The Colour Of Magic: (Discworld Novel 1)


Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
72
Narrator
8
Release Date
July 2022
Duration
7 hours 58 minutes
Summary
Brought to you by Penguin.

The audiobook of The Colour of Magic is read by Colin Morgan (Merlin; Testament of Youth; Belfast). BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually; Pirates of the Caribbean; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) reads the footnotes, and Peter Serafinowicz (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace; Shaun of the Dead) stars as the voice of Death. Featuring a new theme tune composed by James Hannigan.

'It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination . . .'

Somewhere between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a magical world not totally unlike our own. Except for the fact that it travels through space on the shoulders of four giant elephants who in turn stand on the shell of an astronomically huge star turtle, of course.

Rincewind is the world's worst wizard who has just been handed a very important job: to look after the world's first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, their journey across the Disc includes facing robbers, monsters, mercenaries, and Death himself.

And the whole thing's just a game of the gods that might send them over the edge . . .

You can listen to the Discworld novels in any order, but The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Wizards series.

The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Discworld series and was published in 1983. Some elements of the Discworld universe may reflect this.

'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian

'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times

© Terry Pratchett 1983 (P) Penguin Audio 2022
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Tyler S.

The narrator really stepped on the characters. I appreciate the attempt to give each character their own voice, but they were often cartoonishly bad. I had to find a different reading to finish the book. Beside that, Terry Pratchett’s writing is full of meta-humor, wit, imagination, and of course, colorful eloquence to tie it all together.

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VickyB

This is a fabulous story but so difficult to enjoy with a narrator who has a strong accent, the characters voices seemed unbelievable. Wasn’t able to finish listening.

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Anonymous

An EXCELLENT book brought down by bad narration. The narration is definitely a step or two down from the Nigel Planer version done long ago! The new narrator just doesn't have the comic timing that Planer had in his versions.

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