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Interesting Times: Discworld #17 | [Terry Pratchett]

Interesting Times: Discworld #17

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Publisher's Summary

Interesting Times, the seventeenth novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, finds the planet's oldest empire in the midst of bitter turmoil after the publication of the revolutionary treatise What I Did on My Holidays. Workers, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes, are joining forces against old warlords, spreading violence throughout Discworld's ancient cities. All that stands in the way of total destruction are 3 decidedly non-heroic creatures: Rincewind, the world's dumbest wizard; Cohen the Barbarian, who stands 5 feet tall in his surgical sandals; and a very special butterfly.

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(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1994; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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    David 10-03-03
    David 10-03-03
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    "Great reading of a Pratchett classic!"

    "Interesting Times" is one of my favourite Pratchett books, and Nigel Planer does his usual terrific job converting it to audio. The story pokes fun at all things Oriental (or Auriental in the story -- where the gold comes from, you see), or more to the point, it makes fun of Western cliches about the Orient. The scene where Cohen and his horde of elderly barbarians take on the ninjas is perhaps one of the funniest things I've ever read/heard. "That was impressive," says one barbarian, "the way that lad jumped backwards across the room like that." "You shouldn't ought to have stuck your sword out in his way like that, though," another chimes in. "He's learned a valuable lesson!"

    Any Pratchett fan will love this book.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen LondonUnited Kingdom 11-14-06
    Stephen LondonUnited Kingdom 11-14-06 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    A typically good Discworld book - perhaps slightly more ragged than usual, but full of biting satire and wonderful characters - including the welcome return of some much loved characters from the earlier books.

    In particular, an excellent and exciting final act.

    As usual, Nigel Planer does an unparalled job of narration, with multiple voices and accents. I can honestly say he is the best narrator of any Audio Book I've ever heard - if only they were all as good as him!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Alexandra 06-08-14
    Alexandra 06-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Always happy to relisten to this one"

    To me, Interesting Times is when the Rincewind series starts to get good. Colour of Magic is meh, The Light Fantastic is enjoyable but could be better, Sourcery is a downer, and Eric is colorful, but a little too old-school Pratchett (note Hell's existence has been ignored in every subsequent Discworld novel). Interesting Times is the first Rincewind novel set in the "modern" Discworld, and maintains the light, humorous atmosphere throughout. Lord Hong is an unforgettable villain, Ghengis Cohen a treat to cheer for, and the Silver Horde a non-stop source of amusement. The visit to the ninja's gym is one of my favorite scenes in the series. Highly recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David North Canton, OH, United States 11-16-11
    David North Canton, OH, United States 11-16-11
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    "good story; bad recording"

    The sound quality is atrocious. There are sections of the story that sound like they were recorded in an echo chamber.

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    C. Alexander 12-12-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Hillarious"

    Excellent Narraration!

    This is an absolutely laugh-out-loud hillarious book. If you don't find the comedy in this book, then your sense of humor is broken!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scottiiee665 Melbourne, FL, United States 05-29-12
    Scottiiee665 Melbourne, FL, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Best Barbarian Ever !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Interesting Times to be better than the print version?

    Cohen the Barbarian Kicks Conan in the loin cloth !

    Best Barbarian Ever !


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    Perry Gilroy, CA, United States 06-21-06
    Perry Gilroy, CA, United States 06-21-06 Member Since 2011
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    "More Excellent Social Insight"

    Pratchett once again cuts to the heart of the matter and delivers an excellent social commentary on the issues of integrating a growing city and the role of the press in a free society. The fact that it's as funny as hell is pure cream.

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    Edmund waukegan, IL, USA 08-25-04
    Edmund waukegan, IL, USA 08-25-04
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    "Not his best, but that is still better then most"

    Pratchett looked to be running out steam here. It is one of the last of the Rincewind novels, but still a good read.

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    "The only bad thing is that it wasn't longer"

    I got this as a way to pass the time on the train and it's now probably my favorite of all the Discworld books. Sir Terry was on point with everything from the comedy to character development.

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    "Just a minor flaw"

    Like all discworld novels I've completed so far, this was excellent, however the reverb effect they used for parentheticals in this version made them hard to understand while driving.

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