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Small Gods Audiobook

Small Gods: Discworld, Book 13

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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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  • bindibelle
    28/04/16
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    "Not really like the other Discworld books"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. I've yet to find a Terry Pratchett book I haven't loved, and would do anything I can do to expose others to how great the Discworld books are.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It deals with possibly controversial subject matter in a way that is very thought provoking, and exposes readers to different viewpoints.


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

    This book made me laugh quite frequently. There are also a few bits which are quite sad


    Any additional comments?

    It's quite clearly still set in the Discworld universe, yet manages to feel quite different by featuring unique characters and settings. I believe it's also set in the past of the main Discworld books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iina
    21/02/16
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    "Enjoyed it very much"

    I'm glad I found this. No real complaints. Brutha's voice was exactly as I'd imagined.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dara
    15/03/15
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    "Perhaps my favorite book"

    audio quality was poor, but this is an old recording. Loved every moment of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    Warkworth, New Zealand
    8/03/15
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    "5 stars all round"

    This is one of my favourite Discworld novels. Nigel Planer is EXCELLENT at different voices and accents and brings the whole story to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fabfawkes
    Sydney, Australia
    27/01/15
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    "So good"

    I am a huge fan of Discworld and am currently re-living them through audiobook. This was so much fun to listen to. Nigel Planer does a great job narrating. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Randers, Denmark
    7/03/13
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    "somewhat confusing..."
    What did you like best about Small Gods? What did you like least?

    i found this perticular story to be quite confusing, but i admit that it might be because it took me a long time to get through the book and i only got to listen to it for short amounts of time at any given time so that might be why i had trouble following the story


    Would you be willing to try another book from Terry Pratchett? Why or why not?

    i've read or listened to almost all of his books so indeed yes :)


    What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

    Nigel has a good strong voice that i never get annoyed with or tired of listening to


    Was Small Gods worth the listening time?

    no, but like i said, that might be due to real life making me unable to follow my usual listening habits


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Franny T
    UK
    25/04/16
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    "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]

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew J Chamberlain
    Cambridge England
    9/12/15
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marc Lawrence
    Blaby, Leicestershire, U.K.
    4/04/15
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    "Wonderful"

    An insightful novel which works on a lot of levels, it's an adventure story, a travelogue and a philosophical treatise on the nature of the Church as opposed to religious.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • GSARider
    England
    7/12/16
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    "The Turtle Moves"

    Nicely read by Nigel Planer and Pratchett at his best. An entertaining read and as usual, the author makes you think and draw parallels with the real world. A great listen and I enjoyed it in the car on my daily commute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony
    19/11/16
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    "small gods"

    some of the best work that Terry Pratchett has written.
    highly recommend to any body

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J.P. Bebbington
    Bangor, North Wales or Cheshire, England, depending on whether or not I'm at University
    16/09/16
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    "A comic philosophical masterpiece."

    My favourite book off all time. It is the perfect gateway to Discworld. Utterly marvellous!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • pen name
    london
    15/09/16
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    "let there be lettuce"

    one of the best early discworld books, from back when pterry was writing alone; so rich, funny and insightful; only gets better the more you know about the matters at hand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • effraxofwhug
    26/05/16
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    "Completely in love"

    Completely in love with the master of wit and wisdom - so much wisdom played with so brilliantly. Listen and enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    21/02/16
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    "One of my favourites so far"

    Planer is an excellent narrator. The best of this series. One of my favourite Pratchett books so far!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    12/02/16
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    "The Tortoise and Religion"

    If you were a believer who new factually, would you still need to believe...? And if a philosopher invented did that make him an inventor and less of a philosopher...? And if the truth was true why did no- one believe...?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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