Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

Sourcery by Terry PratchettSourcery (Discworld #5) by Terry Pratchett
(narrated by Nigel Planer)
Published: ISIS Audio (2003), Audiobook, 7h32m
Source: Library
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult

When last seen, the singularly inept wizard Rincewind had fallen off the edge of the world. Now magically, he's turned up again, and this time he's brought the Luggage.

But that's not all....

Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard. As if that wasn't complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son -- a wizard squared (that's all the math, really). Who of course, was a source of magic -- a sourcerer.

I’ve read and own around seven Discworld books (from what I can count without actually getting up off my bed and walking the five feet to the bookcase, an impossible amount at 1 in the morning an on my vacation no less) and while I’d like to own all of them, it’s just not possible if I plan on buying anything else ever again. Even the used bookstores/trading websites seem to be slim on the Pratchett, and I’ve never found any at a library book sale.

Luckily I managed to get my hands on quite a few of the audiobooks, and for free no less! So I can satisfy my Pterry cravings that way. And what a way to do it: Nigel Planer is, quite frankly, one of the best readers I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. Reading the books on my own is one thing, but having Mr. Planer read them to me is another thing entirely– in fact, I think I nearly prefer it. Pterry + Pnigel = AWESOME.

At a mere 7-ish hours long, the Discworld audiobooks aren’t an impossible thing to devour in a day or so (maybe two days if you actually have things to do that require concentration). Plus, Sourcery is one of the better Discworld books, and though the ending wasn’t quite what I expected, it was satisfying. I’m looking forward to listening to all the other Nigel Planer-read books I have, and rereading all the physical books I own as well.

Read: November 2008

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