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

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    Any additional comments?

    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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    Tishat 03-23-13
    Tishat 03-23-13
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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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    Brooke 09-25-12
    Brooke 09-25-12

    Avid reader. Baker. Musician. Did I say avid reader?

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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 2012

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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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    Lisa Corona Del Mar, CA, United States 09-11-12
    Lisa Corona Del Mar, CA, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Gold! Golems! Economic Theory! Oh my!"

    After his overwhelming success at the Post Office, Moist von Lipwig is now encouraged (forced) by the Patrician into taking on the Royal Bank - well, he has to since he inherited the major shareholder and Chairman (Mr. Fusspot, a small dog). He (Moist) is also made the master of the mint by the Patrician. This is a fun look at the nature of money, the gold standard, paper money, economies and what money really represents in an economy. Plus there are more golems, another crazy family and an Igor. This book would probably stand on its own but I'd suggest you read Going Postal first as this is a tight continuation of the storylines started there and you'll get more of the jokes.

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    sam paley McLean, VA United States 07-11-12
    sam paley McLean, VA United States 07-11-12

    When god made me he broke the mold out of frustration. That is what i believe if i believed in god that is. but i em a kind and interesting person who has a lot of interests. some cool some not so cool but i do not care because i live my life the way i wont to I follow my own path. i em an artist and love what i do. i watch way to much TV but i must emit it is in my genetics. both my father and grandfather watched way to much TV. ; )

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    Would you listen to Making Money: Discworld #31 again? Why?

    yes. this is one of my favorite of the discworld books


    What other book might you compare Making Money: Discworld #31 to and why?

    going postal, first book in this group


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    Ann Branford, CT, United States 03-13-12
    Ann Branford, CT, United States 03-13-12
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    "Moist Rides Again!"

    Stephen Briggs' brings his panolpy of voices to another wacky Terry Pratchett story. The first Moist von Lipwig (Going Postal) was so unexpected that remeeting him reduces the edge-of-your-seat uncertainty of what he was going to do next and the plot doesn't hang together as well -- but this story is still a terrific listen for any long drive.

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    Richard Castro Valley, CA, USA 10-09-09
    Richard Castro Valley, CA, USA 10-09-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Not as good as Going Postal"

    This definitely was not as clever and entertaining as Going Postal (my first Discworld). However, I'm rolling the dice on Unseen Academicals to see if Terry brings the magic back.

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    PhoenixFiresky Nebraska 03-16-09
    PhoenixFiresky Nebraska 03-16-09 Listener Since 2006

    "Being normal isn't necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage." - Practical Magic

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    This is a good story, backed up by a good reader. I liked it better than Going Postal (the first Moist book), even though the reader and several characters are the same. I felt that the reader did better with the voices and characterization this time around. Mind you, it's not being read the way I, myself, read it. I love to read out loud, and often my own interpretation/voices get in the way of simply enjoying what I'm hearing - but in spite of that forgivable flaw it's definitely well worth a listen. Or six.

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    Marty greenville, CA, USA 06-02-08
    Marty greenville, CA, USA 06-02-08
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    This book was hard to listen too. Too jumbled. The story was hard to follow. The first book, "going postal" was great.

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