Lords And Ladies

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The audiobook of Lords and Ladies is narrated by Indira Varma (Game of Thrones; Luther; This Way Up). 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.


People didn’t seem to be able to remember what it was like with the elves around. Life was certainly more interesting then, but usually because it was shorter. And it was more colourful, if you liked the colour of blood . . .

On Midsummer Night, dreams are especially powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they can cause the walls between realities to come crashing down. And some things you really don’t want to break through.

The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick return home to discover that elves have invaded Lancre. And even in a world of wizards, trolls, dwarfs, Morris dancers – and the odd orangutan – they’re spectacularly nasty creatures.

The fairies are back – and this time they don’t just want your teeth…

‘His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction’ Mail on Sunday

‘Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy’ The Sunday Times

Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches series, but you can listen to the Discworld novels in any order.

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

©1992 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critics Review

  • ‘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’

    The Times
  • ‘Pratchett is at the peak of his power; it’s hard to think of any humorist writing in Britain today who can match him’

    Time Out
  • ‘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’

    New York Times
  • ‘His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction’

    Mail on Sunday

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