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Eric Audiobook

Eric: Discworld #9

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Publisher's Summary

You've heard of Faust - this is Eric. There's a difference.

Eric is 14, lives on the famed and magical Discworld, and is the first ever demonology hacker. Fortunately, he doesn't succeed in raising any devils, but he does raise Rincewind (the most incompetent wizard in the universe) and the Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory).

When Eric turns them loose on an unprotected world, the idea is that Rincewind will grant him his three rather adolescent wishes. You know, the usual three - live forever, rule the world, meet the most beautiful woman who ever lived. Simple, really.

Getting marooned at dawn of Time, changing the future, and meeting history's most embarrassing god is only the start. Creating life on the Discworld is a mere detail. Because Rincewind ends up going through Hell. Literally.

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© 2001 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P) 2001 Isis Publishing Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"He is screamingly funny. He is wise. He has style." (Daily Telegraph)

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    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 12-12-03
    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 12-12-03 Member Since 2002

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    "Good things in small packages."

    Despite having this in print, I avoided purchasing the audiobook for a long time because of its shortness and because I had it in my mind that this is one of his lesser works - it is not. Pratchett's limitless command of the English language, his razor sharp world view and martini-dry sense of humor should make him a national treasure. It may only be 3-1/2 hours long, but you will never find a more superbly crafted 3-1/2 hours. Who else could cover the big bang, governemnt, religion, the fall of Troy, and what to do with with a half naked parrot in 3-1/2 hours? Like the previous reviewer, I laughed out loud during my commute.

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    Melisa 02-06-06
    Melisa 02-06-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Ah, Pratchett"

    I almost didn't download this one because it is much shorter than the other Discworld novels. After listening to all the others, I decided to go ahead and try it. I'm so glad I did. This book is a little gem in the Discworld crown. Better even than some of the longer ones. Get it. It's worth it.

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    MARIA 11-30-08
    MARIA 11-30-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent"

    The story was great and Briggs' performance was excellent.

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    Marcie Rodriguez Dallas, Texas 01-06-11
    Marcie Rodriguez Dallas, Texas 01-06-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Short but fantastic."

    I love to listen and wonder what he is going to parody next! I particularly liked the Helen of Troy and Trojan war references. Hilarious!

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    Olaf Gainesville, GA, United States 06-21-16
    Olaf Gainesville, GA, United States 06-21-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Story, but short"

    I did not realize how short this book was when I spent a credit on it. Alas, it made me laugh quite a bit.

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    Carrie 04-30-16
    Carrie 04-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Pratchett never disappoints"

    Rincewind travels from the beginning of time to the depths of Hell. Pratchett's commentary on the way things work in society is both funny and right on target.

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    Leo Pekelis 08-07-15
    Leo Pekelis 08-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Short but fantastic! Very worth it."

    I was initially skeptical due to the novel's short, 3.5h run time, but buoyed by other reviewers' comments I took a chance. Exceeded all expectations. Pratchett hits many nails on many heads with this one. Narrator's parrot almost make it worth it by itself.

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    Debora Ipswich, MA, USA 10-30-08
    Debora Ipswich, MA, USA 10-30-08
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    "I think the reader took away from my enjoyment."

    I didn't care for the narrator's style. Could hear him smacking his lips and other mouth sounds. But mostly he just wasn't Nigel Planer. And to have Death in this one with a wholly different voice seemed...well...just wrong.

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    Barbara L. Weaver-Mercado 03-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Eric- Prachet does "Disc Lite""

    This short addition to the Disc World anthology is fun, but not the best of the series. Fine if you read all the other books with Rincewind, but of the title character left me wondering why Pratchet bothered. Eric wasn't all that interesting. In fact, Eric could have been fleshed out in more detail. Good for someone who likes short stories. Not as good for someone who thinks one of the best things about Disc World books are the descriptive details with lots of unexpected twists and turns.



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    T. Kirby-Green Colchester, UK 07-27-16
    T. Kirby-Green Colchester, UK 07-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One of his best"

    The star of the show has to be the Demon Lord (aka the Devil). Lots of wonderful jokes about working in a large organisation (eg Hell) and the associated backstabbing and hidden agendas.

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