But it says on the building 'Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Glo m Of Ni t'...Inspiring words (admittedly, some of the bronze letters have been stolen), and for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight. And if the bold and impossible are what's called for, he'll do it; to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and deliver that invaluable commodity that everyone requires: hope.
©2004 Terry Pratchett; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Thanks to the timely subject matter and Pratchett's effervescent wit, this 29th Discworld novel may capture more of the American audience he deserves." (Publishers Weekly)
"Instead of revisiting old characters, Pratchett again takes on the task of further rounding out his already beautifully imagined Discworld, doing it with his usual blending of good laughs and unexpected depths." (Booklist)
This was fun;Pratchett takes on the post office. The protagonist (Moist) is a professional con man who is hanged for his crimes - or the crimes of his alias - but the Patrician arranges for him to not die (a talented hangman). As his punishment, he is on parole as the new Post Master General, charged with reviving the Post Office of Ank Morpork. Mix in a few golems, pin collectors, the idea of stamps as money and an evil business consortium who are running the Clacks (long-distance semiphore signalling) and you have another good yarn from Pratchett.
This is a great book, but you really have to be familiar with the Discworld series to appreciate it. I don't know why the most recent books are not identified as part of the Discworld series, since picking one up randomly and trying to read it would be a maddening experience.
"Karin", who gave this book one star, most likely did not read the previous 28 books before trying this one, thus the very negative review. It's a real shame, since this is a great story, once you know what to expect from it.
This DiscWorld book does not belong to any particular story line, and can be enjoyed as a standalone novel even by people new to the DiscWorld. For series fans, the book is a treat, and the reading is very well-done (he gets just the right spin on Vetinari). This is Terry Pratchett and his satirical wit at his best!
The narrator is the best. I was laughing from the begining of the story. The way it was read was straight away the best ever. He is a talanted narrator. Keeping track of so many differrent character voices. Love the humor in this book. Great listen.
Very good listening and very amusing. Listeners will immediately recognize the postal system we all know and love--and have such fun poking fun at.
If it weren't for Audible I'd never get any reading done.
This is a fun read. The British narrator does a number of funny voices to help the story along, but he leans a little too much on a Scottish accent--about 6 key characters have such an accent.
It does not get any better then this. Terry has got it right! I was looking for a writer that had the same style as Douglas Adams and Terry has far exceeded my expectations! Going postal is a very funny book. Very easy and enjoyable listen. If I had to pick one thing bad about the book it would be that is was over to soon.
I have also just listened to another book by Terry Pratchett and I am now a true fan and will be buying more by this author.
The Narrator Stephen Briggs also does an outstanding job.
I highly recommend this book.
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