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Wyrd Sisters Audiobook

Wyrd Sisters: Discworld #6

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Publisher's Summary

In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear. Terry Pratchett's vividly imaginative story takes you on a journey with hunchbacked monarchs, lost crowns, disguised heirs, refueling broomsticks, and frightening thunderstorms, as the three sisters battle the odds to restore the rightful king to the throne. This is the sixth book in the Discworld series.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1988; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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    Diane 08-19-10
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    "Good book, mostly well read but ..."

    I love Terry Pratchett, (though I will confess to having gotten spoiled by starting with "The Wee Free Men" and nothing I have heard since, has been as funny as the feegles are.) Still, I am working my way through all the Disc World books and trying to listen to them in some sort of order. I recently finished the Death books and started on the Witch books. I enjoyed "Equal Rites" very much - including the way Celia Imrie read it.

    I also enjoyed "Wyrd Sisters", so I would recommend it, but, I do have to say, while I generally like the way Ms. Imrie reads, I really, and I mean really, hated some of the voices in this book. I never quite accepted Nanny Ogg as being such a shakey old woman voice and one of the characters talked with a stuffed up nose - very annoying. I imagine it is hard to come up with distintive voices for each character and I like the way Ms. Imrie reads men's voices better than many women readers, but I am thinking of moving on to the Wizard books for awhile rather than continue with the witches.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ross A. Faneuf 04-10-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Another vote against this audio performance"

    Other negative reviews of Celia Imrie's unperceptive and trite performance of 'Wyrd Sisters' have covered the ground pretty well. I completely agree that this is a wretched performance, and ache and pine for a version by either Nigel Planer or Steven Briggs (or anyone of comparable perception and talent).

    A gross disservice to one of the seminal and best of the DiscWorld series. I beg and plead for a performance of this book which approaches the standard of, for instance, Hogfather.

    And if one is forthcoming, I submit that Audible owes us a quick download, as I am going to delete Celia Imrie's effort as a waste of time and money.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hyacinth 03-23-10
    Hyacinth 03-23-10
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    "Awful narrator!"

    Anyone familiar with Nigel Planar's enchanting reading of this series will howl in agony as soon as this book starts to play. Listen to a sample before purchasing. I wish I had!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Soper 05-12-09
    Paula Soper 05-12-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrators Matter"

    I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. However, after meeting Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg in the Tiffany Aching novels, it's difficult to hear someone read them as weak, whining, old women.

    Steven Briggs knows these women are strong and vibrant (if old), and reads them that way. I wish Celia Imrie had done the same.

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    Paul 05-14-08
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    "Bad"

    I have 8 other Disc World books and I am A big fan. This being said I am VERY DISAPOINTED! The Narator butchered this book beyond my point of listening. She will speak real softly forcing you to turn the volume up then do a messed up voice at 2-3 times the volume blowing up your speakers. Her charecter voices are pittiful at best. This is the first and hopefully the last time I have not finished a book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Franklin, MA, United States 02-13-08
    Jean Franklin, MA, United States 02-13-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Brilliant Book, Dreadful Reader"

    As with "Equal Rites," Isis Audio made the tragic mistake of having someone other than Nigel Planer read this book. Celia Imrie's reading style is twee and she cannot even pronounce the character's names correctly. Read this one on your own and then listen to "Witches Abroad" (read by Mr. Planer, thank gods).

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Abigail arlington, VA, United States 11-11-07
    Abigail arlington, VA, United States 11-11-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Book, Inappropriate Narator"

    The narration of this audio book is more appropriate to a serious novel like Angela's Ashes than quirky humor of a Pratchett book. It's the only Pratchett audio book I have ever turned off, even though I've read the book itself 3 times. She has a pleasant and clear voice, and is skilled at reading characters. Her only flaw is that she utterly misses the style of the novel. Her rendition drains the novel of humor in an utterly fatal manner. After about 5 minutes listening to her I wanted to slash my wrists. Don't waste your money on this narrator reading comedy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Don Houston, TX, USA 11-16-04
    Don Houston, TX, USA 11-16-04
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    "Mine aching ears do protest!!"

    Ms. Imrie has a very fine voice indeed, but it is just not variable enough to present the characters in this tale. Her male characters are too similar, and, there is no other way to say it, she screeches.

    Nigel Planer makes a cameo appearance as Death, badly recorded, in this audiobook. He should have dramatised the whole thing.

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    Foo 04-06-04
    Foo 04-06-04 Member Since 2016
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    "Poor Narration!!"

    Avoid This Narrator! With this month's subscription I purchased both Wyrd Sisters and Equal Ritesm which are both narrated by Celie Imrie. They are terrible! What happened to Nigel Planer for these books? I'm not sure if there are other versions narrated by Planer, or Stephen Briggs, but I'd look for them before buying this version. The narration puts the listener in the mind of a mother reading her child to sleep, which is exactly the effect obtained! By contrast, the Briggs/Planer narrations keep the listener actively interested in the story. In short, run away! Run away!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Farmer Joe California 02-27-04
    Farmer Joe California 02-27-04 Member Since 2001

    Joe

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    "Couldn't get through it"

    The narration is so difficult to understand that I have given up on listening to this book. I've tried three times, but I just can't follow the story because of the narrator's accent and her screachy "voices" of some of the characters. I'm sure this is a good book (I've loved all the Terry Pratchett books I've read so far), but I sure can't tell from this audible book. If I sit and concentrate and do nothing else (I usually listen while driving) I can follow a bit better, but if I'm going to do that, I might as well just read the book - which is exactly what I intend to do.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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