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The Colour of Magic

Discworld 1
Lu par : Nigel Planer
Série : Discworld: Rincewind, Volume 1, Discworld, Volume 1
Durée : 6 h et 55 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 notations)

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Description

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 naive 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.

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

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry Pratchett, 1983; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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Notations

Global

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MT
  • 28/02/2019

excellent story, great reader, tech quality medioc

i love the books and this one is a classic. there are some issues with the recording though; I think it's quite dated and so the quality varies significantly sometimes. and the echo effect chose at times can be jarring. despite the techical shortcomings, the reader is excellent.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • SL
  • 12/01/2019

Great story, poor audio

The story is hilarious, lots of sureal humour and adventure. The audio is quite poor though...the narrator does quite a good job but there’s echo sometimes, and inequal low/high sounds. Pratchett’s and Planer’s work is worth a remastering and audio adjustment.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nighteyes
  • 20/12/2011

if you don't know pratchett this is where to start

What did you love best about The Colour of Magic?

and wonderful rich story, with wellrounded characters and a humor that you can only appriciate and wonder at anyone ever thinking up

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Colour of Magic?

i will not ruin the moment for you, just remember when i say

Have you listened to any of Nigel Planer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nigel is a wellrounded reader and his performance is always stellar...
i've listened to more than one book simply because he was the one reading it

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

there already IS a movie based on this book...

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/09/2013

Horrible audio quality

This was very difficult to listen to, and I couldn't take more than ten minutes of the recording.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 24/08/2018

Good story, reproduction overdue.

I love Discworld, and I hoped to be able to continue enjoying it after switching to audiobooks. Unfortunately the only unabridged version is in desperate need of remastering to be even slightly enjoyable. I have no problem with Planer as a storyteller, but I do have a problem hearing him over the background noise.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • G. Askew
  • 04/12/2014

As good as expected :)

Would you listen to The Colour of Magic again? Why?

I'm just getting started on the Discworld books, and I suspect it will be quite a while before I return to this first book in the series. I have a lot of listening ahead of me...

Any additional comments?

For me, the concern about audio quality turned out to be unfounded. One of the characters, and in fact the opening narration use an echo to create a particular soundscape. That can make it a little tricky to hear, given the age of the recording. The bulk of the recording is completely normal spoken word, with no problems.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Matthias Hohn
  • 10/12/2013

poorest audio quality ever

Would you try another book from Terry Pratchett and/or Nigel Planer?

I want the whole series.

What other book might you compare The Colour of Magic to and why?

Terry Pratchett doesn't need any comparisions.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nigel Planer?

I actually can't really evaluate the narrator due to poor audio quality.

What character would you cut from The Colour of Magic?

none

Any additional comments?

Audible must be pretty desperate to even consider selling this audio book. The audio quality is the worst I have ever experienced.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • DocRockulus
  • 20/10/2018

Great story but...

Everything about this was great, save for the recording quality.

It sounds almost as though it had been pulled from the original audio cassettes. The quality is also inconsistent, as it changes from chapter to chapter.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Ulrika
  • 18/02/2015

Good story, bad audio quality

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Storywise and performancewise, I have no complaints, but the audio quality was very uneven. It must have been transferred from som old cassette recordings, where some of the cassettes were of very poor quality.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Colour of Magic?

I really loved the optimistic and daring view of life that was displayed by the tourist, Twoflower. Death is also a very interesting character!

Which character – as performed by Nigel Planer – was your favorite?

I think it's a tie between Twoflower and Death.

Was The Colour of Magic worth the listening time?

Yes, despite the poor quality, I really enjoyed listening to it.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Reza
  • 03/08/2011

Horrible audio quality!

I could not listen to this book for more than 10 minutes without getting a headache. The audio quality is VERY poor, and it sounds like it was recorded in a public bathroom with tiled walls.....

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Philip A Costley
  • 26/09/2008

Great book poor recording

I love this book and the naration is great. The audio quality is poor though and there are distinct switches in tone at times.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • BE
  • 23/08/2011

Worst audio quality so far

Nigel Planer does his best to make this catastrophe worth the credit or money spent on it but even he is unable to save it. Truly horrible audio quality, sounds like he's standing in an echo chamber.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • lennertjanine
  • 05/01/2011

Miserable Tonqualität - schade um die tolle Geschichte...

Ich kann mich meinen Vorkritikern nur anschließen: die Geschichte ist klasse, der Sprecher auch - aber es wäre sehr interessant zu wissen wo diese Aufnahme ausgegraben wurde: Mal hallt es unerträglich (ich dachte erst das sei die Art die Fußnoten akustisch darzustellen, aber leider bezieht es sich nicht nur auf die), dann klingt es entsetzlich dumpf - eigentlich eine ziemliche Frechheit, so eine Aufnahme unkommentiert zur Verfügung zu stellen. Wenn hier jemand liebevoll das letzte Exemplar einer ausgeleierten Kassette restauriert hat, würde ich es noch einsehen, aber dann hätte ich wenigstens gerne einen Hinweis, dass es sich um ein historisch wertvolles, aber akustisch herausforderndes Tondokument handelt. Ich bin sonst sehr zufrieden mit den Audible-Downloads, aber das ist jetzt der 2. Reinfall (nach der unsäglich schlechten Live-Aufnahme einer Lesung von Foster-Wallace), und langsam schwindet mein Vertrauen etwas dahin...

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Holger Flick
  • 27/01/2008

Geniales Buch, schlechte Aufnahmequalität

Das Buch ist ein Klassiker, da besteht keine Frage. Der Sprecher ist hervorragend. Die Aufnahmequalität ist jedoch an einigen Stellen nicht zu ertragen. Es kratzt schon manchmal in den Ohren wenn man das Buch über den iPod hört. Daher Abzug in der Bewertung!

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • joemat74
  • 19/07/2008

great book, bad audio quality

The book itself is great.However, the audio quality is not only poor but also changes in between the different chapters!

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Julien Berlin
  • 09/02/2017

Great book but awful recording

This book is really good. Terry Pratchett needs no introduction. But please avoid this audio book. The speaker sounds like the recording took place in a cave. bad echoing and overall really poor audio quality. avoid.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Volker Steger
  • 05/01/2017

Discworl eben...

Auf welchen Platz würden Sie The Colour of Magic auf Ihrer Hörbuch-Bestenliste setzen?

Durch die schwache Audio Qualität so um die 5 - 7 herum. Die Geschichte ist aber genial, typisch Terry Pratchett eben.

Würden Sie es noch mal mit einem anderen Hörbuch mit Nigel Planer versuchen?

Bestimmt, ich muss sie alle haben.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Wie gesagt: die schlechte Bewertung für den Sprecher rührt von der Aufnahmequalität her. Der Sprecher selbst ist sogar sehr gut wie ich finde. Auch für non-nativ Speaker gut zu verstehen.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sebastian Benkel
  • 12/09/2016

Great Story, Well performed, quality sucks

A great story, well performed, all you'd expect from Pratchett and Planer. But the recording quality changes from chapter to chapter which is quite iritating.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • moonstrucked
  • 20/06/2019

Story top, Aufnahme grauenhaft

Die Story ist Klasse, der Sprecher eigentlich auch aber die Audioqualität ist wirklich eine Schande.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Arthur Bolz
  • 30/08/2017

Sprecher / Audiqualität furchtbar

Schlechter Sprecher und oder grottenschlechte Audioqualität. Ich habe es trotz mehrerer Versuche nicht geschafft mir das ganze länger als 5 Minuten anzutun...

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • henk23
  • 16/06/2016

Sprecher großartig. Ton etwas alt.

Der Sprecher schafft es, jedem der vielen unterschiedlichen Charaktere seine eigene, genau passende Stimme zu geben und die ausgefeilte Sprache Pratchetts gelungen umzusetzen.
Leider ist durch das Alter der Aufnahme der Ton etwas rauschig und kratzig. Daran muss man sich gewöhnen.

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