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Description

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...

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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Critiques

"Pratchett is the funniest parodist working in the field today, period." (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
"Terry Pratchett is simply the best humorous writer of the 20th century. Wodehouse, Waugh, Sharpe, etc. all have their merits, sometimes considerable, but Pratchett really is a cut above the rest." (Oxford Times)

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  • Stef
  • 23/02/2018

Praise be to Om

Another fantastic story by of prophet Pratchett. An interesting view on religion and philosophy entertwined with humour and sass.

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  • John Davie
  • 16/02/2018

Awesome

I love all of Pratchett's work and this was no exception. Excellent characterization by Nigel Planer

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  • bindibelle
  • 28/04/2016

Not really like the other Discworld books

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely. I've yet to find a Terry Pratchett book I haven't loved, and would do anything I can do to expose others to how great the Discworld books are.

What did you like best about this story?

It deals with possibly controversial subject matter in a way that is very thought provoking, and exposes readers to different viewpoints.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me laugh quite frequently. There are also a few bits which are quite sad

Any additional comments?

It's quite clearly still set in the Discworld universe, yet manages to feel quite different by featuring unique characters and settings. I believe it's also set in the past of the main Discworld books.

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  • Iina
  • 21/02/2016

Enjoyed it very much

I'm glad I found this. No real complaints. Brutha's voice was exactly as I'd imagined.

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  • Dara
  • 15/03/2015

Perhaps my favorite book

audio quality was poor, but this is an old recording. Loved every moment of it.

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  • Anna
  • 08/03/2015

5 stars all round

This is one of my favourite Discworld novels. Nigel Planer is EXCELLENT at different voices and accents and brings the whole story to life.

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  • fabfawkes
  • 27/01/2015

So good

I am a huge fan of Discworld and am currently re-living them through audiobook. This was so much fun to listen to. Nigel Planer does a great job narrating. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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  • Michael
  • 07/03/2013

somewhat confusing...

What did you like best about Small Gods? What did you like least?

i found this perticular story to be quite confusing, but i admit that it might be because it took me a long time to get through the book and i only got to listen to it for short amounts of time at any given time so that might be why i had trouble following the story

Would you be willing to try another book from Terry Pratchett? Why or why not?

i've read or listened to almost all of his books so indeed yes :)

What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

Nigel has a good strong voice that i never get annoyed with or tired of listening to

Was Small Gods worth the listening time?

no, but like i said, that might be due to real life making me unable to follow my usual listening habits

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  • Wolkenberg
  • 11/09/2012

Eines der besten Bücher Pratchetts

Die Geschichte um den Propheten Brutha ist eine der besten, die Pratchetts Feder entsprungen ist. Der Sprecher ist ebenfalls sehr gut, die Stimmen sind sehr unterschiedlich und sofort wiedererkennbar, auch wenn es etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig ist, daß der Prophet einer Wüstenreligion einen schottischen Akzent hat.
Was zur Abwertung führt, ist die Tonqualität. Die gesamte Aufnahme klingt extrem dumpf, was aber scheinbar bei mehreren älteren Pratchett-Aufnahmen der Fall ist, bedauerlicherweise.

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  • Philipp
  • 07/05/2018

Super Hörbuch, schlechte Audioqualität

Ich bin gerade dabei die Scheibenwelt Reihe durchzuhören und habe mir jetzt zum testen ein englisches Hörbuch runtergeladen. Der Sprecher ist gut, die Geschichte genial. Ich werde mir aber keine englischen Pratchett Hörbücher mehr holen, da die Audioqualität schlecht ist, sehr schlecht wenn man bedenkt das es sich hierbei nicht um ein Nischenbuch handelt. Dann doch lieber zur deutschen Übersetzung greifen, die haben wenigstens gute Qualität.

  • Global
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  • Bibi
  • 22/01/2017

very up to date

possibly one of the best of Terry Pratchett's discworld stories and certainly up to date with current, ideological developments - sadly.

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  • Anna
  • 29/11/2016

sehr empfehlenswert

wie immer ein Genuss zu hören.
Die Geschichte setzt sich auf sehr charmante weise mit Religionen auseinander. Ich musste an vielen stellen lachen, die brillante Erzählweise von Terry Pratchett nimmt mich jedes mal wieder ein.
Der Sprecher ist auch super.

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  • Maggie
  • 01/03/2015

Der Mensch, die Menschen ..

Terry Pratchett schildert - wie ich finde, mit Erfolg - menschliche Denkweisen und Ansichten, Religionen und wie evt alles so kommen konnte, wie es gekommen ist .. Und wie es vielleicht anders kommen könnte. Ich mag seine fast neutrale Darstellung verschiedenster Charaktere, tiefgründig, Treffens und immer mit einer Prise Humor.