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4.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 54.64 out of 5 4.64 (28 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: October 2003 ISBN:
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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...

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob James | 2/16/2014

    " I rarely go the audio route, but am happy that I did with this Discworld novel. It is great Pratchett satire of religion. Additionally, it is wonderfully read by Nigel Planer, the British actor who played Neil on The Young Ones beck in the 80s. I have to admit that I occassionally could hear him singing "There's a hole my shoe," but Planer's reading, coupled with Pratchett's writing made a wonderfully enjoyable combination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Brian | 2/15/2014

    " My favorite Terry Pratchett book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 2/8/2014

    " One of the best commentaries on religion. Ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 1/30/2014

    " One of the better books I've read in a long time. Witty, satirical, but most importantly- hilarious. Since friends and family have read it it has become an inside joke of sorts. This has been the first Terry Pratchett I've read and it has entirely convinced me to go out and buy more because (view spoiler)[there's good eating on one of those. (hide spoiler)] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yannick Db | 1/28/2014

    " On of his best works and a great book to get into Prachett's discworld, without having to read most of his other work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonny | 1/26/2014

    " Pratchett's best book. Appropriates church history and turns it on its ear. Funny and incisive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lance | 1/23/2014

    " Religion, Philosophy, and Political intrigue all get the treatment in this book about an unasuming young monk named Brutha ("Brother", get it?) who is called of God, well, one of them anyway, to restore the Omnian religion. Brutha is based on Thomas Aquinas. The Inquisition makes an appearance as do the Philosophers introduced in Pyramids. A fun book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alli | 1/13/2014

    " Honestly, one of the very best and most genuine critics of our crazy dependency on religion and codified belief systems. Plus, it's just fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muffinsquire | 12/24/2013

    " I loved this book. I really love Terry Pratchett's writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kmann | 12/19/2013

    " This book was Clever and witty and gave an insightful look at gods and belief. Characters - gods, philosophers and Brutha, Om etc. were tight and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Falcus | 12/11/2013

    " The first Discworld book I read, and it got me hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/24/2013

    " Interesting read. Slow to start and drawn out at the end, but surprisingly funny! The central idea of the book reminded me of J.M. Barrie's fairy-longevity theory. Thought provoking and fun at the same time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clifford Johnson | 11/17/2013

    " Amazing book I highly recommend it if you need a good laugh and a little heart warming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabe Dybing | 11/16/2013

    " An amazing and profound book. It's settled: I'm a Pratchett convert. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 4/21/2013

    " this is one of my favourite discworld books- this one was so amazingly good. :D Om was absolutely hilarious, && i'm so glad that Death made some appearances (Death is a character. he's HILARIOUS.) because it added so much humor. i totally loved this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Xu | 2/7/2013

    " I loved the character of Om in the book. He is one of the funniest character that I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 12/11/2012

    " Equal parts silly and smart! This was my introduction to Pratchett's Discworld series, and I can't wait to read another! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Graff | 2/15/2012

    " Pratchetts best work "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Phillips | 9/26/2011

    " I love Terry Pratchett too much to be very objective. I recognize this is not one of his best (Guards, Guards remains my favorite), but I've always enjoyed the various gods of Discworld with their foibles and strange zones of influence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elana | 9/7/2011

    " Second time through. I love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johan | 2/4/2011

    " One of the best novels that Mr. Pratchett has ever wrote. Small Gods is a turning point for the author, where his books went beyond simply comedic to philosophical as well. It's as if he had finally found his own style and by doing so added so much depth into his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 2/1/2011

    " This was one of my favorite Pratchett Discworld books. Really interesting ideas, and prose that is funny and serious at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth Wagoner | 12/26/2010

    " My fave of TP's. Partly because I have a signed copy somewhere, with the inscription "To Shub Sethop, you rule because they believe." (I was occaisionaly acting as the earthly avatar of a Small God around that time. Long story.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik Montoya | 7/16/2010

    " Quite possibly the most wonderful book I have ever had the pleasure to read. Seriously. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Knorr | 5/19/2010

    " Pratchett's commentary and philosophizing is more outwardly evident here, than in most of his books. Not to say that's a bad thing, though. Even when you can observe that he is making you think, he manages to do it skillfully and in a way that doesn't feel oppressive or preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 12/2/2009

    " In this book, Pratchett satirizes religion and religious practices (including the Inquisition). The story is interesting throughout, and all ends are tied neatly at the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewis | 5/14/2009

    " Another excellent entry to the Discworld series. I loved the philosophers' discussions! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamesdemann | 1/9/2009

    " My favourite of all the discworld novels, all hail the great god OM! "

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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.