The past week I've been on holiday and stumbled on a very nice buy at an RSPCA shop in Rothbury.There was a large box filled with Terry Pratchett audio tapes for a pound each, probably from one person's collection, there was also a black adder tape in the box.
Of the dozens that were there I bought three:The last continent,Feet of clay and Thief of time, none of which I've read.I was careful not to keep them in the car too long because as TP (or possibly NG) has taught me,cassettes left in cars for any length of time magically change into Queen albums
I enjoyed one side of The Last Continent and got halfway through the next side when the tape got badly tangled in the machinery
.Thankfully my dad is well versed in the lost art(and it is a lost art,or at least dying) of tape handling and respooled it, then he gave the witch-like advice that I should run it all the way forward and back to restore the tension.I've attempted this but I've discovered it won't wind past a certain point,probably the point where the tape came out in the first place.
I've not tried the other tapes yet but I'm looking forward to it.If they work I'll listen to some good stories and if not I'll have fun poking around with antique electronics.