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Pyramids

By: Terry Pratchett
Narrated by: Alfred Enoch, Bill Nighy, Peter Serafinowicz
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The audiobook of Pyramids is narrated by Alfred Enoch, known for playing Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter film series, and Wes Gibbins in How To Get Away With Murder. 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.

'"LOOK AFTER THE DEAD," SAID THE PRIESTS, "AND THE DEAD WOULD LOOK AFTER YOU."'

Young Prince Teppic is sent far away from his desert homeland to the city of Ankh-Morpork for the best education money can buy. Which just so happens to be at the Assassins' Guild.

But when Teppic's father dies suddenly, fate takes him away from assassination to something far more unsavoury: politics. Teppic returns home to the small, penniless kingdom of Djelibeybi to take his place as ruler.

It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. As tradition dictates, the new king must build a monumental pyramid to honour his dead father. But this one might just bankrupt the kingdom, and warp the very fabric of time and space itself...

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Pyramids is a standalone.

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

©1989 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"The best kind of parody - funny and smart and still a good story." (Mail on Sunday)

"Pratchett remains a consistently clever, charming and funny voice." (Independent)

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Brilliant narration!

Pyramids is the discworld book I've always struggled with the most, but Alfred Enoch really brings it to life. Every single character is distinct without being a caricature. I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and this is one of the best narrations I've ever heard.

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A great title to Go Forth with.

Right from the day it was first published back in 1989, Pyramids has always been one of my favourite Discworld books and this audio version is ~ for me at least ~ as near perfect as it could possibly be. When the narration managed to match how I’d always imagined each character would sound, I knew this one would be a winner and it has already been rewarded with multiple re-listenings.

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Fantastic narrator

Obviously the story is great, but the narration on this one is outstanding. Every character - and there are many in this book - gets a distinct and recognisable voice. Looking forward to more in the series read by Mr Enoch.

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Fantastic Narration

The narrators really brought the book alive. Can’t wait for the next instalment of the Discworld.

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Wonderful narration

The narrator clearly understands the context of each character and makes the lines feel natural, and properly articulated, rather than just reading the book aloud.

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Pyramids

Thoroughly enjoying the penguin series this one particularly - a good sign is when I find myself chuckling in almost every chapter…

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Well worth revisiting this installment

Loved the narration and enjoyed rediscovering this one. It's a new contender for my favourite Discworld novel, helped along by a bit less zany dialogue than some.

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Ironic fun

Loved it . Great delivery of well written humour . Mood enhancing music . Classic Terry Pritchett 😀 most enjoyable

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Great listen

Read the book and now I’ve listened to it. Far batter than the voices in my head!

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Spot on

Excellent story and reading. Can’t wait for the rest of the series to come out

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