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In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear. Terry Pratchett's vividly imaginative story takes you on a journey with hunchbacked monarchs, lost crowns, disguised heirs, refueling broomsticks, and frightening thunderstorms, as the three sisters battle the odds to restore the rightful king to the throne. This is the sixth book in the Discworld series.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1988; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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  • Rodney
  • sBrunei Darussalam
  • 04-30-10

Not The best

Although i am an Immense fan of TP I have previously listened to the Nigel planer version. this is no where near as good in factI GAVE UP AFTER THE 1ST HOUR!! Even though i am a great fan of Celia Imrieit just didn't work! Sorry

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-09-09

Wyrd Sisters

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. I've long been a fan of Terry Pratchett, and this is the first Pratchett audiobook I have listened to. I liked the narrator's elegant understated reading style for the narrative- it may seem a bit deadpan until you get used to it. For me- I was hooked within an hour. She doesn't use her voice to tell you when to laugh but reads the narrative 'straight', and lets the humour and beauty of Pratchett's language shine through. And her reading of the dialogue- especially the witches, who are the main characters in this book, is very good. Celia Imrie really brought them to life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-17

Listen to it at 1.2 speed and you'll be OK!

Celia Imrie does not play to a standard that you would hope for this classic book. however the story is great and some of the characterization is really vivid. if you make this book play faster than normal you won't notice the extremely long pauses imposed by the actress.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-17

A wonderful story, one of my favourites.

Beautifully read but the recording quality was terrible. Sounded muffled and distorted, spoiled the experience.

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  • Mrs U
  • 08-22-17

Great performance but story dragged

The premise of the story was good and I enjoyed the performance of the varying characters. My issue was with the pace. It felt very slow at times and towards the end I just wanted it to finish.

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  • Fiona Morgan
  • 08-19-17

Great book but awful sound quality

I love Terry Pratchett and the books are like old friends. Wyrd Sisters is no exception. Unfortunately the sound quality is truly dreadful. This desperately needs remastering.

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  • parsnipman
  • 08-12-17

Great book ruined

Terrible narration which I believe was recorded on a potato in a tin box in the 1920's. Don't bother with this audio book. The audio quality is just terrible. So bad that you can't listen too it for more than 10 mins. Despite the terrible quality, the characterisation is dismal.

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  • Gregory Monk
  • 07-20-17

A problem with the recording, NOT the narrator

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I am sure this would have easily achieved that, had the recording been better.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

In absolutely no way did the narrator detract away from the book. The bits I made out were very good.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 06-23-17

Ye gods - Miss Imrie is NOT for Terry Pratchett.

Luckily I do know the story as I am an avid fan of TP. Celia Imrie has destroyed this one completely for me - her odd (!) voices have destroyed the subtle humour in the book. I cannot finish this and gave up on chapter 4. As for her rendition of Nanny Ogg - the woman who is very full of life and raunchy in the extreme - she sounds as if she ought to be calling Death in to help her over to the other side.

Really this is so bad -

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  • Mrs E
  • 05-02-17

Disappointed with the narration

A most excellent book to read, however the narrator does not do justice to the characters, especially Nanny Ogg. Nanny is a strong, jolly and a formidable matriarch of her family. The narrator depicts her as a frail old biddy. Could not get past chapter 2, returned to Audible.

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  • Bibi
  • 05-02-17

Brilliant story, narration a bit off.

Read this many times and still a delight. Narrator has talent but inconsistent and some of her voices are difficult to understand. She got better as the story goes on, but was really almost too much in the first few chapters. The inset of the voice of Death also broke the continuity more than keeping to the description in the book,, and was a distraction.