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Going Postal: Discworld #29 Audiobook

Going Postal: Discworld #29

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Publisher's Summary

Arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig never believed his crimes were hanging offenses, until he found himself with a noose around his neck, dropping through a trap door, and falling into...a government job? Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be an impossible task. Worse, the new Postmaster could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, money-hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head, Mr. Reacher Gilt.

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.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Fiction (unabridged), 2005

"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)

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    Smilemama13 10-09-15
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    "Very interesting and insightful book."

    If you want people to review the books, why do you force limitations on them.

    I recommend the book, especially to my fellow Postal Service employees. Teeheehee

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    J. Fullmer Sun Prairie, WI 09-30-15
    J. Fullmer Sun Prairie, WI 09-30-15 Member Since 2013

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    "As good as everyone says"

    I've had yet to find a Terry Pratchett book that I like better than "Monstrous Regiment." But this one comes the closest. A wonderful story of a conman who finds purpose. Thoroughly enjoyed all characters. And a top notch voice artist who brings it all to life.

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    "Excellent"

    Stephen Briggs is the perfect choice to read Terry Pratchett's beloved books. I've listened twice already and will continue to listen many more times!

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    "One of the BEST Books ever!"

    TP's brilliantly funny and character rich story is brought to life by the talented Stephen Briggs!
    Great read!

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    Murray Inman Phoenix, AZ United States 06-29-15
    Murray Inman Phoenix, AZ United States 06-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Good place to start"

    This was my first time with Terry Pratchett. When he passed away, Brandon Sanderson wrote a blog entry about him and recommended a few books for getting hooked.

    I was amazed at the incredible characters that lived in this story. The humor is very clever. I humbly submit my application to be a Terry Pratchett fan.

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    Jim C 05-12-15

    I'm an older, experienced listener. Audiobooks are an important part of my life...

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    "A flawless delight, even at second listening."

    something to smile about every couple of minutes, with wryly accurate observations about everything imaginable.

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    Pratchett brings his best to the story, the performance delivers as expected. A must listen! You'll be able to enjoy without reading other Discworld novels, though having read them will make this even funnier.

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    "Simply not a fan of this narrator"

    However I love these books. I wish that Briggs would put more effort into his pacing as well as the voices. He reads everything so quickly it feels like he's just rushing through the story to get to dialogue. Then he rushes through that as well. I liked Nigel Planer as the narrator.

    That being said this is a great read. I highly recommend it for the content.

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    "Unmatched wit and a timely story for any age."

    A friend recommended these books to me and suggested this particular book as the first. I loved the book and, for the first time ever, frequently thought About slowing down my playback because I found the humor and exceedingly well-crafted words flying by too fast for me to propery savor them. I settled for listening and stopping to write down my favorite lines.
    Example: "The people who guard the rainbow don't like those who get in the way of the sun."

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    Margaret Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States 03-19-15
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    "My first and maybe favorite Pratchett novel! "

    In honor of Sir Terry's transition I read again and of course saw more than last time!

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