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Mort

By: Terry Pratchett
Narrated by: Sian Clifford,Peter Serafinowicz,Bill Nighy
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The audiobook of Mort is narrated by the BAFTA award-winning actor Sian Clifford (Fleabag; Vanity Fair; Quiz). BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually; Pirates of the Caribbean; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) reads the footnotes, and Peter Serafinowicz (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace; Shaun of the Dead) stars as the voice of Death. Featuring a new theme tune composed by James Hannigan.

'YOU CANNOT INTERFERE WITH FATE. WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE WHO SHOULD LIVE AND WHO SHOULD DIE?'

Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.

Death is the Grim Reaper of the Discworld, a black-robed skeleton with a scythe who ushers souls into the next world. He is also fond of cats and endlessly baffled by humanity. Soon Death is yearning to experience what humanity really has to offer, but to do that, he'll need to hire some help.

It's an offer Mort can't refuse. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse—and being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job—until Mort falls in love with Death's daughter, Ysabell, and discovers that your boss can be a killer on your love life…

The Discworld novels can be enjoyed in any order, but Mort is the first book in the Death series.

The first book in the Discworld series—The Colour of Magic—was published in 1983. Some elements of the Discworld universe may reflect this.

©1987 Terry Pratchett (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy." (The Sunday Times)

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All in all fantastic

These new releases are absolutely the bee's knees! Fantastic voice acting and a great cast. Nothing is ever as good as the book red by one self, but this comes as close as possible.

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annoying characters..

With all of the new recordings of these books there are some characters whose voices have become unbearably shrill. In this book it is Albert. I wish these character voices weren't so over the top that they became hard to listen to because the new narrations and clarity of voice are overall great. But both the male and female narrators in the new readings have characters that are completely ruined by their over the top voice work.

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Mort.

Death does not shy away from pain. Death fears nothing. In fact, he's terrified of it.

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AT LAST

I’m so happy this is finally out. The Death series is one of my favorite of the Discworld story lines. Pratchett was the king of being both funny and profound. The voice acting is superb, with the exception of Albert. Clifford’s Albert voice sets my teeth on edge, otherwise her performance is spectacular. Peter Serafinowicz nails Death’s voice and Bill Nighy is perfect for Pratchett’s beloved footnotes. I’m a long time fan of Discworld and think this is a great book for fans and a great place to start for people getting into the series.

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Fantastic

Definitely have not been let down, the wait for the Death series to be released was worth it, this new recording is amazing! Brilliant voice acting, and the plot is as hilarious as ever. If you are considering getting it, I highly recommend you do!

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Good as I remember

I've been enjoying my time listening to one of my favorite book series. This was no exception. Great story and the the voice of Death still gives me chills.

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stunning

this is my first dive into Discworld & I really really enjoyed it. Made me laugh out loud often & tbh that doesn't usually happen when I'm reading / listening to audiobooks. The narration was obviously amazing. Death was perfection. And Sian Clifford has so much range. Can't wait to listen to the next one!

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  • 10-28-22

Wonderful!

An excellent narration of my favourite Discworld novel.
I’ve really enjoyed listening to the new recordings so far, and am looking forward to the rest of the series.
Sian, Peter, and Bill all do great work, and the story is brilliant as expected.

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  • 11-07-22

Awesome

Awesome, what's not to love , its Sir Terry at his best , well presented and performed.

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  • 11-04-22

Brilliant!

Absolutely brilliant! Mort has always been my favourite of Terry Pratchett’s novels and I’ve so looking forward to hearing this new recording and I pre ordered it as soon as it was released, so it’s been a looooong wait! And didn’t let me down! Will listen to over and over, Death is a brilliant character and brought to life so well. Amazing job all around!

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  • robert
  • 11-07-22

Brilliant performance!

if you are reading this, then chances are you have already either read More or listened to one of the older audio books. I highly recommend this version, the voice actors are brilliant and truly do it justice.