• The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld 1
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-02-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (148 ratings)

Summary

"Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot." Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place that might sound and smell very much like our own, but that looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers. But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. But if the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries, and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard, a little logic might turn out to be a very good idea.
The Colour of Magic is the first novel in Terry Pratchett's acclaimed Discworld series, of which some 20 million copies have been sold.
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©Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)Corgi Audio
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"Pratchett is a comic genius." ( Daily Express)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jo on 09-08-07

Persevere - you won't be disappointed

It took me 3 goes (once trying to read the book itself) before I 'got it'. There is a mindset that accompanies appreciation of Mr Pratchett's sense of humour and incredible imagination. Now I have that mindset, I'm hooked!!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 16-09-17

Simply Brilliant

Vocally animated more by Tony than you could probably do yourself in your own head! Written by a legend and voiced by one.. perfect harmonious storytelling of the first Discworld Novel.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 17-04-15

Horribly abridged

Unfortunately no unabridged version of this book is available here.
The abridged version destroys the immersion for me completely.
Characters are thrown from once place to another, people are introduced and then discarded without further context.
Not recommended.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-12-17

pleasing story.

some odd impressions and voices but mostly a nice listen. will keep going on the series.

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