And then you've got to deal with all these assassins, sphinxes, huge wooden horses, mad high priests, philosophers, sacred crocodiles, gods, marching mummies, jobbing pyramid builders and Hat, the Vulture-Headed God of Unexpected Guests.
And all you really wanted was the chance to do something for young people and the inner cities.
©1989 Terry Pratchett and Lynn Pratchett; (P)1997 ISIS Publishing Ltd.
"There's no end to the wacky wonders...No fantasy is as consistently, inventively mad...wild and wonderful." (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)
A delightful listen. Nigel Planer puts it in the upper 90 with his reading of Pyramids. I will never look at camels, pyramids, or Egyptian history with a straight face again. Great quotes. Thought provoking observation seasoned with humor. My only reservation comes from what felt like a bit of a slow start and wish for a tad more story related to the Assassins Guild. Perhaps it is not quite fair to rate this after just finishing Wyrd Sisters. Regardless, I will read/listen again for sure.
Absolutely. The narration is stellar. Nigel Planer certainly has a way of delivering Pratchett's clever prose in a way that brings the story to life. I cannot recommend it enough.
I would say that many of the Discworld books, this one included, remind me of a more humorous Neil Gaiman story such as Anansi Boys or American Gods - references to mythology and cultural heritages are more thinly veiled but painted in a comical way.
Yes. Planer has narrated almost all of Pratchett's Discworld series and this one is just as excellent as all the rest.
I definitely laughed quite a few times out loud in my car.
All of the disk world stories are fun. I liked the additional insight into the assasin's guild. I would love to have a list of all the character's names in the disk world... I think this had a little bit better love story then most... Not that that is critical to the story,but it adds additional depth. As i am writing this review, I can' remember a lot of the details of the story,but I remember liking it... That may give you some insight into what kind of story this is. Fun interesting fluff.
Not my favorite Pratchett but who cares any time I listen or read his work I not only smile but think.
Simply brilliant. The jokes, puns, word play, and intelligent idea skirmishes were so fast and furious I could barely keep up. I loved it. I think it's one of the best. I really loved the camels and the names they have by custom. Hilarious. Forget the arguing about whether it's four stars or five, or if the fabulous irony is post modern, sit back and have fun listening.
I am a cheerful person. I am plagued by nightmares, so I don't want to read books about scary and violent plots. I like wholesome books.
The whole book is broken in parts called "books" Book 1 didn't catch my interest in the least. Book 2 I really enjoyed Book 3 is just like book 1 zzzzzz. I stopped listening yuck!
absolutely!! I love "Dodger" "Going Postal" and many others
I don't think he did
Book 2 was engaging
We are all a bite odd and enjoy this type of humor
Hard to say
I love books but HATE to read so Nigel Planner lets me experience the entire book.
It is your daddy's old kingdom.
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