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Soul Music Audiobook

Soul Music: Discworld, Book 16

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Publisher's Summary

On the planet of Discworld, phrases like "there's a Death in the family" take on a whole new meaning. Young Susan has always suspected that her Grandfather was different, as though all the time he spent riding a white horse and wielding a scythe weren't enough of a giveaway. Now that her worst fears have been confirmed, Susan learns that she's expected to take over the family business when she grows up, even though most people mistake her for the Tooth Fairy. But as attractive as Death can be to many people, Susan is drawn into something else: the exciting, addictive heavy beats of "Music with Rocks In," Discworld's latest dance craze.

(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1994

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    Tiana 12/10/2015
    Tiana 12/10/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible"

    Linguistically superb! Wonderful storyline, brought a joyful tear to my eye at end! Highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie 15/09/2016
    Jamie 15/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "never a dull moment"

    Always a great adventure, I love Terry Pratchett. Shame about the sound quality, could be better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karlee 30/03/2016
    Karlee 30/03/2016
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    "Nigel Planer can do Death's CAPITAL LETTER VOICE"

    he's just so great at narration and character voices. Soul Music is one of the Discworld greats.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    24/02/16
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    "Old audio"

    Old audio. You have to crank up the volume to hear the conversation. Not worth the buy. The story is good though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • thomas
    2/02/16
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    "very poor audio quality"

    the very poor audio quality of this book makes it annoying to listen to. save your money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Oro Station, Ontario, Canada
    23/08/12
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    "Unacceptable audio quality"
    Any additional comments?

    The publisher needs to remaster this. It sounds like a duplicate made by holding a tape recorder up to a speaker. The sound is atrocious and should not be made available for sale on this service.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Coral
    Mississauga, ON, Canada
    31/07/14
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    "Living on borrowed Music"

    If you have never read the discword this isn't the book to start with; there are lots of establish story lines going on and you will be much happier starting with Mort.

    For those who have read Mort and Reaper Man - you know all about Death and Susan.

    This book is about the crowd, music and fame. Something which Pratchett - personal feel - falls a little short on. It's much better then Moving Pictures but somehow need seemed as neat to me as some of the other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kent
    Karlskrona, Sweden
    3/09/12
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    "Witty, entertaining and full of small easter eggs"
    Where does Soul Music rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25%


    What other book might you compare Soul Music to and why?

    To most of the other Terry Pratchett books


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A very funny terminator 2 reference and chase scene where death attempts to ride a motorcycle - with somewhat limited success.


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

    I did laugh. A lot.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are new to Terry Pratchett and his discworld series this is a decent jumping on point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • A User
    28/08/09
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    "Excellent story but ..."

    This is one of my all-time favourite books, and the reading is great too, but I find the sound quality disappointing. Still worth buying, but I'd be happy to invest in an updated recording.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Clare
    Stroud, United Kingdom
    21/02/11
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    "Music With Rocks In!!!!"

    Another book filled with the humour and brilliance that we?ve come to expect for Terry Pratchett and Discworld. A story that, when you come down to it, is just ?Music With Rocks In?. The characters are plentiful and divers, and you find yourself loving and hating them by turns. If there was one slight let down it was the sound quality, but nothing unexpected from an older recording and it in no way detracts from the story.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mysfit
    9/10/14
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    "Bit hard to hear"

    I found it a bit hard to hear at times, poor sound quality almost throughout. Quite a coincidence when it's a book with sound as a focus.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    3/06/13
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    "Superb"

    I love the subtle(?) humour in Terry Pratchett's books, and this one is no exception.

    The sideways inclusion of hit songs of the sixties really made me chuckle, the story is a trifle potty, but brilliantly so.

    Excellent listening, another one to add to the listen again list!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    Worthing, United Kingdom
    13/04/13
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    "Music with Rocks in!"

    The characters immediately appealed and I was gripped to the story within the first five minutes. The further humanisation of Death our favourite anthropomorphic personification is amusing as he first drinks and then goes off to forget by joining the foreign legion. This interplay of new charecters and themes over familiar settings and some old favorites (such as CMOT Dibbler as music mogul) makes this another grin fest. I always reach for a Terry Pratchett book when I want to be thought provokingly amused and walk around smiling inanely while listening to the story on audio. Soul Music did not dissapoint. Only slight downside is that this recording seemed to lack audio quality - seemed a bit biscuit tinney and although I enjoy Nigel Planer's narration, I do prefer Stephen Briggs.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    17/09/11
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    "Genius storytelling"

    If you love 'music with rocks in it' this book will be a joy! Terry Pratchetts imagination never ceases to amaze me. He is a genius of a storyteller, and Nigel Planers narration brings life to all of the wonderful characters that are introduced in this story.I laughed alot and would thoroughly recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • EBW
    4/03/16
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    "Poorly copied from tape"

    A great performance ruined by lazy editing by audible staff. Long silences, random interjections of 'side three' etc and an additional copyright waring bang in the middle of the book ruins what should be one a delightful story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LabMummy
    UK
    21/10/15
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    "Great as usual but . . ."

    The only drawback is the terrible sound quality. At some points the sound is tinny and echoey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    11/11/16
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    "Great story, especially in light of his own death."

    Wonderful way to end the Death Trilogy, very funny and profound, as always.
    Some popping and what sounds like someone reading a different audiobook next door.
    Planer reads very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M
    UK
    29/10/16
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    "Great story and narration, poor recording quality"

    Soul Music focuses on two of my favourite characters, Death and his granddaughter, Susan. The themes of the story story switch between rock music and Death trying to forget everything by various mean, including drinking scumble (which is mostly made from apples) and joining the Klatchian Foreign Legion.

    The narrator is good and the only criticism I have of this audiobook is the poor quality of recording - we listened to it recently on a long car journey, and the low quality recording, including poor bass/treble balance, was frustrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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