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  • ISBN 0552153222
  • ISBN13 978-0552153225
  • Language English
  • Author Tony Robinson,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher Corgi Audio; Abridged edition (October 2, 2005)
  • Formats doc mobi lrf mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1504 kb
  • Size Fb2 1763 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 624

Mighty battles! Revolution! Death! War! (and his sons Terror and Panic, and daughter Clancy)

The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treaty, What I did on My Holidays. Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes. Warlords are struggling for power. War (and Clancy) are spreading throughout the ancient cities. And all that stands in the way of terrible doom for everyone is Rincewind the Wizard, who can't even spell the word "wizard," Cohen the barbarian hero, five feet tall in his surgical sandals, who has had a lifetime's experience of not dying, and a very special butterfly.

Home Terry Pratchett Interesting Times. They say: May You Live in Interesting Times This is where the gods play games with the lives of men, on a board which is at one and the same time a simple playing area and the whole world. And Fate always wins.

Home Terry Pratchett Interesting Times. Interesting times, . Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett's first novel, The. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year.

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Terry Pratchett (Author), Tony Robinson (Narrator). I believe this is book four in Terry Pratchett’s Diskworld series. Interesting Times: A Novel of Discworld Mass Market Paperback. Book 20 of 41 in the Discworld Series. It was recommended to me by a friend and he assured me that I didn’t need to read the previous three books to be able to read this one. He was right. While it’s my understanding that death makes appearances in some of the other books, I was perfectly able to follow along in this one without any prior introduction to the series.

Narrated by Tony Robinson. A foot on the neck is nine points of the law' There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intri.

Written by Terry Pratchett, narrated by Tony Robinson. By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen. Narrated by: Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens. Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins.

The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

Written by Terry Pratchett, Audiobook narrated by Tony Robinson. It's Phantom of the Opera, Discworld style, when an aspiring singer and part-time witch wins a part in the big city opera, and quickly learns of a shadowy figure haunting the house. Now her sorceress companions Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg must come to her aid, before the fat lady sings her last rites!

At this time Terry mentioned to Peter that he himself had written a book called The Carpet People and, discovering . Sir Terry Pratchett on the BBC’s most controversial documentary’

At this time Terry mentioned to Peter that he himself had written a book called The Carpet People and, discovering the book to be a gem, Terry was offered a contract, which he accepted and signed. And seeing how good an illustrator he was, the publishers also asked him to illustrate the book. Sir Terry Pratchett on the BBC’s most controversial documentary’. The debate generated by the programme soon went viral around the world, and its effects rumble on today, but the programme itself has picked up British and Scottish BAFTA Awards, the Royal Television Society’s Best Documentary Award, a Grierson Award and an International Emmy.

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One of the best early/mid Discworld books, which introduces one of the best characters in the series, Susan Sto Helit, aka Susan DEATH. The overall plot asks the question of what would happen if 'music with rocks in' (i.e. Rock and Roll) came to Discworld.

This one is a pretty good Discworld starter book. (Discworld is an awesome series where you probably shouldn't start with the first books. The series has various connected subseries, such as the Guard books, the Wizard/Rincewind books, the Witches books, and the Death books. This is the third DEATH book, but it is also the start of the Susan Death arc within the Death books.
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Soul music is another discworld novel where Terry Pratchett explores and pokes fun at a broad theme. In this case it's rock music and let's face it rock music is a valid target. It tells the story of Imp y Celyn who's a bard. He meets a troll and a dwarf and forms a band. They play "music with rocks in it" thanks to the help of a not entirely benign mythical guitar. On the way Death goes missing and his granddaughter Susan has to take over. What could possibly go wrong. Well if CMOT Dibbler is involved then you can bet that everything goes wrong with hilarious consequences. Half of the fun of this book is spotting obscure references to bands and songs. How about the felonious monk and the surreptitious fabric? Some of them are quite hard to spot. If you like Terry Pratchett then this is a great book anyway and since it's before he settled into principal character mode has a sense of fun and novelty that is missing in some of the more establishment Ankh-Morpork books. Rock music had it coming and Pratchett delivers agin in spades of laughter and irony. A great read.
The book itself is fantastic. However, there's serious formatting and typography problems. There's a whole section in the middle where the pages are out of order, and this book (and A LOT of other Kindle books) is FULL of typos apparently caused by no one checking the text recognition software when they scanned the book to digital. I bought this book years ago and I'm still waiting on a corrected update.
Terry Pratchett, engaging as always. I love these earlier books. This one in particular had me anxious to get back into that wonderful world as soon as I had to put it down. And when I got to the end, I was sad it was finished. There are such a number of Terry Pratchett books that have held this effect for me. Especially the ones where we get Pratchett's unique views on time and relativity. The only other author that I have read that has come onto this plane (so to speak) is Daniel Pinkwater. Both seem to share the same views and theories and present them in such delightful ways that they really do make sense. Read all the Discworld books and you will be submerged in lovely fantasy that will keep you entertained forever, that is, forever, depending on how you look at it...
NOTE: While the remainder of the review focuses on the content of the book itself, it is worth noting that as of this posting, the Kindle edition of this book suffers from a large number of typos that appear to be the result of poor OCR conversion. Hopefully, HarperCollins will fix this sooner than later.

While it is still a very enjoyable book, Soul Music, the 16th entry in the Discworld series, is a bit of a letdown following the string of strong entries that began with the 12th book of the series, Witches Abroad, and continued through to the 15th, Men at Arms.

Soul Music does for rock-and-roll (or, Music With Rocks In, as it is called in the Discworld) what Moving Pictures did for Hollywood. And, structurally, the plot is similar to that of Reaper Man, including, as it does, a storyline concerning the fallout that arises from Death taking some time off from his work (though in the current volume, he does so willingly). Like those two previous entries, Soul Music serves up some delightful characters and some great laughs, put the resulting whole lacks some of the heft and emotional punch of books like Small Gods or Men at Arms.

It is certainly pleasurable to watch Pratchett riff on rock culture (across all eras, but with a focus on early formative rock-n-roll - the protagonist is essentially a Discworld mash-up of Elvis - "he looks a bit elvish to me" - and Buddy Holly). And Pratchett's storytelling skills remain impeccable. While the book does share much in terms of plot and structure with Reaper Man and Moving Pictures, it easily bests both those entries with its tight pacing and its thoroughly satisfying and convincing resolution. At the same time, one can't help but miss the satire and weightier observational humor that has marked the previous four entries in the Discworld series.

Soul Music is, however, also a book in which Death plays a significant role. And, as he has in past books, Death, for all his inability to grasp some of the basic elements of what it means to be mortal, becomes the perfect vehicle to capture the seeming absurdity of human existence.

While some Discworld fans may find this book to be not quite as strong as some previous Discworld novels, it is still, at the very least, a well-written book with a generous serving of laughs.