Discworld

81 books in series
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The Colour of Magic Publisher's Summary

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. The adventure begins when an eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet. The group, including an ineffective wizard and a naive tourist (whose luggage moves on its own little legs) encounters dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course "The Edge" of the planet.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1983; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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  • Book 1

    • The Colour of Magic

    • Discworld 1
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 537
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418

    The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poorest audio quality ever

    • By Matthias Hohn on 12-10-13

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 2

    • The Light Fantastic

    • Discworld #2
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

    The Great A'Tuin, the heroic turtle who supports the weight of the entire Discworld, not to mention four giant elephants, swims through the galaxy day and night with the burden of being the only creature who knows exactly where the universe is going. Philosophers have long debated where this is, and are due to find out in about 2 months. Shall they worry? Well, they are on a collision course with a malevolent red star and only one person can save Discworld.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, enjoyable British humour.

    • By Carl Cravens on 04-19-03

    Regular price: $38.47

    • The Light Fantastic

    • Discworld 2
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    The Great A'Tuin, the heroic turtle who supports the weight of the entire Discworld, not to mention four giant elephants, swims through the galaxy day and night with the burden of being the only creature who knows exactly where the universe is going. Philosophers have long debated where this is, and are due to find out in about 2 months. Shall they worry?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • audio quality

    • By Mark on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld #3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,748
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was okay.

    • By Kelsey on 04-16-13

    Regular price: $38.47

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining!

    • By RRF on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 4

    • Mort

    • Discworld #4
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235

    Mort, like many teenagers, is gangly, unpromising, and struggling with a menial job - in his case, as Death's apprentice. He can barely handle his simple task of ushering souls out of Discworld, but he really screws up when he meets the beautiful Princess Keli, who is scheduled to be assassinated. Going against his boss's wishes, Mort kills Keli's assassin instead, which angers and interferes with Fate. But Mort's heroism seems to be for naught, since Discworld proceeds as though Keli had been killed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good place for new Discworld readers to start

    • By Katherine on 12-03-13

    Regular price: $38.47

    • Mort

    • Discworld, Book 4
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    Mort, like many teenagers, is gangly, unpromising, and struggling with a menial job - in his case, as Death's apprentice. He can barely handle his simple task of ushering souls out of Discworld, but he really screws up when he meets the beautiful Princess Keli, who is scheduled to be assassinated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not genius, but pretty good

    • By Sarah on 09-27-10

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 5

    • Sourcery

    • Discworld #5
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

    A sourcerer is born in Discworld: a wizard so powerful that he makes all other magicians look like a bunch of fools in pointy hats. Now, suddenly, Discworld is brought to the brink of an all-out thaumaturgical war. The only hope for peace is Rincewind, the failed magician who has a risky plan to save the world. He enlists the help of several odd new characters, including Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and a yuppie genie who sees lamps as a growth industry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discworld fans will love it!

    • By Melisa on 05-25-04

    Regular price: $38.47

    • Sourcery

    • Discworld, Book 5
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    A "sourcerer" is born in Discworld - a wizard so powerful that he makes all other magicians look like a bunch of fools in pointy hats. Now, suddenly, Discworld is brought to the brink of an all-out thaumaturgical war. The only hope for peace is Rincewind, the failed magician who has a risky plan to save the world. He enlists the help of several odd new characters, including Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and a yuppie genie who sees lamps as a growth industry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sourcery (Unabridged)

    • By Tonyo on 10-10-08

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 6

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • Discworld #6
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Which Discworld?

    • By Chris on 06-09-07

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • Discworld, Book 6
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happy I gave it a chance, despite other reviews

    • By Katy on 08-15-11

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 7

    • Pyramids

    • Discworld #7
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

    It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost perfect

    • By Pam on 12-15-03

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Pyramids

    • Discworld, Book 7
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good as usual

    • By Anonymous User on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 8

    • Guards! Guards!

    • Discworld #8
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,217

    "Where have all the dragons gone?" Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best satire available

    • By Glen Phipps on 04-27-07

    Regular price: $62.97

    • Guards! Guards!

    • Discworld, Book 8
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 378

    If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A continuous joy

    • By Jacobus on 12-28-09

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 9

    • Eric

    • Discworld #9
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736

    From Terry Pratchett's famed Discworld series. 14-year-old Eric 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).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good things in small packages.

    • By Glen Phipps on 12-12-03

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Eric

    • Discworld, Book 9
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rincewind returns

    • By David Eggerschwiler on 11-16-07

    Regular price: $19.18

  • Book 10

    • Moving Pictures

    • Discworld #10
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

    Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint really fast - on the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien cliches of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narration really adds something

    • By W. Seligman on 10-23-05

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Moving Pictures

    • Discworld, Book 10
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint really fast - on the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien clichés of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pratchett + Planer = Perfection!

    • By Luke on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 11

    • Reaper Man

    • Discworld #11
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,497
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497

    In Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man, Death has left Discworld - but that's not necessarily a good thing. After all, chaos always ensues whenever important public services are withdrawn, and Discworld is no exception. Society is suddenly overrun by ghosts and poltergeists, while Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe finds himself busier than he's ever been and newly-deceased wizard Windle Poons rises from his coffin as a living corpse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most moving of the series

    • By Edmund on 03-15-03

    Regular price: $38.47

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