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A sourcerer is born in Discworld: a wizard so powerful that he makes all other magicians look like a bunch of fools in pointy hats. Now, suddenly, Discworld is brought to the brink of an all-out thaumaturgical war. The only hope for peace is Rincewind, the failed magician who has a risky plan to save the world. He enlists the help of several odd new characters, including Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and a yuppie genie who sees lamps as a growth industry. This is the fifth book in the Discworld series.
(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1988; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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By Melisa on 05-25-04

Discworld fans will love it!

You can't help but develop a soft spot for that cowardly wizard, Rincewind. Terry Pratchet has an unsurpassed wit and there couldn't be a more perfect narrator for these novels than Nigel Planer. These two pair up wonderfully for Sorcery. The world is in danger. Can Rincewind save it? You will have a ball finding out!

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By S. Laird on 02-02-11

odd recording

Losing one star on the rating for the recording and narration . . . Having read and listened to a number of Terry Pratchett's later Discworld stories, as well as the non-Discworld, "Nation", I decided to begin catching up on earlier stories. I listened to The Color of Magic and the Light Fantastic, and now this one. I have noticed a definite maturing of flow and humor from the early books to later ones, and the same applies to the reading by Nigel Planer. (I think I prefer Stephen Briggs, who does the Tiffany Aching Discworld stories.) This particular recording seems second class. The volume and tone quality from one (apparently) recording session to another throughout sections of the book are far from consistent. And, the hollow -metal-room effect of the reading of footnotes is unnecessary and weird. There was a bit of this technic used for the voice of Death in The Color of Magic, too. I think it's a distraction rather than an enhancement. Still, it's tolerable, and as always, Terry Pratchett is amazingly skilled and perceptive, so purchase this one when it's on sale and you won't be wasting any money.

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