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The audiobook of Soul Music is read by the BAFTA award-winning actor Sian Clifford (Fleabag; Vanity Fair; Quiz), with BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually; Pirates of the Caribbean; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) reading the footnotes, and with Peter Serafinowicz (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace; Shaun of the Dead) as the voice of Death. Featuring a new theme tune composed by James Hannigan.
'This is a story about sex and drugs and Music With Rocks In.
...one out of three ain't bad.'
Being sixteen is always difficult, even more so when there's a Death in the family. After all, it's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe. Especially if he decides to take a well-earned moment to uncover the meaning of life and discover himself in the process, so that you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy.
And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld.
It's lawless. It changes people. It's got a beat and you can dance to it.
It's called Music With Rocks In.
And it won't fade away.
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Soul Music is the third book in the Death series.
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett 1994 (P) Penguin Audio 2022
'Pratchett lures classical themes and popular mythologies into the dark corners of his imagination, gets them drunk and makes them do things you wouldn't dream of doing with an Oxford don'
'Very clever madcap satire which has universal appeal. If you haven't tried him, this is a fun one to start with'
'The great Terry Pratchett, whose wit is metaphysical, who creates an energetic and lively secondary world, who has a multifarious genius for strong parody ... who deals with death with startling originality. Who writes amazing sentences'
'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction'
'Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of enormous talent ... incredibly funny ... compulsively readable'
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