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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1988; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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The story was fun and more or less what I expected. The narrator was actually pretty good too. Whoever edited this though did a terrible job. They seem to have spliced in long pauses or taken chunks of the narrator's voice and split them apart. The result is a lot of awkward pauses thrown into the narration at weird places. I was never quite sure when a sentence finished. It decidedly detracted from the experience.
The performance was great to listen to specially the different witch voices. The story was great the dry humorous sarcastic tone of the story surprise me. It was fantastic
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.
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