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  • Pyramids: Discworld #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (476)
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    It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.

    Pam says: "Almost perfect"
    "Pratchett is always a treat"
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    Where does Pyramids rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Not my favorite Pratchett but who cares any time I listen or read his work I not only smile but think.


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  • Death of a Scriptwriter: Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    With the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe away in London, Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth pines for company during the long Scottish winter. He gets his wish - and more - when a troupe of flashy, urbane film makers clambers into the nearby town of Drim. Before long bedlam erupts around their make-believe mystery…and culminates in the sudden appearance of one very real corpse. The initial suspect in the killing is one Patricia Martyn-Broyd, the aging mystery writer furious that her musty old cozies a regetting a risqué face-lift for their television reincarnation.

    K. Hable says: "Narrator put me to sleep"
    "Makes you think twice about village life"
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    I like the Hamish character but the author is very consistent in her portrayal of petty jealousies and hateful snobbery of Scottish village life. Wonder she hasn't been sued by the tourist board.

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  • Reaper Man: Discworld #11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
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    Edmund says: "The most moving of the series"
    "Death gets fired"
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    Death is fired by machinations of the Auditors. The consequences are immediately apparent. The Wizards, the dreaded Mrs. Cake, and others have to figure out what is happening while Death becomes mortal & takes a job.

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  • Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.

    Joe says: "#1 out of 15"
    "The Auditors Try Again"
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    A satisfying ramble. Death and his granddaughter once again face down the schemes of the dreaded Auditors with help from Time.

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  • Soul Music: Discworld #16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
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    Silas Marrs says: "Low sound quality"
    "It is not the destination but the ride"
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    Death is having a personal crisis, and music with rocks is causing a riot. It all settles out in the end and an enjoyable listen. The performance is excellent.

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  • The Screwtape Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Joss Ackland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (574)
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    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

    James says: "This is the Best Audio Screwtape, a Masterpiece"
    "Humorous but so thoughtful"
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    A thought provoking book with excellent narration. I first read it 40+ years ago--I've aged, the book has not.

    You don't want to rush through this book, take your time and reflect on how it might apply in some way to your own walk.

    C.S.Lewis is a literary, spiritual treasure.

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  • The Last Continent: Discworld #22

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    It's hot. It's dry...very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, alright?

    Douglas says: "No worries, mate"
    "The Story Just Rolls Along"
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    Rincewind and the Wizards of Unseen University have a big adventure. The story moves along from one thing to the next quite fun the whole thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jingo: Discworld #21

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
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    As two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called "war." Browse more novels of Discworld.

    Abigail says: "One of the Best"
    "It pays to know where the chicken is"
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    The Patrician & City Watch are tied up in local and international politics. The city goes to war! A great Terry Pratchett satirical diversion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hogfather: Discworld #20

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
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    "Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz," says Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. "Truly original. Pratchett creates a brilliant excess of delectable detail!" Hogfather is a Discworld Christmas tale - not to be missed! Browse more novels of Discworld.

    W. S. says: "Sure cure for December blues"
    "Delightfully Weird"
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    DEATH and his granddaughter save Hogswatch on the Disc World. Wizards & Foul 'ole Ron are also there. Lots of fun with a few bits of philosophy worth thinking about. Terry Pratchett always delivers a literate and entertaining diversion.

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  • Feet of Clay: Discworld #19

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch has to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Browse more novels of Discworld.

    Brooke P. Anderson says: "One of the best of the best"
    "All my favorite characters"
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    A good fun mystery with the Patrician, the City Watch & golums. Terry Pratchett is delightfully literate and satirical without being mean-spirited.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Making Money: Discworld #36

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations - including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"

    Jason says: "Another gem."
    "A good Terry Pratchett story"
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    More adventures of Moist the postmaster and his "benefactor" the Patrician. A golum or two show up as well along a wee doggie. Fun & mystery will Moist be able to pull the caper or lose his head?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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