Discworld

44 books in series
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The Colour of Magic Summary

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. The adventure begins when an eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet. The group, including an ineffective wizard and a naive tourist (whose luggage moves on its own little legs) encounters dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course "The Edge" of the planet.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1983; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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  • Book 1

    • The Colour of Magic

    • Discworld 1
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678

    The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio - white noise

    • By Frank on 29-07-14

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Light Fantastic

    • Discworld 2
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

    The Great A'Tuin, the heroic turtle who supports the weight of the entire Discworld, not to mention four giant elephants, swims through the galaxy day and night with the burden of being the only creature who knows exactly where the universe is going. Philosophers have long debated where this is, and are due to find out in about 2 months. Shall they worry?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The start of the legendary series...

    • By J Whitney on 05-10-07

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

    Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad quality!

    • By Margit on 19-03-12

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Mort

    • Discworld, Book 4
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155

    Mort, like many teenagers, is gangly, unpromising, and struggling with a menial job - in his case, as Death's apprentice. He can barely handle his simple task of ushering souls out of Discworld, but he really screws up when he meets the beautiful Princess Keli, who is scheduled to be assassinated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good but poor quality recording

    • By Sam on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • Sourcery

    • Discworld, Book 5
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 990
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750

    A "sourcerer" is born in Discworld - a wizard so powerful that he makes all other magicians look like a bunch of fools in pointy hats. Now, suddenly, Discworld is brought to the brink of an all-out thaumaturgical war. The only hope for peace is Rincewind, the failed magician who has a risky plan to save the world. He enlists the help of several odd new characters, including Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and a yuppie genie who sees lamps as a growth industry.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent listen but had to strain

    • By Jim on 19-05-08

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • Discworld, Book 6
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 821
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 822

    In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It just does snot work for me

    • By Mr. S. Hyams on 04-01-11

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 7

    • Pyramids

    • Discworld, Book 7
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 965
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744

    It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Going Forth is Easy..."

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-09-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 8

    • Guards! Guards!

    • Discworld, Book 8
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,669

    If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not the best of the series

    • By Matthew on 08-09-12

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 9

    • Eric

    • Discworld, Book 9
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 671
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516

    You've heard of Faust - this is Eric. There's a difference. Eric is 14, lives on the famed and magical Discworld, and is the first ever demonology hacker. Fortunately, he doesn't succeed in raising any devils, but he does raise Rincewind (the most incompetent wizard in the universe) and the Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short

    • By Alexander on 14-03-16

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 10

    • Moving Pictures

    • Discworld, Book 10
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 824
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628

    Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint really fast - on the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien clichés of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good Listen

    • By zac on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 11

    • Reaper Man

    • Discworld, Book 11
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796

    In Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man, Death has left Discworld - but that's not necessarily a good thing. After all, chaos always ensues whenever important public services are withdrawn, and Discworld is no exception. Society is suddenly overrun by ghosts and poltergeists, while Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe finds himself busier than he's ever been and newly-deceased wizard Windle Poons rises from his coffin as a living corpse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect Halloween listen.

    • By Nina on 24-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 12

    • Witches Abroad

    • Discworld, Book 12
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 922

    What could be easier than preventing a servant girl from marrying a prince, especially for three clever witches? But Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick face more than they bargained for when they journey to the distant city of Genua. For one thing, their power is limited to Mrs. Gogol's weak voodoo spells, a one-eyed cat, and a secondhand magic wand that works only on pumpkins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly the best of the Witches series

    • By Katharin on 14-02-08

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 13

    • Small Gods

    • Discworld, Book 13
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 858
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 693

    Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise. Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horribly holy war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • terrible recording quality

    • By Franny T on 25-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 14

    • Lords and Ladies

    • Discworld, Book 14
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 702

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Away with the fairies

    • By Beccameriel on 26-11-14

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 15

    • Men at Arms

    • Discworld, Book 15
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,756
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,425

    The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect it. But all they've got are the dwarves Corporal Carrot and Lance-constable Cuddy; the troll Lance-constable Detritus; Lance-constable Angua, who is believed to be a woman; and, worst of all, Corporal Nobbs, who has been disqualified from the human race for shoving! These underdogs need all the help they can get, for they've been given only 24 hours to clean up the war-torn town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent reading of a very good book

    • By Elizabeth on 02-06-09

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 16

    • Soul Music

    • Discworld, Book 16
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 869
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640

    On the planet of Discworld, phrases like "there's a Death in the family" take on a whole new meaning. Young Susan has always suspected that her Grandfather was different, as though all the time he spent riding a white horse and wielding a scythe weren't enough of a giveaway.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story but ...

    • By Ben on 28-08-09

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 17

    • Interesting Times

    • Discworld, Book 17
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 600

    Interesting Times, the seventeenth novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, finds the planet's oldest empire in the midst of bitter turmoil after the publication of the revolutionary treatise What I Did on My Holidays. Workers, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes, are joining forces against old warlords, spreading violence throughout Discworld's ancient cities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Times, Good Times

    • By Clare on 30-03-11

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 18

    • Maskerade

    • Discworld, Book 18
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 682

    The show must go on, as murder, music, and mayhem run riot in the night. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best so far

    • By Michael on 18-02-09

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 19

    • Feet of Clay

    • Discworld, Book 19
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,166

    Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch has to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely

    • By Ann Ingham on 14-06-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 20

    • Hogfather

    • Discworld, Book 20
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 742

    "Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz," says Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. "Truly original. Pratchett creates a brilliant excess of delectable detail!" Hogfather is a Discworld Christmas tale - not to be missed! Browse more novels of Discworld.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Pratchett

    • By Beccameriel on 12-01-14

    Regular price: £19.99

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