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Download Moving Pictures: Discworld #10 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,400 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Nigel Planer Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2003 ISBN:
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Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint really fast - on the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien cliches of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out...

Thrill as Victor Tugelbend (Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little.) and Theda Withel (I come from a little town you've probably never even heard of) battle the forces of evil and cinema advertising...

Scream as Gaspode the Wonder Dog nearly saves the day...

Eat popcorn as you watch the filming of Blown Away, the oddest Civil War picture ever made... A Passionate Saga set Against the Background of a World Gone Mad! With a Thousand Elephants!

(And afterwards, why not dine at Harga's House of Ribs, for the best in international cuisine; only two minutes from this book...).

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Templehurst | 2/20/2014

    " I gave this one a go again because I'd been reading Pratchett on the bus recently and felt like I might have judged it poorly in the past; undeservedly putting it in the same range as Monstrous Regiment and not in a middle tier with Small Gods. Not that it was bad, I just didn't like it. And? Well, I'm glad I read it again, since it let me hang out with the wizards, who are always awesome, especially Ridcully. It was nice to be reminded of Gaspode's origin, as well as Detritus, and between Dibbler and the elephant herders it was well worth it. I thought the brief scene from the Patrician's view was interesting, since it was actually a bit more introspective than I feel he usually is--a meditation on how he lives for the city that I didn't expect. As always with Pratchett, when I don't think something's funny I have to ask myself if I just didn't get the joke, and I think part of it's true here--there were some old film nods I'd missed, as well as some of the more Lovecraftian moments. However, I had trouble liking Ginger or, after he left the University, Victor, and that probably doesn't help matters. I'd read somewhere that Pratchett thought of his work as almost cinematic in pacing-hence the cuts, sounds, etc, so I was interested in what he had to say about film itself, but, while I agree with some of the points, I didn't really like his conclusion, which is reare for me and Pratchett. I'm glad I read it again, and will certainly not be moving my copy along anytime soon, but not one of my personal faves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 2/15/2014

    " For anyone who's attended college, the tale of Ponder Stibbon's 'exam' alone is worth the read. It's also comforting to know that what Hollywood has done to our world, it can do to another, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 2/4/2014

    " This book has stuck into my head unlike any other, and I can't decide if it's the brilliance of the book itself or the subject of his satire. I think we're drowning in Hollywood's flotsam & jetsum everyday and this just helps to keep me laughing while we all choke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/21/2014

    " Enjoyed this one, especially Gaspode & Laddie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Faber | 1/17/2014

    " A reread. Discworld #10. Mostly movie gags, but nothing to obsucre that I noticed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Silvercharmer | 1/8/2014

    " This is not my favorite Discworld novel, but it introduces Gaspode, who ultimately becomes a great recurring character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 12/30/2013

    " This book seems even more relevant these days as the obsession with fame continues and the Z list grows ever bigger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 12/25/2013

    " Holy Wood. Draw your own conclusions! A lot of "you'll never work again in this town" compensated for by the introduction of Gaspode, the world's only talking dog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helena | 10/26/2013

    " Not the best Pratchett I have ever read. Although still enjoyable and funny, I actually struggled through bits. You need to know quite a bit about the movie industry to get the jokes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 8/18/2013

    " I loved it! It's a must-read for any sarcastic movie-buff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B | 5/8/2013

    " His spoof on Hollywood and the movie making industry but set on his usual discworld, this was humorous like the others but the subject was just not as appealing to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will Boncher | 3/30/2013

    " Got a bit better towards the end, but still pretty slow throughout. Lots of funny bit making fun of Hollywood, er, I mean Holy Wood, but not nearly enough action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Roth | 12/20/2012

    " He looked kinda like my uncle Oscar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andie | 10/25/2012

    " Oh my gawd...out of all the Discworlds which have been made into movies- how have they NOT done this one?! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 4/12/2012

    " This is my least favorite of the Discworld series I've read so far. While there were sections of Pratchett's typical satirical humor scattered throughout the story, I found myself skipping pages of other sections where the story lagged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Asarnow | 10/9/2011

    " 12.19pm "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Dolezal | 1/27/2010

    " Magic alongs a film industry on Discworld. Holy wood!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashton | 9/12/2008

    " I checked this book out of the library twice before I bought it. It's probably on of my favorite Discworld books. Along with Soul Music, half the fun is picking out all ten million Hollywood allusions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 i.just.guess | 12/18/2007

    " Not his best Discworld novel. A lot of the gags are obvious and the only interesting/likable characters were Gaspode the Wonder Dog, Headmaster Ridcully, and Ponder Stibbons. At least the ending got pretty strong, though, it had some pretty classic Pratchett-funny moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magiczna | 2/2/2007

    " Absolutely entertained, I had difficult time to gasp, because most of the time I was either giggling or laughing like a crazy person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 1/4/2005

    " Well as always a good read but not one of my favourite Pratchett novels and a little disappointing. Pratchett's take on the Discworld doing the movies is a good attempt and has a few laughs in it. I recommend it as a read but there is a lot more discworld novels out there which I would rather read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Sword | 11/17/2004

    " One of the funniest books Ive read. You will see lots of movie parodies, done as only Pratchett can. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 7/13/2003

    " Just started this one a day or two ago, so far so good. I think Pratchett does such a great job of creating this living universe that the individual books are actually just one volume out of the collective tome. In other words, if you like one you will like them all. "

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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.