This is the best audio book ever. I listen to this at least once a year. Briggs's reading is spectacular. His pacing, intonation, and his creative and singular voices make this magical. Pratchett, who is certainly the thinking person's fantasy author, gives us what I consider to be his magnum opus with Moist von Lipvig's rehabilitation to law abiding Ankh-Morporkean citizen. This is what audio books should be: great writing coupled with great reading.
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.
This is my first Pratchett book and I have to disagree with some other reviewers. I have never read any of the Discworld books, but did not have any trouble following this book. I loved the dry humor, the sarcastic placement of characters, and the overall wit. I think I'll have to read some of those Discworld books now.
This book went by way too fast. During the scene where Moist von Lipwig rides out of town on the huge black stallion, I thought I would never stop laughing. The book is worth it just for that scene alone, but there are plenty more nearly as good. If you love subtle British wit and the more than occasional pun, you will love this.
I haven't laughed so much in ages! I couldn't stop reading This book! I paused it long enough to buy copies for three friends, to hush them so I could finish reading it. I MUST read the next one, then I'm going to read everything else by this guy. I recommended it to the postman, too, and he's a stranger to me! READ THIS BOOK!!!
I love Pratchets books anyway, and Going Postal is a wonderful story! Follow a very GOOD con man who is forcefully reformed and pushed into reviving a failed postal service by Lord Vetinari! (the Tyrant!) Steven Briggs is a wonderful storyteller and does a lot of amazingly different voices. I enjoyed every minute of the book!
Fun, Funny, Charming. It may be the timing, but this was the book I needed to make a trip I didn't want to take become a pure delight. Don't miss it!
A well written book is a gem.
If you like your humor whimsical you'll enjoy this book. But you'd better be ready for some really, really whimsical stuff. I mean so whimsical that if your plimbfidget falls off the armador case evertime someone cracks a whosgroggin then you'll love this book. Not my cup of tea. I tried to stay with it but only got half way.
Pratchett is excellent fun. If you like Pratchett, then "Going Postal" is above average. If you don't know Pratchett, then find his best (not this one) and listen/read. I've listened to a few Pratchett audibles and love the narration. This one is no exception.