Terry Pratchett joins up with a leading folklorist to reveal the legends, myths and customs of Discworld, together with helpful hints from Planet Earth....
The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies....
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories is the second fabulously funny short story collection from the late acclaimed storyteller Terry Pratchett....
Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl....
On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone....
Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one....
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.
"One of the pleasures of the book is the way in which literary classics float effortlessly through them in a way that would be pounced on as inter-textual in another author but is never allowed to become strident or alienating in Pratchett's work." (Guardian)
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I have listened to, and greatly enjoyed, the Discworld books to date; and would have done so here if the narrations had been of the standard of the others. It is not, it is so poor that the book is grossly undermined. I'd happily buy it again if a competent narrator were given it to do-over.
Tony Robinson has the perfect narrator's voice a very enjoyable experience... will definitely be getting more
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Would you try another book written by Terry Pratchett or narrated by Tony Robinson?
Yes, Tony Robinson is a good choice, he does very different voices for each character which suits them well. He uses his vast acting skills to really bring them alive.
Would you be willing to try another book from Terry Pratchett? Why or why not?
Yes, the man is a genius and I have never read a dud book by TP.
Which character – as performed by Tony Robinson – was your favourite?
Any additional comments?
Tony Robinson should have done the unabridged version.
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This is not a good version of this book.
The original book is superbly written and darkly satirical. This massively edited version cuts out lots of the funny details and many key plot elements.
Tony Robinson is a usually brilliant actor and writer yet he mispronounces a lot of names and the voices he uses are just annoying.
Where does Wyrd Sisters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Wyrd Sisters is excellent listening, as good as anything else I have had form Audible. Tony Robinson has just the right quirky narrative style - although I did enjoy his rendition of the Tiffany Aching stories more, because his voices for the Wee Free Men are perfect.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Wyrd Sisters?
Wyrd Sisters is the first of the 'Witches' Discworld books from Terry Pratchett, and as good a place as any to start listening if you have been living on a desert Island for the past 30 years and have never encountered his books before.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Its impossible to pick out just one scene for praise, because every scene has a gem of wit.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I always listen to audiobooks in the car, and this one made me want to keep on driving!
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