• Witches Abroad

  • Discworld, Book 12
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Series: Discworld, Book 12
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-22-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (83 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Things have to come to an end, see. That's how it works when you turn the world into stories. You should never have done that. You shouldn't treat people like they was characters, like they was things. But if you do, then you've got to know where the story ends." That's the problem when you let real life get in the way of a good story. You shouldn't let it happen, especially when a good story involves three witches, including a fairy godmother, and travelling to a faraway land to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince. It looks as though a happy ending may be averted before catastrophe strikes. But unfortunately, the forces of good are up against a godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse.
©Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)Corgi Audio
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Critic Reviews

"[Pratchett's] comic footnotes are still glorious." (The Times)
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1 out of 5 stars
By darcybear on 09-25-16

Abridged, bad sound quality

Not a huge fan of the narration, but I could have lived with it had the sound quality been better. At times, Robinson's voice is so quiet that I would turn up the volume to make out words, then be deafened a moment later when a different character spoke.

When I started listening to Discworld books, I didn't know the narrators so I bought based on where I was in the se Either when I purchased this it didn't say it was abridged or it still doesn't say that. But it is abridged, big time. It is so abridged that large sections of the plot make no sense at all.

Save your money or credit and buy the OTHER version of this title, narrated by Nigel Planer. You'll get the whole story and a much better listening experience.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-15-16

Great story, terrible sound editing

The performance switched abruptly between practically whispered exposition and shouted dialogue from the witches. While Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg are indeed assertive women, the result of this sudden, and repeated, volume change is jarring. Really difficult to listen to. Of smaller note, the narrator pronounced practically every name differently than how at least three other narrators have pronounced them. Not the worst of crimes but certainly serves to remove one from the story

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ms. AC Hodges on 04-12-18


It should say clearly that this is an abridged version. I found it confusing to follow and lacking Terry Pratchett's natural rhythm of the story. Wish I could ask Audible to swap it to the unabridged version!
No issues with Terry's work or Tony's reading.

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5 out of 5 stars
By martin on 01-16-18

always a joy

always a joy to listen to a Terry Pratchett gem and once again be transported to Disvworld

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