I haven't read a lot of Terry Pratchett - yet. . . I had read (the old fashioned way) Monstrous Regiment and Going Postal, and this was the first audio book I ever bought. It was great! The story is funny and well plotted, the characters are great, and Stephen Briggs, the narrator, is utterly perfect for all the roles involved. I was wowed, both by the book and the narration. Well worth it and highly recommended to anyone who likes Terry Pratchett - as well as anyone who likes a well read book!
The author and reader have both done another excellent job. Can a leopard change its shorts? I don't think it needs to! Thank you for the perfect book.
Very much up to the high standards of tongue in cheek storytelling I've come to expect from Terry Pratchett. The further adventures of Moist von Lipwig are as convoluted and twisty as the motives of any Ankh-Morporkian you may meet on the street.
My only complaint about the content was the strange music that would appear at irregular intervals interrupting the story - I can only guess that it's what marked the transitions between cds.
Making Money is one of the better Diskworld books, and that is saying something. Its a rare paragraph that doesn't contain at least one sentence that I would consider the wittiest thing I had said all day.
'Moist von Lipwig' is probably my favorite diskworld character and I am incredibly happy that there is another of his books out. As mentioned earlier, this book is not as good as `going postal` but it is still 9 steps up from the 'Tiffany Aching' books (which we still buy no matter how boring they are because they are still terry pratchett books, and hence the worst of them is great!
The author's writing style is entertaining. The novel is essentially a discussion of economics topics in the format of a fantasy book that is humorous at times. The narration is excellent and perfectly suited to the work.
A core economic idea of the book is that the value of gold is imaginary. I like this idea because it is true. The value of gold is imaginary and therefore I don't know why humans like to cause environmental destruction to dig it up.
Other ideas went beyond this and I don't know if the author brought these up to be humorous or if he really thinks these things. For example: 100% of rich families got their money by stealing it, if one person does hard work then other people become unemployed, and it is evil for banks to pay interest on deposits and charge interest on loans.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
Making money is far to similar to going postal.
It is as though Terry was rushed to meet the needs of an audience and forgot that he is an innovator rather than a follower. At least he is following an innovator (himself)
This book got so many glowing reviews, plus I am such a huge Terry Prachett fan, that I decided to break my life-long policy against sequels. Big mistake. This book is lame, distinctly contrived and can't even hold my attention on the basement treadmill. Shame on Mr. Prachett for apparently selling out to his agent or publicist or whoever feeds his ego these days.