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Equal Rites Audiobook

Equal Rites: Discworld, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.

Terry Pratchett's third Discworld novel, Equal Rites, asks many provocative questions about magic, where it goes, where it comes from, and why.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1987; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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    Grae 21/07/2016
    Grae 21/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, average narration."

    Not my favourite Pratchett novel but still a good listen. Unfortunately the narrator's voice is quite grating at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie 03/07/2015
    Jamie 03/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I love Terry Pratchett so it was a no brainer. little bit dissapointed of the audio quality. but the story and performance are excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Margit
    WOLFSBERG, Austria
    19/03/12
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    "Bad quality!"

    I love the story!

    But
    AUDIBLE
    what have you done with the audio??

    If I buy the old original cassettes or the cd version the quality is perfect regardless of the age of this record.

    Your download quality is overpriced and ridiculous bad!!


    Better buy cds or cassettes via Amazon than using this Audible download!

    5 stars for book and plot, 0 stars for the audio quality.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Soren
    ASHBOURNE, United Kingdom
    2/07/11
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    "Good book, poor quality"

    I enjoyed the book but like others here wasn't convinced by C.I. as a reader. My main complaint though is the RUBBISH quality of the download itself. Maybe it's just me but this had the squelching distortion of a very low bit rate download. I hope all Audible books aren't plagued by the same or I'll be going elsewhere!

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon reader
    30/05/14
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    "Pleasantly surprised"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The Discworld series improves in Equal Rites as the world is fleshed out and the plot depth increases - I found the Colour of Magic to be an unengaging, if funny enough, series of unconnected escapades; The Light Fantastic to be better, and this to be better still.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It might have been, although circumstances prevented it. I have listened/read to TP in one sitting before.


    Any additional comments?

    I was pleasantly surprised by the Celia Imrie's narrating, especially after a plethora of negative reviews. I was worried at first but found her voice to be pleasant, and especially appropriate in this story, dominated as it is by female characters. Without two narrators one will always struggle here; while I am better used to Nigel Planer's reading, and enjoy it, I was not disappointed by Celia Imrie's. I would, however, advise readers considering purchasing this book to listen to the preview, and decide whether they wish for this voice, as it is a departure from the majority male narration in the series.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Collings
    North Yorkshire, England
    24/12/13
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    "Great book, dodgy audio"
    Any additional comments?

    I think Celia Imrie made a great narrator for this book - she really gets the female voices down pat. The male voices are not quite so good, but at least she dodnt descend to the silly, squeaky voices that are the stock-in-trade of so many voice artists.

    The main issue is the varying audio quality - did they record some sections with a knitted microphone? it was so muffled I couldn't make it out sometimes. Great book if you can live with the patchy sound

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ms.
    STANMORE, United Kingdom
    17/03/14
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    "Brilliant!"
    What did you like most about Equal Rites?

    This is early Pratchett, fascinating. It is, I think, the first time we meet Granny Weatherwax and the book is the first glimpse of the witches on the Discworld. The story centres on Eskarina Smith as a baby and young girl who is destined to become witch and the Disk's first and only female wizard. She will appear again, this time in later life in I Shall Wear Midnight, the latest book about the witches at time of writing this review. Celia Imrie reads this book to perfection. Her performance and voice are subtly modulated. I was really sad when we came to the end.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jaci Littlewood
    UK
    28/12/13
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    "Fabulous"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Equal Rites to be better than the print version?

    No as good, but not far off


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its the first outing for Granny Weatherwax. Go


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me Laugh Outloud


    Any additional comments?

    Good Narration

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Pijnacker, Netherlands
    7/06/12
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    "Narration not suited to the story"

    While the narration was performed by someone who obviously has gobs of talent as an actress, it seemed to be at odds with the humour. The story centres on two female characters, so Celia Imrie made sense, but it felt as if I was listening to a children's story book. Pratchett's humour has a certain sharp edge to it and I found Celia's voice too soft to deliver the jokes effectively.

    A talented narrator and a talented writer, but I don't think they work well together.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. REP
    Midlands, UK.
    24/12/07
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    "Disappointing!"

    I thought this was let down by Celia Imrie's narration.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Viv
    5/10/10
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    "Pratchett Wins again"

    My third Terry Pratchett book and another enjoyable experience. I was almost put off buying this by readers comments - especially concerning the narration. However it was all excellent, well paced, amusing and clear. Well worth the money.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    United Kingdom
    13/09/13
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    "Celia did it for me"
    If you could sum up Equal Rites in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, witty, droll


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed Celia's performance. I absolutely got her characters and she enjoyably enhanced a great story. I was disappointed when the book finished. Have to agree with other comments about poor sound quality though, always the same disappointing audio experience - if there was a realistic alternative to Audible, I'd defect like a shot.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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