- Author Terry Pratchett
- Narrator Andy Serkis, Bill Nighy, Peter Serafinowicz
- Publisher Transworld
- Run Time 11 hours and 58 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Adventure fiction, Comic (humorous) fantasy, Contemporary fantasy, Epic fantasy / heroic fantasy, Fantasy, Humorous fiction, Modern and contemporary fiction, Satirical fiction and parodies.
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What to expect
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The audiobook of Small Gods is narrated by the BAFTA award-winning actor and director Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings; Planet of the Apes). 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 should do things because they’re right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.‘
Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size – all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top.
So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it’s clear he’s become less important than he realised.
In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love – but that’s hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme…
‘An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .’ Independent
‘Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration’ The Times
You can listen to the Discworld novels in any order, but Small Gods 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.
©1992 Terry and Lyn Pratchet (P)2022 Penguin Audio
‘Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration….While other writers gnaw at violence, sexuality and rootless despair’The Times
‘An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power, crackling with one-liners while obliquely suggesting that maybe gods are only as powerful as the beliefs of their followers’Independent
‘Spectacular inventiveness make the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction’Mail on Sunday