And then you've got to deal with all these assassins, sphinxes, huge wooden horses, mad high priests, philosophers, sacred crocodiles, gods, marching mummies, jobbing pyramid builders and Hat, the Vulture-Headed God of Unexpected Guests.
And all you really wanted was the chance to do something for young people and the inner cities.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
©1989 Terry Pratchett and Lynn Pratchett; (P)1997 ISIS Publishing Ltd.
"There's no end to the wacky wonders...No fantasy is as consistently, inventively mad...wild and wonderful." (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)
"Tony Robinson rules"
I think it's such a pity that it's not the other way round.Tony Robinson reading the unabridge version and Nigel Planer the abridge one.I have bought the abridge versions of Terry
Pratchett's books a long time ago on tapes and for me there is no debate!Tony Robinson is the best for Terry pratchett characters!However I have to buy the version by Nigel Planer because it's the only unabrige version available.Shame.
As much a part of the Discworld series that this is, it's great as a stand-alone book to start off with if you want an introduction to Terry Pratchett's very own style of comedy. The story itself is wonderful, full of quirky characters, epic mysteries, ancient civilisations and camels.
While I prefer Stephen Briggs as narrator for Terry Pratchett's books, Nigel Planer does a good job of portraying different characters, subtly changing dialects. The quality of the recording is sadly a bit lacking with a flat sound that sometimes inexplicably slows down for entire chapters.
"Should be part of History"
Well written, of course, with references to things you should be/are/have touched on in your History lessons - no exactitudes but a lot of fun! Loved it!
Apparently this is not the Tony Robinson narrated version despite identical covers. Some mispronounced names which is an integral part of the story. Otherwise good
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