Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly, some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, and fairy tales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches, and possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc.
In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated, and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.
©2008 Terry and Lyn Pratchett and Jacqueline Simpson (P)2012 Random House AudioGo
I realy like that I can hear the folk lore of Discworld. It is one of my pations to colect storrys, and how bether to do it then via Discworld and retelling of Terry Prattcet?
This was an amazing study of folklore and of all os us in a comically Pratcehettesque manner. The study of the isms of Diskworld in juxtaposition of our own human beliefs of the things we all know but don't understand.
This is a very good book for those about mid-level familiarity with the series. If you've read it all, you know most of this. There is a lot of interesting information on folklore here, but there's more Discworld summation than new folklore tidbits, and it's a long wait from one to another. Worth it, but not by too much.
This is good for the devoted fan or the moderately curious, but know that most of it is review for the well-read Morporkian.
Yes, very interesting
I clean house when listening, cleaned house REALLY well with this book.
Answered lots of "where DID he get that" questions.
I have to give this book a good overall rating but low story grade because it is a sort of Best Of Album . Also if you are one of the few people who hasn't read anything it is chock full of spoilers. A good listen for a long drive.
I would, but only to someone who has already read all the disc world books.
This book could easily be compared to any book on mythology or folkloric that gives an overall look into myth and mythology without giving large depths for the whole story..
A strong masculine voice, that you could fall asleep too.
As a Pratchett addict this book helped me look into the mind of the author.
I don't know if I will listen to this book twice, but the once was an intellectual look into my favorite book series.
I liked the depth of the details given by Sir Terry Pratchett and Jacqueline Simpson. I have read most of Sir Terry Pratchett's books and I can honestly say that I did not make half of the connections that he included in his books. That is what makes his books great, you can read a book multiple times and peel an additional layer of the onion off of the great storyline.
Any of the other Discworld books.
This is the first one that I have listened to.
The new and old adages of Discworld and Earth
I always look forward to a new Pratchett book. This one is much less than a good effort. It is a random collecton of parts of old Pratchett books stitiched together with stories from earth. To say that it has any narrative value at all would be an exaggeration. Of DODGER, this was a terrible disappointment. Would recommend it none.
They could have put the book into a narrative stream and at least made stories out of the folklore and myths of the Discworld.
Nice narration, I would listen to other books he reads.
All of the except Death.
Hope that this book does not indicate a trend in Terry Pratchett's work.
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