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Raising Steam Audiobook

Raising Steam

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Publisher's Summary

To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water.

This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear.

Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work - as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital...but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don't always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse....

Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails....

©2013 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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    Fingleberries 11/12/2015
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    "Good story, but the abridgement breaks the fkow"

    Terry Pratchett booked are always sit the small turns off phrase, the quick wit and word play.

    Unfortunately, abridging the book review much of this charm.

    Tony Robinson does an admirable job narrating and bringing characters to life. I would recommend the unbridged version ahead of this.

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    Amazon Customer 01/12/2015
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    "Another Run away success"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    another brillinat Disk world novel brought to life by Tony Robinson


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Raising Steam?

    Iron Girda crossing the mountains fantastic


    Which character – as performed by Tony Robinson – was your favourite?

    As always Commander Sam Vimes brilliant but also love Moist


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Discworld Steams into the Future


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    Andy 04/02/2015
    Andy 04/02/2015

    I love listening to books as don't always have time to read them. Mainly into Spy novels or Funny fantasy novels like the Discworld series.

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    "Prachett and Robinson, you can't do better."
    Would you listen to Raising Steam again? Why?

    Yes, I love the discworld series and with Tony Robinson doing the reading its Heaven!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam Vines is a great character and one of my favourite on the Discworld.


    What does Tony Robinson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    So much, I think Tony Robinson is one of the best Narrators only to be rivaled by Stephen Fry!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


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    Aimee Exeter 07/09/2014
    Aimee Exeter 07/09/2014 Member Since 2012
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Raising Steam to be better than the print version?

    Both versions are equally as good


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tony Robinson was born to read Pratchett novels, he is funny and brings the book to life


    Which character – as performed by Tony Robinson – was your favourite?

    All of them, they are funny, whitty but I love Harry & Dick


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I enjoyed every minute,


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