audio at points removed a lot of the immersion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheamus
    UK
    8/8/16
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    "shoddy sound quality"

    The story is excellent, as expected with a Discworld novel, however the sound quality was atrocious.

    The sound quality had volume fluctuations, intermittent background hiss, and generally felt like it had been copied off an old cassette tape.

    Nigel Planers performance was good, but heavily marred by the poor sound.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Gough
    6/26/16
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    "I'll Be Back"

    Nigel Planer was the perfect guide for my first visit to Discworld. The magical variety of his voice made sense of the incredible imagination of Terry Pratchett's writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. M. C. Edwards
    Bedford UK
    6/23/16
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    "Not the best but it was the first"
    Would you listen to The Colour of Magic again? Why?

    Yes I would and indeed I have. Having read all of the Discworld books and never taken to Rincewind I thought I'd like to listen to all the books again. I took me a little time to get to like Rincewind and Nigel Planer's narrative, but in the end, I did.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way that STP brings 'the luggage' to life, I ended up beliving it was really alive and at times felt sorry for it.


    Have you listened to any of Nigel Planer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Having listened to over half of the Discworld audio books I think Nigel's narrative gets better in the later books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have never tried to listen to an audio book in one sitting, if I did I don't think it would be this one.


    Any additional comments?

    My only complaint and that is not with the story or the recording but with the way that STP wrote with no chapters, thus leaving no convenient place to leave off listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander
    6/7/16
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    "Great story - Fantasy Epic"

    shame about the bad recording quality. Absolute Fantasy epic that everyone should hear. still loved it either way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Frederick O. Watts
    UK
    6/5/16
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    "Amazing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Colour of Magic to be better than the print version?

    No


    What other book might you compare The Colour of Magic to, and why?

    The discworld series is unlike anything else ive read


    Have you listened to any of Nigel Planer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    His performamces of all the discworld books are great. Love his portrayal of Rincewind


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

    I laughed nearly the whole way through


    Any additional comments?

    Terry Pratchett was a genius and a hilarious writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Parker
    5/18/16
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    "Good story ruined by poor audio quality"

    There's no problem with Nigel Planer's performance - but audio quality (even on high quality download) is frankly painful. Reading the previous reviews it sounds like the original recording suffered from a degree of white noise - now it sounds like someone passed it through a noise reduction tool without any attempt to monitor the result - and certainly no attempt to avoid clipping.

    I'd suggest holding off on purchasing until someone sorts this out properly. Vintage recordings don't have to be unlistenable - but this one unfortunately is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Xen
    Brighton, UK
    5/15/16
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    "Hard to hear"

    Poor audio quality but great story. Sounds muted and fuzzy at times... Still worth a listen though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Northern Ireland
    5/9/16
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    "poor reproduction"

    This seems to be a direct copy of a poor recording. This would need to be digitally remastered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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