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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

Critics Review

  • ‘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

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