A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People, and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Pratchett paints an utterly engrossing world with his words. A mistake I have repeated, several times elsewhere. Please try using the search feature as another version of this work may be available. Pratchett has such a distinctive style of writing that either appeals to you or it doesn't. Well. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 2, 2016. Loved the book. It’s longer, (which I think is a good thing) and you get the full experience of Pratchett’s word play. I love Twoflower for many factors. Dear Terry Pratchett. Will Twoflower unwittingly save the day, or be lost in the fray? This is more like it! A direct sequel to 'The Colour of Magic', 'The Light Fantastic' follows Rincewind, the Discworld's most inept wizard, and the good-natured tourist Twoflower as they delve into further adventures. the story is legend and i had a ball! And just what was that mysterious gathering under the bleachers about? It’s enjoyable when these 2 get together, specifically with their invincible Baggage along for the ride, and Conan the Barbarian, who is practically getting to 90! Well worth every penny, I highly recommend it and guarantee you will not be dissapointed. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The Great A'Tuin, the heroic turtle who supports the weight of the entire Discworld, not to mention four giant elephants, swims through the galaxy day and night with the burden of being the only creature who knows exactly where the universe is going. I enjoy it!I’m a big fan of Terry Pratchett’s writing, specifically his Discworld series. They believe they need to get Rincewind back as soon as possible to reunite all eight of the original Creator's spells--one of which is lodged in Rincewind's head due to a prank he pulled in his student days at the university. Listen Free to Light Fantastic audiobook by Sarah Combs with a 30 Day Free Trial! Her writing is beautiful and I really did enjoy most of the characters (especially Gavin, Phoebe and April's stories). Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch will be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city's always tentative peace, and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks who's been stirring up trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld's most infamous historical events. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle, Daphne - a girl from the other side of the globe - is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave. There must be more to witchcraft than this! I read this entire series several decades ago, and now I’m rereading them. You can rely on Terry Pratchett to not be too direct as well as to not be very foreseeable. Rincewind would like nothing more than to oblige, but between being lost and waylaid, it looks like the red star, which keeps getting closer and closer, will arrive before Rincewind does. Covey – The SPEED of Trust Audiobook, Rick Riordan – The Trials of Apollo Audiobook. The Discworld stories come under various categories: Tiffany Aching, Rincewind, the three witches, Sam Vines and also the guards, and also Fatality. By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's. Will it ever be seen again? This … Clever, witty, rapid-fire. Worse, the new Postmaster could swear the mail is talking to him. I"d recommend this to anyone who already loves his writing. The Light Fantastic: Discworld 2 AudioBook . And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're 13. If you receive an error message, please contact your library for help. Nigel Planer is a great narrator. This time they find themselves trying to save the Discworld itself, albeit somewhat reluctantly on Rincewand's part. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations - including his own. I loved it. I love the Discworld series, and this is an important part of it. The audio doesn't make it too bad just distracting. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. On several occasions I thought there was some intrusive traffic noise, turned off the recording to find out what the problem was, only to discover that the 'traffic noise' was on the recording. It's opera - where the music matters, and where an opera house is being terrorised by a man in evening dress with a white mask, lurking in the shadows, occasionally killing people, and, most worryingly, sending little notes, writing maniacal laughter with five exclamation marks. However, in this - the 2nd in the series - the style that we know and love from Terry Pratchett is still establishing itself. This publication is a story of Rincewind. The first book (though good) had some structural problems, but the sequel is much more like the Pratchett I remember. Brilliant as ever Mr Pratchett, my only problem with this is that the recording is very 'shushy' in places. Terry Pratchett has created a classic story of heroes on a quest to conserve the world. The book is great! One fateful day that changes everything. Not so often though, still recommend!!! The characters are really beginning to evolve and there is more richness to the narration. But unfortunately, the forces of good are up against a godmother who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse. So recommend, especially if you like witty commentary. Some great insights into human behaviour which become the norm in later books. ©2016 Sarah Combs, original book published by Candlewick Press. The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 11, 2018, The late Sir Terry Pratchett had a brilliant sense of humour; he was extremely well read which clearly shows through his writing; excellent at one liners that catch you out causing real laugh out loud belly laughter; the ability to understand politics, social science, the "establishment" and many complex religious and historical theories and roll them into his books 'tongue in cheek' but never disrespectful. What other book might you compare The Light Fantastic to, and why? I hardly noticed. I have done a fair amount of listening in the Watch Series so its interesting to hear things from the start. Having said that, I read Wee Free Men first, and it made me a fan. still bothered by the voice change in odd places but overall loving the read. If you could sum up The Light Fantastic in three words, what would they be? Terry Pratchett has written a classic tale of heroes on a quest to save the world. and others. Nigel Planner is really good and really adds to the book and story. Please add your card again, or add a different card. they didn't even take the time to properly EQ their recordings so the sound shifts heavily between chapters. The Light Fantastic: Discworld 2 AudioBook. This book did not make me laugh aloud as regularly as Wee Free Guys, but it had its minutes. I look forward to listening to his work in the near future. This isn't real life. If you haven't yet read a Discworld novel you had better get started!
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