• Mort

  • Discworld, Book 4
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Series: Discworld, Book 4
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (323 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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, while Death has too much fun drinking and gambling to be any help. This is the fourth book in the Discworld series. Browse more novels of Discworld.
(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1987; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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4 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 09-27-10

Not genius, but pretty good

Nigel Planer isn't my favourite Terry Pratchett reader - I think Stephen Briggs does the best job of interpreting Discworld's regular cast of characters - but he's pretty good, and the story here is kind of interesting, if you're the sort of person who likes to think about what happens to you after you die. And for some reason I found the whole concept of 'Mort' (I had never realized that 'Mort' is both a nerdy-sounding first name and a term for death, which is decidedly not nerdy-sounding) very clever and amusing.

Worth getting if you're a Discworld or Terry Pratchett fan.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Torben on 03-03-16

Solid story and good narration

However the audio quality is quite hairy, like a caveman out for dinner at a Michelin star restaurant before the invention of scissors.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sam on 04-19-15

good but poor quality recording

recording was listenable but you could definitely hear people talking in the background at one point

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By MFW on 03-15-15

Top story and lots of DEATH

I've always loved this story about DEATHS apprentice, but the sound quality of this recording isn't great.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Gretta on 12-17-14

Great book, well narrated, very poor quality.

Terry Pratchett has written another great book. And as one of Nigel Planer's early narrations, it is good. But the quality of the recording is very poor. The sound is grainy and muffled and it changes between chapters forcing me to adjust the volume several times during the book. There are also several skips and repeated sections.

I would still recommend the book for the story but be aware that the quality is not the best.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By arron on 04-06-18

Hilarious, witty and magical.

THE PROSE!!!! A must read if you love strong characters, humour and sprinkles of dense yet whimsical philosophical ideas this is where you should turn.

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