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Summary

"Although the scythe isn't pre-eminent among the weapons of war, anyone who has been on the wrong end of, say, a peasants' revolt will know that in skilled hands it is fearsome."

For Mort however, it is about to become one of the tools of his trade. Henceforth, Death is no longer going to be the end, merely the means to an end. He has received an offer he can't refuse. As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and use of the company horse. And being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until he discovers that it can be a love-life killer.

©2001 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2001 Corgi Audio

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"A true original among contemporary writers." (The Times)

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Didn't realise this was the abridged version

Not realising it was the shortened version is my own fault of course but it meant that I feel like I wasted a credit. I was interested to hear Tony Robinson reading this book (as opposed to Nigel Planer who has done the others I've listened to), and I like the quirkiness but Death isn't booming enough for my liking. I like the portrayal of Mort though.

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Cut to pieces.

These have been massively cut from the original. Why? Completely ruins it. Why mess with perfection?

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Mort

This is one of my favourite Terry Pratchett books. Tony Robinson’s narration is brilliant, recording not the best quality. Death getting drunk? Who’d have thought it.

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Pressed for time? Great. But I'd pick unabridged

Excellent narration by Robinson & originally an excellent book. But abridged within an inch of its life to the point where half the appeal is lost.

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Shame it’s the abridged version and the only way you can tell is looking at the length, lesson learnt!!

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I did not enjoy this book, and I don’t intend to finish it at all

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Not my favorite Pratchett but very good.

I have read and heard so many of the discworld books, and enjoyed them all, many are pure brilliance! Though personally I feel it is a shame that Tony Robinson took a while to get into his stride with narrating various Pratchett's. I feel this is one of his better ones, though I still prefer other narrators that do Pratchett.

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Love it

Love it love it love it
It's Terry Pratchett and I love it.
What more could I say.

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Banging Book

Banging story, Banging characters, Banging Author, Banging audio, overall, this indeed was a Banging book.

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great stuff ! I'm only on book 5 of 32

they just get better and better as the series gos on !! and I couldn't think of anyone else better to read them than the voice of boldrick .... maybe Erick idal as rincewind 😉

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  • 18-09-21

less nuances

The latest pratchet stories have more nuances . The narration was great but the audio quality could be better.

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  • Rachel
  • 03-03-16

there is no justice

I love this book, short but sweet.
narrator did a mostly good job, but I'd say the voice he used for death was a little to over the top for me.