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Equal Rites Audiobook

Equal Rites: Discworld, Book 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 it was 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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  • Amazon Customer
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    2/28/15
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    "Witches Wizards and how not to use Magic"

    Brilliant!!!

    Please don't be put off by the reviews that mention sound quality, mispronounciation of words or any other negative personal views.

    The narration is perfect for the book and characters. The men sound male enough and the women are the most important anyway. I cannot find a bad word for the excellent narrator. Her skill makes the story come to life.

    As for illiterate persons or rather characters struggling with their pronounciation... Well, what is more real than that...?

    Totally Disk World! Totally Wizard!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth
    Voru, Estonia
    10/24/13
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    "Better than expected"
    What did you like most about Equal Rites?

    I love the story, I like how Pratchett have written the story. Its alwayse intresting to read how diffrent people think about how men and women have to be treated equal.


    What other book might you compare Equal Rites to, and why?

    I would maybe compare Windhaven. Both of these have something similar and both of them I lissen in one go.


    What does Celia Imrie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I like the characters she gives to voices. Audio wasnt that good, sometimes it was quieter , sometimes louder. But the story is still great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I wouldnt say move. It was intresting and fun, easy to lissen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    London, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Rude, if not mechanical"
    What did you like most about Equal Rites?

    Marking the Discworld series' first romp into gender politics, it's a carnivalesque delight, following the attempts of a young girl to become the disc's first female wizard. Introducing Discworld regular Granny Weatherwax and her headology,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Equal Rites?

    Scatty and deliciously rude throughout, the bizarre goings-on on the journey to Ankh Morpork are highly entertaining.


    What three words best describe Celia Imrie’s performance?

    Very well pitched.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. J. S. Gillespie
    Liverpool, England
    1/22/09
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    "it's a great book!"

    Granted, Celia Imrie wasn't the best of choices but it would be hard to compare here to other narrators as all the other Pratchett book narrators have been men

    I enjoyed the change and like her reading of this and the other Pratchett book she did (Equal Rites)

    I think it's unfair to rate the book only on the narrator, the book is brilliant, many people say that Pratchett's earlier books arn't brilliant, including Sir Terry himself, but this book is a brilliant Pratchett take on Macbeth with a very witty ending and I brilliant introduction of many now loved characters

    Any one who loves the Discworld or Pratchett books in general or even just of the witches books will love this book even if they don't like the narrators way of reading it

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    6/17/17
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    "Great story; poor naration"

    It's hard to keep reviewing Terry Pratchett's work because the same compliments apply again and again! He really was one of the greatest writers of our age. This one is early enough in the series that the style we know and love is still settling down - by book 3 it's clear that Terry Pratchett has cracked the secret of an outstanding book.

    A brilliant story. Wonderful characters - clearly a great imagination is at work here, and woven through the whole thing is humour, wit, satire, a astute observation of the human condition, and a passion for ridiculing pomposity and stupidity.

    However, Cilia Imrie really doesn't work for me - I don't like the voices she does for the different characters, and I find her shrill. She's not helped by the quality of the recording - which I assume is very old - it sounds like she was probably talking into a drainpipe and someone with a cassette machine recorded her from the other side of the room.

    It's a great story and if it were re-recorded with a different narrator I'd buy it like a shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Adam Wright
    6/7/17
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    "Utter headological brilliance."

    This story is an insight into the workings of the human brain. Look past the veneer of silliness and Pratchett always had something poignant and profound to say about the way we treat one another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire Monaghan
    Lincolnshire UK
    5/28/17
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    "You can't go wrong with Sir Terry!"

    Having read the discworld novels many years ago I wanted to give the audible books a try. I've been in a huge reading slump for a month and couldn't get into anything new so went back to an old favourite which immediately made me smile! The narrator is fantastic but there were some issues with broadcasting quality- it was quite tinny in places. However, it didn't distract from the pure genius of a Pratchett novel, the man had such an incredible skill in wordology there really isn't anyone like him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitten Overlord
    5/11/17
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    "Really really rather good"

    Celia Imrie brought the story and characters to life. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Her Granny Weatherwax is spot on and much better than the voice I had in my head.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Thorne
    4/27/17
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    "Awful choice of narrator"
    What disappointed you about Equal Rites?

    Narration terrible. It was if she is reading to children


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Equal Rites?

    Deaths voice


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

    No


    What character would you cut from Equal Rites?

    Any, the voices were all wrong


    Any additional comments?

    Get this book re done, spoiling it like this is a bad reflection on the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs E
    4/20/17
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    "Excellent"

    Celia Imrie brings this most marvellous book to life. It was a joy to listen to and she captured the characters perfectly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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