The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork, is a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely familiar evil mastermind in a hideously deformed evening dress.
At least, he hopes so. But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience. And she doesn't hold with that sort of thing.
So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening's entertainment, with murderous performances you can really hum).
©1996 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)1999 Isis Publishing Ltd.
"Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic, and unchained whimsy....Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own." (Sunday Times)
"The best so far"
Not sure if I should be reviewing this as I actually got my copy from the library rather than Audible so can't comment on the download quality. I have downloaded many Terry Pratchett titles though and the witches books have always been my favourites. This story was the funniest so far and is much faster paced than the others. Nigel Planer really has got all the voices perfect for me now. I would recommend this very highly. Next Carpe Jugulum!!
"AN ABSOLUTE BLAST!"
Maskerade is one of the funniest Terry Pratchett audiobooks i've heard. This unabridged version, narrated by the chameleon voiced Nigel Planer is a joy from the first minute to the last. Great story, wonderful plot, and buckets full of laughs. Planer's character voices make the story come alive and add to the hillarity of the proceedings. I listened to this as my nightly bedtime story, and slept with a smile on my face!
I've always listened to Terry Pratchett audio books narrated by Tony Robinson and loved them so this was a bit of a departure for me. I really enjoyed the fact that it was unabridged meaning that I got to listen to the full story and the actors are really good at bringing the story to life. I would definitely recommend this series of audio books. The book itself is obviously fantastic - as you'll know if you've ever read/listened to any Discworld stories before. If you haven't they are well worth a try spinning fantasy with a brilliant sense of humour and a cracking narrative.
"The witches beyond"
Found the continuation of the story of McGrath exciting and the involvement of the other witches and wizzards in the magically unfolding tale is electric! Wonderful and skillfull!
But I'm so used to Tony Robinson reading that even the fact that this is unabridged can't help - it seems to hasty!
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