Small Gods : Discworld

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Nigel Planer
  • Series: Discworld
  • 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. He wants to stop the persecution of a philosopher who has dared to suggest that, contrary to the Church's dogma, the Discworld really does go through space on the back of an enormous turtle. (Which is true, but when has that ever mattered?) He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please.But most of all, what he really wants, more than anything else, is for his god to choose someone else...Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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What the Critics Say

"Pratchett is the funniest parodist working in the field today, period." (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
"Terry Pratchett is simply the best humorous writer of the 20th century. Wodehouse, Waugh, Sharpe, etc. all have their merits, sometimes considerable, but Pratchett really is a cut above the rest." (Oxford Times)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

terrible recording quality

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

no - because the recording quality was appalling and very hard to put up with


What was one of the most memorable moments of Small Gods?

when the main character plays chess with death


What didn’t you like about Nigel Planer’s performance?

he gabbled and spoke far too fast so much of the writing was lost - the terrible recording quality didn't help the performance at all. The sound level fluctuates throughout


Do you think Small Gods needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No - worked ok as a stand alone story


Any additional comments?

don't convert poor recordings to digital and offer on Audible - it reflects badly on your quality control [or lack of]

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- Franny T

Good content dated recording

A good book but the audio track sounds old, it needs to be redone or cleaned up to improve the overall quality
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- Andrew J Chamberlain

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2007
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks