Retired librarian, author, and dreamer.
Perhaps because camels have the most brilliant mathematical minds ever incarnate in living flesh? Well, you need Pratchett's explanation for this, but believe me, it's plausibly funny. Just in case you wonder what REALLY happened to the ancient Egyptian civilization with all its priests, slaves, and demigod-like rulers, this book provides an answer. An answer that will have you chuckling if not laughing out loud.
Stands well on its own, even if you haven't already read others of Pratchett's prolific Discworld series.
Absolutely. The narration is stellar. Nigel Planer certainly has a way of delivering Pratchett's clever prose in a way that brings the story to life. I cannot recommend it enough.
I would say that many of the Discworld books, this one included, remind me of a more humorous Neil Gaiman story such as Anansi Boys or American Gods - references to mythology and cultural heritages are more thinly veiled but painted in a comical way.
Yes. Planer has narrated almost all of Pratchett's Discworld series and this one is just as excellent as all the rest.
I definitely laughed quite a few times out loud in my car.
All of the disk world stories are fun. I liked the additional insight into the assasin's guild. I would love to have a list of all the character's names in the disk world... I think this had a little bit better love story then most... Not that that is critical to the story,but it adds additional depth. As i am writing this review, I can' remember a lot of the details of the story,but I remember liking it... That may give you some insight into what kind of story this is. Fun interesting fluff.
Not my favorite Pratchett but who cares any time I listen or read his work I not only smile but think.
Simply brilliant. The jokes, puns, word play, and intelligent idea skirmishes were so fast and furious I could barely keep up. I loved it. I think it's one of the best. I really loved the camels and the names they have by custom. Hilarious. Forget the arguing about whether it's four stars or five, or if the fabulous irony is post modern, sit back and have fun listening.
We are all a bite odd and enjoy this type of humor
Hard to say
I love books but HATE to read so Nigel Planner lets me experience the entire book.
It is your daddy's old kingdom.
Of course, that's an easy review to write. Pratchett takes all of human history and mushes it together in this crazy place called imagination. Sit back and enjoy the ride.