How can Pratchett, after 28 previous Discworld novels, craft a story so good that I sometimes find myself listening to the words, and forgetting to listen to the story? His abilities with the English language and satire are so rare as to be once-in-a-century events.
I've never encountered Terry Pratchett's work before, though folks have been raving about him for years. I found Stephen Brigg's amazing ability to capture each character's voice with precision and flair made the listening a pleasure.
I'd highly recommend both the book and this audio version.
Terry Pratchett has done it again! This is one of his very best. I would recommend this as highly as Guards! Guards! (currently unavailable on audible.com). I hope Audible and ISIS can resolve their differences soon and restore all of Terry's novels.
This is the fifth discworld book I've listened to, and, so far, this is the best. They've all been extremely clever and humorous, but Going Postal is the first that made me laugh out loud constantly.
Highly recommended for anyone familiar with discworld, but I wouldn't start my journey through Pratchett's alternative universe here. Also, Going Postal is the perfect book to come after Monstrous Regiment.
This audiobook is a great rendition of Terry Pratchett's work. As to the story itself, it is one of those you will keep on listening to for years to come....
Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.
I found this book very hard to read/listen to. I can't even imagine reading the other 28 books in this series in order to get to this one. To me it was like Monte Python on steroids, but not as funny. It just isn't my kind of humor. Sorry. I am sure many people think it is hysterical and have read the whole series, but I'm not just one of them. I did finish it, continuing to hope there would be some redeeming value, but none ever showed up.
With that said, I thought Stephen Briggs was an above average narrator. I wish he would do something other than this series. I would love to hear him read something else.