They released a new audio recording of Unseen Academicals, one of my favorite Discworld books, this time with a full cast voicing all the roles.
I was excited about this, but, unfortunately, it's really bad. The story's been reworked so much, almost all of the snap you usually get from Pratchett prose is gone. And some plot and character decisions were made that I think really ruin it. Very disappoining
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The audioplay really elevates Trevor Likely's character in importance, mostly at the expense of Glenda Sugarbean.
That's bad enough, but they also move the start of the book backward to the point where Trev and Knutt meet for the first time. So instead of being introduced to Trev as a loveable ne'er do well, we get like half an hour of him being disgusted by and crule to Knutt. He even binds his hands and leads him around on a rope. I was really grossed out.
There's a really good audiobook of the unabridged Unseen Academicals narrated by Stephen Briggs. Listen to that instead.
I could go on and on about this. It was really bad!