• Small Gods

  • Discworld, Book 13
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Series: Discworld, Book 13
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (247 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise. Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few.
He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horribly holy war. He wants to stop the persecution of a philosopher who has dared to suggest that, contrary to the Church's dogma, the Discworld really does go through space on the back of an enormous turtle. (Which is true, but when has that ever mattered?) He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please.
But most of all, what he really wants, more than anything else, is for his god to choose someone else...
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
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©1992 Terry Pratchett and Lynn Pratchett (P)1997 ISIS Publishing Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"Pratchett is the funniest parodist working in the field today, period." (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
"Terry Pratchett is simply the best humorous writer of the 20th century. Wodehouse, Waugh, Sharpe, etc. all have their merits, sometimes considerable, but Pratchett really is a cut above the rest." (Oxford Times)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stef on 02-23-18

Praise be to Om

Another fantastic story by of prophet Pratchett. An interesting view on religion and philosophy entertwined with humour and sass.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John Davie on 02-16-18

Awesome

I love all of Pratchett's work and this was no exception. Excellent characterization by Nigel Planer

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3 out of 5 stars
By Franny T on 04-25-16

terrible recording quality

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

no - because the recording quality was appalling and very hard to put up with

What was one of the most memorable moments of Small Gods?

when the main character plays chess with death

What didn’t you like about Nigel Planer’s performance?

he gabbled and spoke far too fast so much of the writing was lost - the terrible recording quality didn't help the performance at all. The sound level fluctuates throughout

Do you think Small Gods needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No - worked ok as a stand alone story

Any additional comments?

don't convert poor recordings to digital and offer on Audible - it reflects badly on your quality control [or lack of]

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew J Chamberlain on 12-09-15

Good content dated recording

A good book but the audio track sounds old, it needs to be redone or cleaned up to improve the overall quality

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Martina on 05-01-18

funny as!!

Provocative, fantastical tale about belief, god, church politics, war, and human tendencies with the usual pithy Terry Pratchett humour at its best. Couldn't put it down or turn Audible off...I was hooked because The Turtle Moves!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lauren on 04-30-18

Wonderful place to begin

I've long wanted to read Terry Pratchett and had never known where to begin, as he is so prolific in his writing. After starting with Small God's, I am a convert and will listen and read the rest! such a brilliant book and so well performed. It's a rare thing to see philosophy and theology presented in such an approachable and funny way. I simply loved it! The only issue I had was the quality of the recording, which is ok if you're using headphones but not much else.

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