Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 1998
CS ISBN 9781856958288 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9780753107379 $71.95 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9780753140260 $71.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
This novel from the Discworld science fiction series is a fun combination of fantasy with modern-day allusions. The reader brings a distinctive style and rhythm that suits the tale. The dry humor and tongue-in-cheek asides play well in the audio format. Celia Imrie portrays a young girl who believes she can become a wizard and an aging crone who is wise to the chauvinistic world of magic. The crone is a bit ragged and harsh in tone, fitting stereotypes concerning the village witch. In contrast, the young girl sounds as innocent and trusting as her character appears to be. An echo chamber effect is tried two or three times, adding little but not overly distracting either. J.E.M. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 99]
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