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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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    S. M. Rathburn 04-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Time to revisit this one"

    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.

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    Reading Mom 01-02-15
    Reading Mom 01-02-15

    I am an avid reader of all things Fantasy, and also an elementary school librarian.

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    "Good story, but I did not like the voice actor"

    The voice actress was so quiet I had trouble hearing her even with the volume all the way up. Thanks

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    Theresa Hatcher 12-28-14

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    "Read before, love the book, difficult to listen to"
    What would have made Wyrd Sisters better?

    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.


    What didn’t you like about Celia Imrie’s performance?

    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.


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    Amazon Customer 09-22-14 Member Since 2014
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    "As funny as usual. Great performance by Celia."
    If you could sum up Wyrd Sisters in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Clever, Entertaining


    What other book might you compare Wyrd Sisters to and why?

    Any Discworld book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are too many to pick only one


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

    laughed often


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    mean square 08-20-14
    mean square 08-20-14
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    "i like pratchett. this reading not so much"
    What would have made Wyrd Sisters better?

    anyone reading it but this narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    i like the witches as a pair. wonderful compliment to each other in personality and actions.


    What didn’t you like about Celia Imrie’s performance?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Jerry Mcclurg dallas, texas 06-11-14
    Jerry Mcclurg dallas, texas 06-11-14 Member Since 2011

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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Celia Imrie’s performances?

    Need I say more?


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    jcantrell 04-01-14
    jcantrell 04-01-14
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    "Fantastic story, poor narration quality"
    Would you listen to Wyrd Sisters again? Why?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Wyrd Sisters to and why?

    Basically, if you like any other Discworld book, you'll like Wyrd Sisters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Celia Imrie?

    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.


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    Jeremy Frisco, TX, United States 12-10-13
    Jeremy Frisco, TX, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Poor audio quality. good reading and story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wyrd Sisters to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wyrd Sisters?

    I loved the banter between the witches.


    What about Celia Imrie’s performance did you like?

    Very well read! Poor audio quality though.


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    Meri WA state 10-10-13
    Meri WA state 10-10-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Unlistenable"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is the wrong question.


    What didn’t you like about Celia Imrie’s performance?

    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.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    As much as I don't care for Nigel Planner's reading of the witches, it's preferable to Ms. Imrie.

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    Kii 09-06-13
    Kii 09-06-13

    Kii

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    "Quality of the audio is awful"

    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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