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As a big fan of Pratchett I had to check out this book and I found it interesting in general though I usually look for audiobooks I can listen to over and over. I can't imagine listening to this as often as most of my audiobooks but I don't regret getting this book as it compares the lore of our world to the lore of Discworld and I found it quite interesting. But if you are looking for another good story of Discworld this is not it. However if you often find yourself thinking "Where did Pratchett come up with that?", you should find this book interesting as well.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
This is the perfect companion to the series and a educating look back at the books I love. If you enjoy the discworld I would reccomend this one.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
What would have made The Folklore of Discworld better?
The narrator appeared to have no interest in the book and read most of it in a very flat, almost monotonic voice, sounding thoroughly bored. Where he attempted to produce voices for the characters he was quite poor, IMO. The only thing that would improve this audio-book would be a complete re-recording with a narrator who had considerably more empathy.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Folklore of Discworld?
Listening to the discussion between the two authors at the very end.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
He showed no interest and less empathy, losing any trace of the whimsey inherent in any Pratchett book.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
We own this in paper format too, and I enjoyed it so much that I wanted it in this format to enjoy on the go. A couple of mispronunciations pulled me out of the narration a few times, but this is such a great book. Full of fascinating insights into the Discworld and our own folklore. It's also worth buying the whole audiobook just for the interview at the end with PTerry and Jacqueline Simpson.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful