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The Great A'Tuin, the heroic turtle who supports the weight of the entire Discworld, not to mention four giant elephants, swims through the galaxy day and night with the burden of being the only creature who knows exactly where the universe is going. Philosophers have long debated where this is, and are due to find out in about 2 months. Shall they worry? Well, they are on a collision course with a malevolent red star and only one person can save Discworld. Unfortunately, it's the cowardly wizard, Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the planet. This is the second book in the Discworld series.Browse more novels of Discworld.
(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1986; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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"Planner is confronted by a variety of eccentric characters and with brilliant flair he brings them off well. Great stuff." (AudioFile)
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By Mark on 07-30-15

audio quality

The story is good but the audio changes quality on different chapters. The audio doesn't make it too bad just distracting.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Annalinde on 02-29-16

Wonderfully read

This narrator is really cool! Love the range of accents and vocal tones. Pratchett, of course, awesome.

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By J Whitney on 10-05-07

The start of the legendary series...

While the Light Fanastic isn't the best of the Discworld novels it's certainly more humorous than the previous title 'the Colour of Magic', you can see the start of the writing style that made Pratchett's series so well loved.

The storyline continues directly from the end of the Colour of Magic and serves as a much more epic storyline than the previous novels now Rincewind and Twoflower are established, as well as introducing future Discworld star Cohen as well as the Wizards. It involves the miraculous saving of Rincewind and Twoflower and the threat of a Red star heading towards the Discworld.

There are a few places where the narrative feels a bit long winded in the middle but overall it is a well paced book that in conjunction with the previous novel form an excellent story.

I'd recommend it, if best served back to back with 'The Colour of Magic'

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By Nom on 08-18-11

Save your ears

Two stars because the audio quality of this, even on 4 and enhanced, dreadful. There's a background hiss and it sounds tinny. I wish I'd sampled it first. Get the abridged version -- it's shorter, obviously, but the sound quality is much better and it costs less.

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By Jan on 04-14-15

Poor audio quality

You can tell that this has been copied from a tape. Each chapter has different sound levels etc. it is a bit off putting but the story certainly helps

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By Daniel on 02-14-17

Audio is average but who cares!

This was a great story with huge imagination. It was great listen though the audio wasn't the greatest I still enjoyed it immensely!

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