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Publisher's Summary

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. The adventure begins when an eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet. The group, including an ineffective wizard and a naive tourist (whose luggage moves on its own little legs) encounters dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course "The Edge" of the planet.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1983; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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By Matthias Hohn on 12-10-13

poorest audio quality ever

Would you try another book from Terry Pratchett and/or Nigel Planer?

I want the whole series.

What other book might you compare The Colour of Magic to and why?

Terry Pratchett doesn't need any comparisions.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nigel Planer?

I actually can't really evaluate the narrator due to poor audio quality.

What character would you cut from The Colour of Magic?

none

Any additional comments?

Audible must be pretty desperate to even consider selling this audio book. The audio quality is the worst I have ever experienced.

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful


By Amazon Customer on 09-11-13

Horrible audio quality

This was very difficult to listen to, and I couldn't take more than ten minutes of the recording.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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By Frank on 07-29-14

Audio - white noise

Would you consider the audio edition of The Colour of Magic to be better than the print version?

No.

What three words best describe Nigel Planer’s performance?

Excellent, cunning, clever. Alas, the audio quality is abysmal!

Any additional comments?

The audio quality of this recording is miserable. There is plenty of white noise throughout the recording which make this a very unpleasant experience.

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24 of 25 people found this review helpful


By Claire on 09-02-08

A magical good read!

This is one film I won?t need to go an see - the book is so well read by Nigel Planer that it is almost as if I have seen the characters as they lurch from one adventure to the next. If you like fantasy with a good seasoning of humour, imagination and trickery, this is the book for you!

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20 of 21 people found this review helpful

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By D. Hill on 03-08-17

not convinced

What would have made The Colour of Magic better?

poor audio quality and the narrator was inconsistent

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

story was fine - but both the narrator and audio were distracting. I didn't finish listening to it.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Nigel Planer?

Stephen Fry is a superb reader and narrator - he would read these fabulously well!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful


By DDD on 09-18-16

Poor sound quality

Poor sound quality and the story seemed to get lost with each new chapter. This was my first Terry Pratchett book, the story was entertaining but I doubt that I could sit through another book.

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