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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41,317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Celia Imrie Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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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 to be 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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/10/2013

    " Love the ridiculousness! Monty Python meets Tolkein with a generous sprinkling of feminism. Total nerdy escapism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 12/6/2013

    " Ok, with this book, my 3rd foray into Discworld, I finally get the attraction of Terry Pratchett! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ratiocination | 11/19/2013

    " If you feel you absolutely must read Discworld books in sequence your first time through, this is the place to start. It's the first one to go further afield, enlarging the cast and filling in some new locations. The Discworld series is often compared to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-- I think one of the biggest differences is that Discworld as a setting works on its own terms, whereas Hitchhiker's is more purely satire. This is a book where one can feel that taking shape, even if there are still a few rough edges. (Notably the ending is pretty abrupt.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Losh | 10/21/2013

    " Definitely better than some of his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 9/13/2013

    " A fun quick read. Good way to spend a lazy Prez day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 9/12/2013

    " Just as much fun as the other books, but the woman empowerment speal got old. Fast. If it had talked more about how girls can in fact become wizards and how exactly one does become a wizard it would have been a far more interesting read, instead it was a lot of "anything you can do i can do better" hub bub that really detracted from the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zed | 8/13/2013

    " Eskarina would like to be a witch and a wizard. The problem is that "the lore" strictly forbids women to enter Unseen University or is it simply that the etymology of "wizard" was never meant to include women? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lance | 7/18/2013

    " From the title you can guess what this book parodies. It also introduces Granny Weatherwax, the main witch character in the Discworld books. A lot of funny moments, but I don't think it was as good as most of the other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewis | 5/29/2013

    " Not quite as good as the first two Discworld books - disappointing ending too - but still a cracking read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spoonelicious | 11/20/2012

    " This book was my first Pratchett and a gift from a close friend. I LOVE this book. Esk is fascinating in her own right, but Granny Weatherwax will always be my favorite in any of Pratchett's tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tannie | 3/11/2012

    " A fun fantasy read. I liked the style of writing - it was very witty. Very original ideas mixed with some familiar fantasy elements. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer H | 2/26/2012

    " This book was fun, but not my favorite book of his. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rasmus B | 1/16/2012

    " I thought it was okay. there were lots of things that great and some things that made no sense. Not because it was intended to not make sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicola Forster | 11/2/2011

    " Really enjoyed this one, think I've liked this one the most out of the first three discworld books that I've read so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 5/15/2011

    " Another adorable/hilarious/clever installment to the Discworld series. I would read anything by Pratchett, his writing style is ridiculously entertaining :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 3/18/2011

    " For some reason i found this book a little less entertaining than the rest of TPs novels (that i have read so far)...but that is to say... still really, really witty, funny and enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan B | 1/1/2011

    " Reading these is going to become an expensive hobby. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danyelle Leafty | 2/24/2010

    " I love Pratchett. There were a few blushables, but nothing incredibly overt. I want to be Granny Weatherwax when I grow up. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allyson Shaw | 10/13/2009

    " Devouring these. Very comforting read-- like a bed time story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny Bennett | 6/17/2009

    " Another light, funny read by Pratchett. It's very short and moves very quickly. Tells the story of an eigth son of an eigth son who turns out to be a daughter. As usual Granny Weatherwax steals the show for me. I just love her character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diego Garcia | 9/23/2008

    " Todo paso demasiado rapido, ahora tengo que seguir leyendo de las brujas :P "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Guy | 5/6/2008

    " The first book where The Discworld becomes more than just a parody of fantasy. Also the first book where we meet Granny Weatherwax.

    I wish we Esk and Simon were recurring characters, it'd have been interesting to see where they went. "

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About the Author
Author Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was an English novelist known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and after publishing his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. He was the United Kingdom’s bestselling author of the 1990s and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide. In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his children’s novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998 and was knighted in 2009.