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The show must go on, as murder, music and mayhem run riot on the night... The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork...a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely familiar evil mastermind in a hideously-deformed evening dress...
At least, he hopes so. But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience. And she doesn't hold with that sort of thing.
So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening's entertainment with murders you really hum...)
©1995 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)1999 Isis Publishing Ltd.
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"Consistently, inventively mad...wild and wonderful!" (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine) "The funniest parodist working in the field today." ( New York Review of Science Fiction)
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By Glen Phipps on 04-16-03

A Couple of Nights at the Opera

The Marx brothers would have been green with envy at the savaging given opera here (Wagner - 3 days of the gods screaming at each other interspersed with about 20 minutes of good tunes). This one had me laughing out loud during my commute - on I-95! - in Southeast Florida, no less! Pratchett is at the top of his form in this one. Even though I have a slight preference for the novels about the night watch, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg get in to mischief that is some of the author's best (try the chocolate pudding with SPECIAL sauce). Listen, it's great. And so is Nigel Planer's reading, as always.

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By Marie on 08-22-05

Great Fun

Terry Pratchett had a great time poking fun at opera and I had a great time listening. Almost as good as Night Watch. One of my favorite authors and readers.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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By Shawn on 10-02-06


As always it is great fun reading / listening to pratchett. This book is no different. It has a slight backdrop into the Witches storyline but unlike some of the others no previous knowledge of the characters will not spoil the reading of this volume.

The concept is a twist of the Phantom of the Opera. So if the story seems familiar that is why. However, this storyline only hints [or rather tips its hat to the storyline] and so in essence you are getting a whole new story.

Excellent book ... Well Orated

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