© Terry and Lynn Pratchett; (P)2007 Isis Publishing
Going Postal was the first Pratchett book I read/listened to, and having found it laugh out loud funny was keen to listen to the follow-up 'Making Money'. It has not disappointed and I am currently listening to it for a third time. While new to the cast of Pratchett characters, Moist Von Lipwig & Adorabelle Dearheart have quickly become some of my favourites (although they can't displace Vimes or Granny Weatherwax or Sgt Colon or Lord Vetinari...). I just wish Mr Groat & his sulphurous trousers had made a reappearance, however, I digress. Terry Pratchett's way with words is marvellous as are his descriptions of characters & situations. While on the surface he always tells an entertaining, slightly over-the-top story, there is always something deep & meaningful to think about - I love this kind of challenge. The sound quality is excellent as is the narration by Stephen Briggs. Highly recommended - but don't try it if you take yourself too seriously.
From the laconic Ms Dearheart to Gladys the Golem via the incomparable Igor - all the characters are perfectly realised - could any author have been better served by a reader. My first Pratchett... enabled me to face an interminable flight delay with equanimity
"Terry Pratchett - writer and now prophet..."
How did he do it? Terry Pratchett spins another magical tale from the Diskworld, featuring the highly reformed conman Moist Von Lipwig, lashings of Lord Vetinari and the usual list of wastrels, liars and love interests, the latter in the form of a golem and the lovely Miss Dearheart, she of the never-extinguished cigarette. The theme of the book is a bank system which runs on belief and confidence, without which it will fail...does this sound somewhat topical? Terry Pratchett drives the narrative along with plenty comedy and action, and a huge accolade must go to Stephen Briggs. This man must have been born in Ankh Morpork, he sounds so comfortable with the place. His range of voices never fails to match the characters and he draws the scenes in the listener's mind in satisfying detail. In Moist, Terry Pratchett has created a wonderfully reluctant hero whose greatest asset is a huge barrowload of people skills; at times, he almost matches Vetinari, but of course, that is always an unwise thing to attempt. No reservations about this book; put on the headphones and wander the streets of Ankh Morpork and beyond. It is a beguiling journey.
"Brilliant Pratchett as ever"
I really enjoyed this book, Terry Pratchett is so clever with his sideways glance at real life - writing his parallel tale in another world. Brilliant
"Another Pratchett Classic"
Brilliant bit of story telling another fantastic book from Pratchett love all his work
Nothing to add except listen to going postal first ...........
"Pratchett Continues To Produce Enjoyable Stories"
Terry Pratchett continues to produce beautiful stories allowing one to escape into the Discworld for hours at a time. With superb narration by Stephen Briggs (and others) these books are a fantastic way to escape the nowadays mostly frustrating world we live in providing an insight into another world where anything is almost possible one way or another. All sorts of things can happen and generally do on a daily basis making the Discworld a magical place to visit with interesting resolves to fairly common problems. I'm always looking forward to the next Discworld book.
"Discworld! : )"
Another great story of the discworld. I've read them all, and am working through the audio books during long journeys. Love Pratchett's work and after the older Tony Robinson ones this is my favourite narrator.
The Guards stories and these newer Lipwig ones are my preference and this is a great one. Would recommend the story to those new to or totally familiar with the Discworld
"Terry Pratchett magic"
If you love Terry Pratchett and the disc world then you will definitely love this audible book. Catch up with some of your favourite disc world characters including the Golden suited postmaster general. This book is jam packed with great wit and a brilliant story. I loved the comical links to the modern day banking system. If you enjoyed Going Postal then this is definitely the Terry Pratchett book for you.
"It's Jolly good..."
Stephen Briggs really brings to life the characters, and I can now hear Lord Vetinari's voice as never before
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