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Summary

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. There are some situations where the correct response is to display the sort of ignorance that happily and wilfully flies in the face of the facts. In this case, the birth of a baby girl, born a wizard, by mistake.

Everybody knows that there's no such thing as a female wizard. But now it's gone and happened, there's nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin.

©1993 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)1993 Corgi Audio

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"If you are unfamiliar with Pratchett's unique blend of philosophical badinage, you are on the threshold of a mind-expanding opportunity." ( Financial Times)

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Shame there was no Nigel Planer Unabridged version

Tony Robinson does bring this alive, but it's a Shame I couldn't get the Unabridged read by Nigel Planer. He does the sarcasm very well. As does Tony Robinson in this one. Unabridged was voiced by someone I've not heard of, who didn't seem to carry off the dry wit of the book in the same way.

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Great book

I loved, the narrator gives the story character. Would only say that sometimes it is quite hard to listen on the go, since the narrator lower his voice, so if you are out and about, with the noise on the streets, you might struggle a bit.

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incomplete book. AVOID

not the full book save your tokens and avoid. very disappointing audible. avoid avoid a

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Excellent!

Excellent story!! Narrator was very good, however, the difference in volume between his whisper and shouting voice was too great. Kept having to turn the volume up and down....

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simply wonderful!

a simply wonderful story, beautifuly read, thoroughly enjoyed it and I didn't want it to end

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Watches!!

What's better than wizards?, wizards and witches. I can't think of anything better for cheering a person up in these challenging times. Tony Robinson just gets better and better

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loved it

Pratchett, Bolderick, granny weather wax, you can't not miss this book a must for all fans of the disc

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a bit too short.

great performance but the story does suffer for being abridged. Shame really especially as the only other version has terrible sound quality.

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over too soon!!!

if you enjoy Terry Prachette, than this will delight you! It is a very nice book, with memorable characters.

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tony Robinson narrating really makes this!

not the best in the discworld series but. definitely worth a read/listen if you're a fan. Tony Robinson is the perfect narrator for it! just in case anyone else didn't notice, you can look up books "narrated by", and there's quite a few by him that don't show up if you just search for discworld or Terry pratchett.