- Discworld, Book 8
- Narrated by: Tony Robinson
- Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 21-02-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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By Amazon Customer on 03-05-10
Lets be clear from the start, I am a fan of the Discworld series and have read all of them at least once; most I've read countless times. I get the audio books so I can listen to them in the car to work (each way is conveniently one CD long).
This abridged version leaves a lot to be desired. Tony Robinson's delivery is poor, and the editing of the story seriously detract from the original. Having read (and love) the book I spent the entire time listening to this thinking 'hang on a mo what about.....'
If this were given to me as an introduction to the series I doubt it would have gone any further.
Personally I would stick with the unabridged versions which are far closer to the originals - Nigel Planer's recounting is good, Steven Brigg's is superb (seems to be the only person who has read the books - he knows that Carrot has a Welsh accent!)
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