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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1988; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
The quality of the audio was poor. It seemed as if this may be an old recording. The narrator had some odd pauses that didn't make sense. Compared to my last few books on Audible this was disappointing.
I am an avid reader of all things Fantasy, and also an elementary school librarian.
The voice actress was so quiet I had trouble hearing her even with the volume all the way up. Thanks
Honestly, the voice is so shrill at times and hard to understand for myself. If I hadn't read the book beforehand I wouldn't have known what was going on.
Honestly, the voice is so shrill and hard to understand for myself. If I hadn't read the book beforehand I wouldn't have known what was going on.
Funny, Clever, Entertaining
Any Discworld book
There are too many to pick only one
Another extremely enjoyable Pratchett. If anything Celia Imrie is even better than Nigel Planer. The only negative is that the audio quality is patchy. Very dull and gets even duller in some places. You'll want to be able to wind up the treble in order to hear everything clearly. And there are so many gems that missing even one line is not advisable with a Pratchett.
anyone reading it but this narrator.
i like the witches as a pair. wonderful compliment to each other in personality and actions.
about as lively as chalk. very dull and lackluster. seemed like the voices were recorded separately then merged by the audio engineer. gaps too long between sentences, voices painfully lacked creativity, all the fun little puns were void of anything approaching life. and a dwarf with a high-pitched, nasally voice? really? i will not get this narrator again.
great disappointment and sadness. i have not been able to finish the book. i gave up during the pub crawl. just ghastly. what a pity money was wasted on this version; both by me and the company that created it.
sure, i have two. firstly, don't start a book with someone reading me the riot act about what will happen to me if someone other than me listens to this. secondly, around 19:32 into chapter 4 (i think?) the audio jumps over the scene where the men sent by the duke (now king) to granny weatherwax to collect taxes. they knock at the door, door opens, then we jump to where the duke is asking them about where the taxes or the witches are. i may be off but i think this establishes the almost mystical hold the witches have over folks. gone. not a trace. and an important point in the story.
The worst narrator I have ever heard on Audible. I can't discern what she is saying, except on every other word. Perhaps the soundtrack is not done well. Can't tell about the story, since I can't hear it.
A Terry Pratchett novel in which I carefully listen to the sample. I have listened to many other of his works, and had no problem.
Need I say more?
No, I would rather just read the book again. The narration quality on this is terrible. I was constantly turning the volume up and up in my car, but still could barely understand the narrator. It's not a matter of accent - the recording sounds muddled, like it was done on very old recording equipment.
Basically, if you like any other Discworld book, you'll like Wyrd Sisters.
Celia pronounces the names of characters differently than other narrators of the same line of books, namely Terry Pratchett himself. He did a fantastic job with Equal Rites and would love to hear him narrate more of his own work.
Didn't read it.
I loved the banter between the witches.
Very well read! Poor audio quality though.
Better mixing of sounds. It's clunky. The timing is all off. Speeding up the timing makes it sound worse. Let the narrator do DEATH, having another person come in to do him is jarring.
This is the wrong question.
Her timing. The feel that she is working too hard. Her weird ability to make all of the characters sound unreal. I'd rather have her just read the darn thing (excuse my Klachian) than have her create voices that are the equivalent to hearing kittens slide down a chalkboard.
Sure. The story. I read this in book form on an airplane. I was laughing so hard, I was crying. People were stopping me to see if I was okay. This narrator makes it so hard to listen to that I turned it off.
As much as I don't care for Nigel Planner's reading of the witches, it's preferable to Ms. Imrie.
I like Terry Pratchett, he writes funny things that make me laugh. But the audio quality on this is so bad it gave me a headache. It's hard to hear the narrator over the white noise, which is a pity, she has a cool voice. It sounds like someone played this book in cassette form on a bad tape player, recorded it on their phone, and then sent it out for release in digital form. YUCK.
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