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  • 1

    The Colour of Magic: Discworld 1

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place that might sound and smell very much like our own, but that looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers. But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same.

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  • 2

    The Light Fantastic: Discworld, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When the very fabric of time and space are about to be put through the wringer, in this instance by the imminent arrival of a very large and determinedly oncoming meteorite, circumstances require a very particular type of hero. Sadly, what the situation does not need is a singularly inept wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Equally it does not need one well-meaning tourist and his luggage, which has a mind of its own┬┐which is a shame, because that's all there is.

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  • 3

    Equal Rites: Discworld, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance that happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard, by mistake. Everybody knows that there's no such thing as a female wizard. But now it's gone and happened, there's nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin.

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  • 4

    Mort: Discworld, Book 4

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    For Mort, a scythe is about to become one of the tools of his trade. Henceforth, Death is no longer going to be the end, merely the means to an end. He has received an offer he can't refuse. As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and use of the company horse. And being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until he discovers that it can be a love-life killer.

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  • 5

    Sourcery: Discworld, Book 5

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    All is not well within the Unseen University. The endemic politics of the place have ensured that it has finally got what it wished for: the most powerful wizard on the disc - which could mean that the death of all wizardry is at hand. And that the world is going to end, depending on whom you listen to. Unless, of course, one inept wizard can take the University's most precious artefact, the very embodiment of magic itself, and deliver it halfway across the disc to safety.

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  • 6

    Wyrd Sisters: Discworld, Book 6

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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.

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  • 7

    Pyramids: Discworld, Book 7

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    "Look after the dead," said the priests, "and the dead will look after you." Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country whose largesse, and indeed treasury, is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. And particularly when your only visible means of support is a recently acquired qualification from the Guild of Assassins.

    ChrisR says: "A Great Story Ruined"
    A Great Story Ruined

    This is a review of the abriged version of Pyramids that is read by Tony Robinson. Tony is not as good a reader of the Discworld books as Nigel Planer..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 03 2008 by ChrisR (Australia)
  • 8

    Guards! Guards!: Discworld, Book 8

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    An aura of mean-minded resentfulness is thick in the streets of Ankh-Morpork. Insurrection is in the air. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. The Have-Nots want some of their own magic. But magic in the hands of amateurs is a dangerous thing. The City Watch is the last line of defence against such unnatural goings-on. But when even the Watch have trouble telling right from wrong, you know that law and order ain't what they used to be. But that's all about to change.

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  • 9

    Eric: Discworld, Book 9

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. Pity he's not very good at it. All he wants is his three wishes granted. Nothing fancy: to be immortal, to rule the world, and have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But instead of a tractable demon, Eric calls up Rincewind, the most incompetent wizard in the universe, and his extremely intractable and hostile travel accessory, the Luggage.

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  • 10

    Moving Pictures: Discworld, Book 10

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? It's up to Victor Tugelbend ("Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little") and Theda Withel ("I come from a little town you've probably never heard of") to find out. Moving Pictures, the ninth Discworld novel, is a gloriously funny saga set against the background of a world gone mad!

    Leonie says: "I love Tony Robinson's narration."
    I love Tony Robinson's narration.

    The narration by Tony Robinson. I wish he narrated the unabridged versions.

    Reviewed on April 15 2012 by Leonie (Bathurst, Australia)
  • 11

    Reaper Man: Discworld, Book 11

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    DEATH IS MISSING: PRESUMED...ER...GONE....which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe. There's a harvest to be gathered in.

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  • 12

    Witches Abroad: Discworld, Book 12

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (14)

    Never let real life get in the way of a good story, especially when a good story involves three witches, including a fairy godmother, and travelling to a faraway land to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince. It looks as though a happy ending may be averted before catastrophe strikes. But unfortunately, the forces of good are up against a godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse.

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  • 13

    Small Gods: Discworld, Book 13

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods - who come in all shapes and sizes. In such a competitive environment, there is a pressing need to make one's presence felt. And it's certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone's book. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast - preferably one who won't ask too many questions.

    A User says: "Prefer Stephen Briggs as the reader"
    Prefer Stephen Briggs as the reader

    Time team comes to mind when I hear Tony, and Stephen does a much better 'Death'. character.

    Reviewed on December 28 2011 by A User ()
  • 14

    Lords and Ladies: Discworld, Book 14

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Reality is all very well in small doses. It's a perfectly conventional and convenient way of neutralising the imagination. But sometimes when there's more than one reality at play, imagination just won't be neutralised, and the walls between realities come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place. To keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order.

    Katelynd says: "Positive"
    Positive

    I absolutely adored this audiobook, not even in an alternate universe could this have sucked. I'm now only ever going to download Tony Robinson's disc..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 06 2010 by Katelynd (Victoria Point, Australia)
  • 15

    Men at Arms: Discworld, Book 15

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Fate is a word that springs to the lips when to call something coincidence seems mealy mouthed. Destiny is another such. But the problem with destiny is, of course, that she is not always careful where she points her finger. One minute you might be minding your own business on a normal, if not spectacular, career path; the next you might be in the frame for the big job. Like saving the world.

    Jacobus says: "A listening pleasure"
    A listening pleasure

    If it wasn't for the way Tony Robinson read Men at Arms, it might not have been so enjoyable. While the abridgement looses a lot of the Prachett wit, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 29 2009 by Jacobus (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 16

    Soul Music: Discworld, Book 16

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Other children receive xylophones. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off. Yes. There's a Death in the family. It's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe: especially when you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld. It's lawless. It changes people. It's called Music With Rocks In.

    Allyson says: "disappointing"
    disappointing

    I did not realize this was the abridged version. I love Terry Pratchett, but his plots are so intricate and weave in so many characters that the 3 hou..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2014 by Allyson (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
  • 17

    Interesting Times: Discworld, Book 17

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When a large, heavily fortified and armoured empire makes a faintly menacing request of a much smaller, infinitely more cowardly neighbour, it would be churlish, if not extremely dangerous, not to comply; particularly if all they want is a wizard, and they don't specify whether competence is an issue.

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  • 18

    Maskerade: Discworld, Book 18

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    This isn't real life. This isn't even cheese mongering. It's opera - where the music matters, and where an opera house is being terrorised by a man in evening dress with a white mask, lurking in the shadows, occasionally killing people, and, most worryingly, sending little notes, writing maniacal laughter with five exclamation marks. Opera can do that to a man. In such circumstances, life has obviously reached that desperate point where the wrong thing to do has to be the right thing to do.

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  • 19

    Feet of Clay: Discworld, Book 19

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    For members of the City Watch, life consists of troubling times, linked together by periods of torpid inactivity. Now is one such troubling time. People are being murdered, but there's no trace of anything alive having been at the crime scene. Is there ever a circumstance in which you can blame the weapon not the murderer? Such philosophical questions are not the usual domain of the city's police, but they're going to have to start learning fast.

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  • 20

    Hogfather: Discworld, Book 20

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet. It's the night before Hogswatch. There's snow, there are robins, there are trees covered with decorations, but there's a notable lack of the big fat man who delivers the toys. He's gone. Susan the governess has got to find him before morning; otherwise, the sun won't rise. And unfortunately, her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats, and an "oh god of hangovers".

    Dan says: "Pratchett an Robinson - a winning combination"
    Pratchett an Robinson - a winning combination

    If you like Terry Pratchett novels then you won't be disappointed with this one. Although to begin with I found it a little hard to get a handle on th..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2012 by Dan (Elmwood Park, NJ, United States)
  • 21

    Jingo: Discworld, Book 21

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Throughout history, there's always been a perfectly good reason to start a war. Never more so if it is over a "strategic" piece of old rock in the middle of nowhere. It is, after all, every citizen's right to bear arms to defend what they consider to be their own. Even if it isn't. And in such pressing circumstances, you really shouldn't let small details like the absence of an army get in the way of a righteous fight with all the attendant benefits of out-and-out nationalism.

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  • 22

    The Last Continent: Discworld, Book 22

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    There's nothing like the issue of evolution to get under the skin of academics. Especially when those same academics are by chance or bad judgement deposited at a critical evolutionary turning point when one wrong move could have catastrophic results for the future. Unfortunately, in the hands of such an inept and cussed group of individuals, the sensitive issue of causality is, sadly, only likely to receive the same scant respect that they show to one another.

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  • 23

    Carpe Jugulum: Discworld, Book 23

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 24

    The Fifth Elephant: Discworld, Book 24

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police, and the ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). It's snowing. It's freezing. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves. And they're catching up.

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  • 25

    The Truth: Discworld, Book 25

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life: people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at the truth.

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  • 26

    Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on Discworld, that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice, Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone's problems.

    Anna says: "Really good"
    Really good
    Reviewed on January 23 2012 by Anna (Warkworth, New Zealand)
  • 27

    Night Watch: Discworld, Book 29

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck. Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive, because he has a job to do. He must track down a murderer, teach his younger self how to be a good copper, and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. But there's a problem: if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future.

    Jacobus says: "Time travel with a Discworld twist"
    Time travel with a Discworld twist

    Tony Robinson has the ability to blow life into any Discworld abridgement in such a way that you won't even miss the titbits cut out by the abridger. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2013 by Jacobus (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 28

    Monstrous Regiment: Discworld, Book 31

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

    jonathon says: "stay away from abridgements"
    stay away from abridgements

    im not sure if this is typical of all abridged versions however if youve read the book you will be disappointed. Tony robinson is great however a stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2012 by jonathon (United States)
  • 29

    Going Postal: Discworld, Book 33

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Moist von Lipwig was a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision. But he's got to see that the mail gets though, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too.

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  • 30

    Thud!: Discworld, Book 34

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin, and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him.

    Kelly says: "Through no fault of its own..."
    Through no fault of its own...

    It is Pratchett writing about the City Watch, read by Tony Robinson. It can do no wrong except...

    I downloaded my previous Pratchett City..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 26 2010 by Kelly (SINGAPORE, Singapore)
  • 31

    Making Money: Discworld, Book 31

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    It's an offer you can't refuse. Who would not wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door? It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long.

    Timur says: "Narration lacking"
    Narration lacking

    Did not care for Tony Robinson's narration. Would definitely prefer Stephen Briggs or Nigel Planer.

    Reviewed on October 25 2009 by Timur (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 32

    Unseen Academicals: Discworld, Book 37

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

    Peter says: "Unkindly abridged"
    Unkindly abridged

    A great book. Unfortunately
    this abridged version makes the story
    somewhat incomprehensible, as most of
    backstory has been redacted..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 10 2009 by Peter (StenhamraSweden)
  • 33

    Snuff: Discworld, Book 39

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, and a chase....

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