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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. Browse more novels of Discworld.
(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1987; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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4 out of 5 stars
By Lisa L. Hilton on 08-01-04

Lots of fun

Granny Weatherwax is one of my all-time favorite characters in any book. Terry Pratchett has the rare and wonderful gift for creating strong female characters who aren't simply men in dresses.

This book was a fun story, and the narrator did a good job capturing the characters. There were some indistinct spots, though few and far between.

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2 out of 5 stars
By pakkmom on 06-28-11

Perhaps a different narrator....

I love Terry Pratchett???s Discworld books and have quite a few of them, as well as listen to them repeatedly. However, the right narrator can make an enormous difference and so it has proved here. Perhaps I???ve become so accustomed to the voice talents of Nigel Planer and Stephen Briggs on the other Discworld books that listening to Celia Imrie was a great disappointment. She has a pleasant voice, but not enough energy, nor does she seem to pick up the humorous intent inherent in much of Pratchett???s work. While I listened to the whole book, it wasn???t enjoyable or memorable. And I don???t wish to listen to it again. Would love to hear either Nigel Planer or Stephen Briggs read this book. I???d gladly buy it again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shawn on 10-02-06

Equal Rites

3rd book in the Discworld saga. The first three books are hard work in my opinion until you come to Morrt. Once you have read that one, you start to develop a love for the characters.

On first read of the first three Discworld books, I found them clunky and had several specifics to that saga that were awkward as literary ideas. I returned and read these first three books and in reference to this one in particular and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Well read and well wrote if clunky and awkward on first read.

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