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Equal Rites Audiobook

Equal Rites: Discworld #3

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Publisher's Summary

Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out to be a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession. Terry Pratchett's third Discworld novel, Equal Rites, asks many provocative questions about magic, where it goes, where it comes from, and why.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1987; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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    Jonathan 06-28-16
    Jonathan 06-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "great book"

    narrator needs a bit of work controlling volume. gets much better as book progresses. find writing as always though

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    Anthony 05-23-16
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    "Family friendly and fun."

    It was light and easy to listen to. I didn't have to worry about my toddler repeating any questionable words.

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    Benicio Birmingham 05-11-16
    Benicio Birmingham 05-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Performance is just fine."

    I decided to give my two cents about this audiobook because there seems to be a lot of unwarranted negative comments about the performance by Celia Imrie. I'm glad I decided to ignore them and gave the book a try. She did a wonderful job in my opinion and was perfect for the main characters and the overall tone of the book.

    This isn't the best Diskworld book by Pratchett, but it still has his trademark irreverent humor and Celia Imrie gives the tale life perfectly.

    The knock I have against this is that this sounds like a very old production and I think audible could have easily done a better job in editing out some of the background noise. Other than that I think this will be well worth spending one of your credits on.

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    Julie G USA 05-10-16
    Julie G USA 05-10-16
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    "Fun story"

    Really enjoyed this adventure in the discworld. Granny is great. I will definitely seek out more, especially read by Ms. Cecily Emory. The reader was amazing!!

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    Joia 04-28-16
    Joia 04-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book & performance; not great audio quality"

    Narrator was great. book was funny and thought provoking. at one point the audio changes drastically but I got used to it

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    Derek 04-27-16
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    "Good book, audio quality not so much."

    Really enjoyed this book and Terry Pratchett fans will agree, but the audio quality left something to be desired. Not sure if it's the soft spoken voice actor (she was great when I heard her) or the the recording but I found it really quiet.

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    Becky California 03-20-16
    Becky California 03-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Giggling the entire time"
    Where does Equal Rites rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's near the top. Very funny, well-written, and engrossing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Really liked all the character development, the humor, and the fact that it's told from the female perspective.


    What about Celia Imrie’s performance did you like?

    She has a very calm and soothing voice and I really liked her depictions of the different characters.


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    Oliver Shiny denver 03-14-16
    Oliver Shiny denver 03-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Early Pratchett has an odd charm"

    Pratchett's early stuff has an odd "no rules" feeling. He could have gone into a deep whirlpool of insanity if he'd allowed himself too far into the early direction.

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    Albert 03-13-16
    Albert 03-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, ruined by awful audio quality"

    The sound is as if it was recorded on Edison's cylinder recorder.
    Shame on Audible for selling such an bad recording, but well, making a new one costs money so that would mean less profit.

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    Jason Yandell 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "funny moments, sometimes lags. blah narration"

    Good overall, but not great. Narrator's sense of timing leaves something to be desired and her voices are not as vibrant as others'.

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