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Making Money: Discworld #36 | [Terry Pratchett]

Making Money: Discworld #36

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?"
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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; meetings start and end on time; five out of six letters relegated to the Blind Letter Office ultimately wend their way to the correct addresses. 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?"

Vetinari isn't talking about wages, of course. He's referring, rather, to the Royal Mint of Ankh-Morpork, a venerable institution that has run for centuries on the hereditary employment of the Men of the Sheds and their loyal outworkers, who do make money in their spare time. Unfortunately, it costs more than a penny to make a penny, so the whole process seems somewhat counterintuitive.

Next door, at the Royal Bank, the Glooper, an "analogy machine", has scientifically established that one never has quite as much money at the end of the week as one thinks one should, and the bank's chairman, one elderly Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish, keeps two loaded crossbows at her desk. Oh, and the chief clerk is probably a vampire.

But before Moist has time to fully consider Vetinari's question, fate answers it for him. Now he's not only making money, but enemies too; he's got to spring a prisoner from jail, break into his own bank vault, stop the new manager from licking his face, and, above all, find out where all the gold has gone: otherwise, his life in banking, while very exciting, is going to be really, really short.

©2007 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, Best Fantasy Novel, 2008

"An educational and entertaining mirror of human squabbles and flaws." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Holly C. Salley Arkansas 04-18-08
    Holly C. Salley Arkansas 04-18-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Wonderful!"

    Terry Pratchett's dynamic Moist Von Lipwig is back and still fabulous. Briggs is dead on accurate. He is such a good narrator I have all the books he reads.

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    10-31-07
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    "Better and Better"

    Each of TP's books is more complex and rich than the one before it, with the familiar characters, elaborately developed in previous stories, coming on to the stage exactly where they are needed, to do their sctick in such away as to move the current tale exactly where it needs to go.

    Man, if I could write like this I would't be sitting here.

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    Kenenth D. Rupkalvis San Antonio, TX 10-24-07
    Kenenth D. Rupkalvis San Antonio, TX 10-24-07 Member Since 2001

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    "Amazing, yet again"

    The fertile imagination of Terry Pratchett brought another side splitting story. The humor is fast paced and its worth a second listen to catch the one liners that you miss the first time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ethan M. Cambridge, MA 10-13-07
    Ethan M. Cambridge, MA 10-13-07 Member Since 2000

    On Audible since the late 1990s, mostly science fiction, fantasy, history & science. I rarely review 1-2 star books that I can't get through

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    "Disappointing, but still Pratchett"

    As a listener to most of Pratchett's novels on Audible, this is a bit of a disappointment, especially to someone who loved Going Postal. Don't get me wrong, if you are a fan of his work, you will find a lot to like, but it is missing many of the elements found in his recent, more satisfying works.

    His recent novels have involved either finely tuned satire of the modern world (like Going Postal) or amusing but poignant character studies (Thud and Nightwatch). This novel fails to do either particularly well - the satire is a bit flat (Terry doesn't seem to have that much interesting to say about the economy) and Moist falls a bit flat here as a character, in many ways repeating exactly the same sequence of events as in the previous novel. There are some good jokes, but many feel a bit forced (a running joke about garlic and a chef, for example) and it ultimately is less memorable than most of his works. Still better than a lot of other work on Audible, but, if you haven't listened to them all, try some of the others first.

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    Terry A. Austin Temple, TX United States 10-05-07
    Terry A. Austin Temple, TX United States 10-05-07 Member Since 2000
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    "Could be better, but it's still Terry"

    There is not a single Terry Pratchett novel on Audible that I have not purchased. There are darned few that have not made very high marks in my opinion. THIS one however feels like he simply had a contract obligation to meet and 'hammered one out'.

    Don't get me wrong, there are bright moments that sing out "Terry's still got it!". However, this is far from his best.

    A book by Terry though, remains a book by Terry and as such is still, far and away my favorite book of the past few months. It did NOT however meet the expectations that I had when I first saw a new Pratchett on the shelf.

    So be it... listen if you are a fan, you know you'll be sorry if you don't - just don't expect this to be as good as some others.

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    Emmagemma Connecticut 10-02-07
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    "Funny story about money"

    Another fabulous Discworld novel, In this tale, Mr. Prachett investigaes our banking systems and the people there-in. True to a discworld novel, the characters are enjoyable, the story fun and enjoyable. A chuckle every page! Great job. I can't wait for the next Discworld novel!

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    Elizabeth J. Rife OH, USA 07-25-13
    Elizabeth J. Rife OH, USA 07-25-13 Member Since 2012

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    What the heck was up with that weird music that randomly played during the book?! It was dreadfully out of date, reminding me of my super Nintendo games from way back when. It was also very annoying. I hate when they play music in the books, it cheapens the experience in my opinion.

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    This was a great story. It is technically a sequel of Going Postal. I haven't read (or listened) to it but I have seen the made for TV version which was good. It helps to know what happened in the past novel, but I imagine you could jump right in if you wanted to. It always amazes me how Terry Pratchett takes a fairly boring topic (moving to paper currency) and makes an interesting story out of it. However, the stand out thing for me was the great narration. Stephen Briggs managed to really personalize all of his characters. It was always really easy to tell who was talking. He even did a good job with the female voices...they weren't pretty but they were noticeably women.

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    If you could sum up Making Money: Discworld #31 in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliantly, wickedly funny


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    oh yes


    Any additional comments?

    Stephen Briggs is an absolutely fabulous reader, and perfect for the Terry Pratchett books

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    Tina J. Gray-siebers MN 09-17-12 Member Since 2011

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    If you could sum up Making Money: Discworld #31 in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, imagnative, creative


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Making Money: Discworld #31?

    Oh when all the plot lines come together.


    What does Stephen Briggs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Stephen Briggs has built a community of characters that I instantly recognized and enjoy amoung the many Diskworld volumes. He brings the series to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I had to many chuckles to hone in on any single one.


    Any additional comments?

    I just love these books they speed on by and make my long drives often not long enough! The talent of both writer and reader are at the top of my list.

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