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The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is...
In the beginning there was...a turtle.
Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.
Particularly as it's carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules.
But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc's very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world's first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land.
Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard.
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Wizards series.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; © Terry Pratchett, 1983; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby (P) Penguin Audio 2007
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The Magic Still Works
I have come back to this book after many years and I enjoyed this recording. It was Nigel Planer's first time as the Discworld narrator and you can tell that he's coming to terms with some of the characters, but he brings the story to life, both the surreality and the fun. It was originally recorded for release on cassettes and so the production values are not quite as high as more modern recordings, but it was fine and clear.
the clour of magic
this really is a very poor quality recording .if its your first experiance of prachet skip it or buy the book. A funny book spoiled .
The colour of magic
I'm on the road a lot thought it was a great way to catch up with some reading...poor sound quality made this really hard to get in to. What a shame for a really good book.