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Download The Colour of Magic: Discworld #1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Colour of Magic: Discworld #1 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Terry Pratchett
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (91,635 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: December 1999 ISBN:
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The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. The adventure begins when an eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet. The group, including an ineffective wizard and a naïve tourist whose luggage moves on its own little legs, encounters dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course The Edge of the planet.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lightenbulb | 2/19/2014

    " Interesting concepts, but found myself bored and "pushing through." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sania | 2/16/2014

    " I think i just gave up on this and i'm not happy about it, i might try tackle it again when in the right mindset but honestly its hard work trying to maintain interest in this while i have other books in the wait "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Johnston | 2/12/2014

    " Remarkably creative, imaginative, and thoroughly interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie Chen | 2/11/2014

    " More than one Booker Prize winner in this world has half his literary talents. Always an amazing laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayley Jones | 2/10/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book, very funny but a number of times it got a bit complicated and for a couple of pages I didn't know what was going on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ChrisF | 1/28/2014

    " With any other author this book would be ridiculous and completely random, an incomprehensible whirl of confusion, but Pratchett somehow pulls it off. This book boils down to a mix of satire, humor, adventure, and fantasy that only took me an afternoon to read. I highly recommend this to anyone who reads fantasy frequently and wants a laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Thrasher | 1/27/2014

    " Funny book. The humor is helped if you are a fan of the wizard/elves/fantasy genre (in any form - D&D, Board games, role-playing games, etc); it is best decribed as Douglas Adams crossed with JR Tolkein. Found it very clever and loved the world that Terry has created. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 1/4/2014

    " Some humorous and some exciting moments but overall I just didn't "get it." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 11/28/2013

    " Luckily I read the Discworld series out of sequence. If I'd read this first I probably wouldn't have read the rest of the books.The series gets much better by book three. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miken | 11/24/2013

    " I love Pratchett, but this is by far his weakest book. Still, I liked it enough that I've read it twice. And the second time I liked it better knowing that Pratchett himself said it basically has no plot. Read the "chapters" like short stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian Carter | 4/1/2013

    " Not a bad first Novel.. some parts were difficult to keep up with and some were very good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula Marlene | 12/23/2012

    " I can't help it, I don't like Rincewind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wajiha | 12/19/2012

    " The colour of magic is Octarine, which actually just looks Greenish Purple. A little awkward here and there, call it growing pains, this book had me in giggles. Luggage is my favourite character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dean | 9/12/2012

    " Had some funny bits but there wasn't a real story to it; no beginning, middle or end. A bit of nonsense but at least it was fun "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hendie Dijkman | 4/30/2012

    " As a cult classic, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series have always eluded me. Now, after many decades of putting it off, I have embarked on a journey of discovery. Looking forward to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha | 11/19/2011

    " Terry Pratchett' s discworld series is loads of quirky fun. The sense of humor is much akin to Douglas Adams but with more heart. Pratchett creates a fantastic world with very colorful characters. They make me laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean-paul | 9/2/2011

    " Pages: 285 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ursula | 7/30/2011

    " Funny, but with serious observations to make about the world we live in. Brilliantly clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phoebe | 6/30/2011

    " Not bad. If I didn't know there were a bunch more books in the series I would have been extremely disappointed with the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lizz | 12/2/2010

    " Kinda hard to stay in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barry Rosenberg | 5/25/2009

    " This was the first book that I read by TP. His imagination and use of language were a genuine eye opener for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Izlinda | 3/25/2009

    " Pretty funny, though sometimes it dragged or seemed too hard to be funny.

    Unfortunately now I'm curious what that spell is that Rincewind has stuck in his brain. :-S I might check out some of the other Discworld bookss. I bought this one on a whim in the Chicago O'Hare Airport. "

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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.