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Lords and Ladies Audiobook

Lords and Ladies: Discworld, Book 14

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Publisher's Summary

On a hot midsummer night in Discworld, everything seems perfect - crop circles are turning up everywhere, the witch Magrat Garlick is getting married the next morning, and everyone's buzzing with excitement. Unfortunately, the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team has gotten drunk on a fairy mound, and the elves have returned with the traditional traits of the magical realm of Fairie: evil, malice, murder, cruelty, and kidnapping. Suddenly, Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven of belligerent witches are faced with their biggest challenge as they try to pull off Magrat's wedding.

(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1992

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    Beccameriel London, United Kingdom 26/11/2014
    Beccameriel London, United Kingdom 26/11/2014 Member Since 2011

    Fan of urban fantasy & Victorian gothic especially set in London. Oh, and Georgette Heyer.

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    "Away with the fairies"

    This is one of my favourite Pratchett's and I've read it lots of times so pretty much know it off by heart. I really needed a "comfort listen" so thought I'd give it a go. Evil fairies, Midsummer Night's Dream, terrifying Morris dancing, beekeeping - it's all there and hilariously interpreted through the unique lens of Discworld logic.

    Nigel Planer is fine but I prefer Stephen Briggs. I've known these characters for so long that I have strong personal ideas as to how they sound and Nigel Planer doesn't interpret them as I imagine. Obviously, that's not his fault but Granny Weatherwax sounds a bit too generic old lady for my taste.

    In the unlikely event that you haven't read any Discworld books, my advice is that whilst it's not strictly necessary to read them in chronological order, you will get more out of them by reading the "sets" within the series in the order they appear as the characters develop with each book. So, this is part of the Witches sub-story which technically starts with Equal Rites but properly with Wyrd Sisters.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    John Heage, Derbyshire, United Kingdom 13/06/2010
    John Heage, Derbyshire, United Kingdom 13/06/2010 Member Since 2015
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    "Pratchett does it again"

    Another total success. Mr. Pratchett does it once more, I have never had a bad novel by this man, whether in print or audio format.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Matt 14/04/2015
    Matt 14/04/2015
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    "A let down"

    This has long been one of my favourite TP books and I was looking forward to hearing it. I'd not heard Nigel Planer read one before. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy his style at all, it seemed as if he was reading it as fast as he could and sounded utterly miserable. I couldn't get any enjoyment out of this recording. A complete contrast to the lively Stephen Briggs efforts. Sad to say I switched off after an hour.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Serrai Arriannai 13/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Pratchett masterpiece!"

    The Discworld's witches have always been my favourite characters, this one, witches abroad, and Masquerade in particular.
    Such a shame that the Disc and all its colourful characters have now been brought to a sudden end.
    If I were to recommend any of the Discworld's books, these would be the three I would suggest! The character Magrat Garlic really comes into her own in this particular audiobook, no longer the 'sulky hippy' she has previously been portrayed as, though,I surmise, all stories need to have an ending, it is just a shame that in real life, it is not always as we wish the ending to be. The author will be, and is- sorely missed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    elly gausden London, United Kingdom 27/03/2015
    elly gausden London, United Kingdom 27/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible sound quality"

    Nigel Planer is great, buy the sounds quality on the recording is dreadful. Shame to ruin a good book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    IPW133 Gloucester, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    IPW133 Gloucester, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Listener Since 2011

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    "Enjoyable"

    Another gem from Mr Pratchett. We see the wonderful witches of Lancre competing with the 'netherworld'. Nice touch of getting a rival witch wannabees involved. The usual humour along with an inventive theme keeps the reader enthralled from the beginning to the end. not only one to be read at mid-summer, but all year round.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leo Topp Britain 07/04/2013
    Leo Topp Britain 07/04/2013

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    "Discworld: Lords and Ladies"

    This is a great Pratchett novel, definitely up to his highest standards. The witches are definitely amongst his best and most entertaining characters. Pratchett's brand of quotable humour and distinctive characters suits the audio-book format perfectly. This has been one of my best Audible purchases.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony 08/12/2016
    Anthony 08/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "lords and lady's "

    best of the 3 which books .
    even though there my least favourite character s.
    still a good listen

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    Pauline Chagford, United Kingdom 18/11/2016
    Pauline Chagford, United Kingdom 18/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Lords and ladies"

    Terry Pratchett never fails to please. He was so clever a definite picker up of unconsidered trifles.

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    NellP 26/10/2016
    NellP 26/10/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "classic Terry"

    Wonderful as always from the great Terry Pratchett. Love the witches. A great narrator too

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    03/02/10
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    "so sad about the quality"

    TP is my alltime favorite Author. it is very sad, that audible cannot produce the title in a quality that dosent sound like is has been sampled with a 2-bit codec.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
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    12/11/12
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    "Some irkful inconsistencies."

    70% of the enjoyment I get from an audiobook relies on the narrator being successful. I have found that Nigel Planer's narration of the discworld novels is not ideal. He tends to pronounce words differently each time he says them, and sometimes mixes up the voices assigned to characters!

    Please, Nigel... it's "g-eye-tha Ogg, not "githa". I'm sure it is! ;)

    The story, of course, is very much worth the listen, even despite the irksomeness!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Martina Barnett
    13/05/16
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    "Shakespeare as you've seldom heard him done"

    I love the story of Midsummer Nights Dream and have seen it done in many different ways. This is definitely one of the easiest to listen to without the benefit of actors :-)

    Nigel Planer does a good job, but it's a shame about the recording being a little 'buzzy' in the background.

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  • Erin
    vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    04/04/15
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    "Gloriously funny!"

    If you need a laugh out loud funny tale then look no further. A great listen for any where and any time.

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  • Bonnie
    20/01/15
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    "Love the book and it is read very well"

    I liked it so much so im listening to it for the tenth time now and i still find new things in the story

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