Discworld

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The Colour of Magic Publisher's Summary

"Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot."

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place that might sound and smell very much like our own, but that looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers. But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. But if the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries, and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard, a little logic might turn out to be a very good idea.

The Colour of Magic is the first novel in Terry Pratchett's acclaimed Discworld series, of which some 20 million copies have been sold.

©Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)Corgi Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Colour of Magic

    • Discworld 1
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place that might sound and smell very much like our own, but that looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers. But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Horribly abridged

    • By Paul on 04-17-15

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  • Book 2

    • The Light Fantastic

    • Discworld, Book 2
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    When the very fabric of time and space are about to be put through the wringer, in this instance by the imminent arrival of a very large and determinedly oncoming meteorite, circumstances require a very particular type of hero. Sadly, what the situation does not need is a singularly inept wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Equally it does not need one well-meaning tourist and his luggage, which has a mind of its own¿which is a shame, because that's all there is.

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  • Book 3

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance that happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard, by mistake. Everybody knows that there's no such thing as a female wizard. But now it's gone and happened, there's nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin.

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  • Book 4

    • Mort

    • Discworld, Book 4
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    For Mort, a scythe is about to become one of the tools of his trade. Henceforth, Death is no longer going to be the end, merely the means to an end. He has received an offer he can't refuse. As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and use of the company horse. And being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until he discovers that it can be a love-life killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • there is no justice

    • By Rachel on 03-03-16

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  • Book 5

    • Sourcery

    • Discworld, Book 5
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    All is not well within the Unseen University. The endemic politics of the place have ensured that it has finally got what it wished for: the most powerful wizard on the disc - which could mean that the death of all wizardry is at hand. And that the world is going to end, depending on whom you listen to. Unless, of course, one inept wizard can take the University's most precious artefact, the very embodiment of magic itself, and deliver it halfway across the disc to safety.

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  • Book 6

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • Discworld, Book 6
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good story bad sound quality

    • By Toerien on 08-01-18

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  • Book 7

    • Pyramids

    • Discworld, Book 7
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    "Look after the dead," said the priests, "and the dead will look after you." Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country whose largesse, and indeed treasury, is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. And particularly when your only visible means of support is a recently acquired qualification from the Guild of Assassins.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Story Ruined

    • By Bocoblia on 06-03-08

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  • Book 8

    • Guards! Guards!

    • Discworld, Book 8
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    An aura of mean-minded resentfulness is thick in the streets of Ankh-Morpork. Insurrection is in the air. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. The Have-Nots want some of their own magic. But magic in the hands of amateurs is a dangerous thing. The City Watch is the last line of defence against such unnatural goings-on. But when even the Watch have trouble telling right from wrong, you know that law and order ain't what they used to be. But that's all about to change.

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  • Book 9

    • Eric

    • Discworld, Book 9
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. Pity he's not very good at it. All he wants is his three wishes granted. Nothing fancy: to be immortal, to rule the world, and have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But instead of a tractable demon, Eric calls up Rincewind, the most incompetent wizard in the universe, and his extremely intractable and hostile travel accessory, the Luggage.

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  • Book 10

    • Moving Pictures

    • Discworld, Book 10
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? It's up to Victor Tugelbend ("Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little") and Theda Withel ("I come from a little town you've probably never heard of") to find out. Moving Pictures, the ninth Discworld novel, is a gloriously funny saga set against the background of a world gone mad!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Tony Robinson's narration.

    • By Leonie on 04-15-12

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  • Book 11

    • Reaper Man

    • Discworld, Book 11
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    DEATH IS MISSING: PRESUMED...ER...GONE....which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe. There's a harvest to be gathered in.

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  • Book 12

    • Witches Abroad

    • Discworld, Book 12
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Never let real life get in the way of a good story, especially when a good story involves three witches, including a fairy godmother, and travelling to a faraway land to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince. It looks as though a happy ending may be averted before catastrophe strikes. But unfortunately, the forces of good are up against a godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged, bad sound quality

    • By darcybear on 09-25-16

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  • Book 13

    • Small Gods

    • Discworld, Book 13
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods - who come in all shapes and sizes. In such a competitive environment, there is a pressing need to make one's presence felt. And it's certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone's book. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast - preferably one who won't ask too many questions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prefer Stephen Briggs as the reader

    • By Colleen on 12-28-11

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  • Book 14

    • Lords and Ladies

    • Discworld, Book 14
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Reality is all very well in small doses. It's a perfectly conventional and convenient way of neutralising the imagination. But sometimes when there's more than one reality at play, imagination just won't be neutralised, and the walls between realities come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place. To keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tony Robinson Ruins Nanny Ogg

    • By Libby on 09-13-15

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  • Book 15

    • Men at Arms

    • Discworld, Book 15
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Fate is a word that springs to the lips when to call something coincidence seems mealy mouthed. Destiny is another such. But the problem with destiny is, of course, that she is not always careful where she points her finger. One minute you might be minding your own business on a normal, if not spectacular, career path; the next you might be in the frame for the big job. Like saving the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A listening pleasure

    • By Jacobus on 12-29-09

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  • Book 16

    • Soul Music

    • Discworld, Book 16
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Other children receive xylophones. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off. Yes. There's a Death in the family. It's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe: especially when you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld. It's lawless. It changes people. It's called Music With Rocks In.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it

    • By S Smith on 05-03-15

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  • Book 17

    • Interesting Times

    • Discworld, Book 17
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When a large, heavily fortified and armoured empire makes a faintly menacing request of a much smaller, infinitely more cowardly neighbour, it would be churlish, if not extremely dangerous, not to comply; particularly if all they want is a wizard, and they don't specify whether competence is an issue.

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  • Book 18

    • Maskerade

    • Discworld, Book 18
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    This isn't real life. This isn't even cheese mongering. It's opera - where the music matters, and where an opera house is being terrorised by a man in evening dress with a white mask, lurking in the shadows, occasionally killing people, and, most worryingly, sending little notes, writing maniacal laughter with five exclamation marks. Opera can do that to a man. In such circumstances, life has obviously reached that desperate point where the wrong thing to do has to be the right thing to do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WARNING - Abridged, NOT Planer or Briggs-boo

    • By Boppie on 07-26-17

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  • Book 19

    • Feet of Clay

    • Discworld, Book 19
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    For members of the City Watch, life consists of troubling times, linked together by periods of torpid inactivity. Now is one such troubling time. People are being murdered, but there's no trace of anything alive having been at the crime scene. Is there ever a circumstance in which you can blame the weapon not the murderer? Such philosophical questions are not the usual domain of the city's police, but they're going to have to start learning fast.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It is not completed

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-14-17

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  • Book 20

    • Hogfather

    • Discworld, Book 20
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet. It's the night before Hogswatch. There's snow, there are robins, there are trees covered with decorations, but there's a notable lack of the big fat man who delivers the toys. He's gone. Susan the governess has got to find him before morning; otherwise, the sun won't rise. And unfortunately, her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats, and an "oh god of hangovers".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great reading but missing key scenes

    • By Matthew on 07-20-18

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