40 Terry Pratchett Discworld Audiobooks to Get Star-Laden Rerecordings

Fifty years ago today, Terry Pratchett made his literary debut with The Carpet People, marking the beginning of an incredibly successful career for the Discworld creator. To celebrate the milestone, the Terry Pratchett Estate announced that Discworld fans would enjoy their favorite literary saga in a new audio format soon. According to the announcement, fans should expect 40 new recordings that will feature an exciting cast. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy vet Bill Nighy will voice the author himself in the footnotes across the works. The voice cast also includes Peter Serafinowicz as Death. Indira Varma, Sian Clifford and Colin Morgan join the project as series narrators, while the Lord of the Rings alumnus Andy Serkis will read the entire Small Gods standalone novel.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to have such a fitting tribute to Terry on the 50th anniversary of the publication of his first book and I can’t wait for listeners to experience this new Discworld in audio,” said Rob Wilkins, manager of the Terry Pratchett Estate, in a press release.

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In 1983, Pratchett officially began the Discworld series with the publication of his novel The Colour of Magic. Discworld is a flat planet that stands on four elephants on the back of a giant turtle. The series ultimately saw 41 installments, with the last one, The Shepherd’s Crown, hitting the stores after Pratchett’s death.

The Discworld audio will hit the stores starting April 2022.

What do you think about the audio adaptation of Discworld? Do you like the cast announced so far? Let us know in the comments section below.

Recommended Reading: The Color of Magic (Discworld)

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