Three witches gathered on a lonely heath. A king has been cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. A child heir and the crown of the kingdom are both missing. The omens are not auspicious for the new incumbent, for whom ascending this tainted throne is a more complicated affair than you might imagine - particularly when the blood on your hands just won't wash off, and you're facing a future with knives in it.
©Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)Corgi Audio
"One of the pleasures of the book is the way in which literary classics float effortlessly through them in a way that would be pounced on as inter-textual in another author but is never allowed to become strident or alienating in Pratchett's work." (Guardian)
I have listened to, and greatly enjoyed, the Discworld books to date; and would have done so here if the narrations had been of the standard of the others. It is not, it is so poor that the book is grossly undermined. I'd happily buy it again if a competent narrator were given it to do-over.
"Not as good a story as the unabridged version."
Yes, Tony Robinson is a good choice, he does very different voices for each character which suits them well. He uses his vast acting skills to really bring them alive.
Yes, the man is a genius and I have never read a dud book by TP.
Tony Robinson should have done the unabridged version.
Wyrd Sisters is excellent listening, as good as anything else I have had form Audible. Tony Robinson has just the right quirky narrative style - although I did enjoy his rendition of the Tiffany Aching stories more, because his voices for the Wee Free Men are perfect.
Wyrd Sisters is the first of the 'Witches' Discworld books from Terry Pratchett, and as good a place as any to start listening if you have been living on a desert Island for the past 30 years and have never encountered his books before.
Its impossible to pick out just one scene for praise, because every scene has a gem of wit.
I always listen to audiobooks in the car, and this one made me want to keep on driving!
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