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M.B.

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  • Pyramids

  • Discworld #7
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost perfect

  • By Pam on 12-15-03

Wonderful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-11

“Pyramids” may not be my favorite Discworld novel, but I loved it nonetheless. It fits in perfectly with the rest of the Discworld universe and was absolutely wonderful to read.

My only issue is that 3-4 hours in, the narration changes from Nigel Planer to someone who sounds more like Stephen Fry and then a few more hours later it goes back to Nigel Planer (the same thing happened in “Sourcery”). Both voices are great for narration and it doesn’t hurt the story in any way. I just found the switch to be a bit odd. Otherwise, the book is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it to anyone delving further in to the Discworld universe.

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