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Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26 | [Terry Pratchett]

Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.
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Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.

But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice, Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone's problems.

©1998 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2001 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 02-01-10
    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 02-01-10 Member Since 2002

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    "A welcome re-recording."

    The original recording of this story used an ensemble cast that had as much feel for the material as a centipede does for a bicycle. I'm annoyed that I had to purchase this audiobook twice, but I'm glad that I finally got a good reading of an excellent story. If, like me, you purchased the original recording, buy this. You'll be glad you did.

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    Michelle Goleta, CA, USA 07-18-10
    Michelle Goleta, CA, USA 07-18-10
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    "Great version of Pratchett's hilarious book!"

    First off, I should admit that I've read Thief of Time before which is what prompted me to buy the audiobook so I could listen to it on drives. As such I have no problem following the plot but it can be a little complicated for people who don't have previous experience with Pratchett's work, I tried to get a friend to listen and he couldn't really follow the story. Since I've read if before I thought it was great, the narrator has the perfect voice (British obviously) for the work and has a good since of comedic timing. Loved it!

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    Joe MARYVILLE, TN, USA 05-29-10
    Joe MARYVILLE, TN, USA 05-29-10 Member Since 2007
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    "#1 out of 15"

    I have heard Stephen Briggs read 14 of Pratchett's books and I liked Thief of Time best. His talent for humor is on full display as he portrays the abbot of a monastery who is a 900 year old monk in a less than 2 year old infant's body. Both ages alternately are heard from the infant with memorable results.
    The monks seem to be created from David Caradine's old Kung Fu TV series and all his Egors seem to be a recreation of Marty Feldman's role in Young Frankenstein. Highly recommended for fans of Pratchett and Briggs.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    pashopper 12-10-09
    pashopper 12-10-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Good background material"

    This comes right before the incredible and brilliant Night Watch - and it makes an interesting background history for that.
    Susan, granddaughter of Death, has a big role in this story and is lots of fun for fans of her character - though the monks of time actually play the largest part.
    The plots bears well under a second reading, in fact, it actually improves with it-

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    Ladybug Nampa, Idaho 12-21-12
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    "refreshing satire"

    I was constantly laughing. He skewers everything with comedic honesty. I much prefer to hear his books read out loud.

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    Mark MISSOURI CITY, TX, United States 09-25-12
    Mark MISSOURI CITY, TX, United States 09-25-12

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    "A Fun Time About Time"
    Where does Thief of Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top listening experiences I've enjoyed


    What other book might you compare Thief of Time to and why?

    Almost any other book in the Discworld series although this does some great character expanding with top-notch humor


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

    The auditors - all of them


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It is written that there is no time to see Thief of Time like the present.


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    Valerie clearfield, UT, United States 06-29-12
    Valerie clearfield, UT, United States 06-29-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Crazy, FUNNY!"
    What made the experience of listening to Thief of Time the most enjoyable?

    The Timing and nuanced reading by the narrator brings this book to life. Terry Pratchett is the king of clever, witty, and realistic in a very unrealistic setting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the fast pace and the interwoven story lines (and the funny interplay between the characters)


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

    Lutz-say (the sweeper) think- little bald Buddha with an attitude


    Any additional comments?

    Great story. I felt like I was in the worlds most entertaining temporal mechanics class (with out the headache of trying to pretend that I knew what the bleep anyone was talking about!) I would recommend this book to anyone!!! (whether you've read a discworld book or not)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert San Mateo, CA, USA 03-24-10
    Robert San Mateo, CA, USA 03-24-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Thief of Time:Discworld, Book 26"

    This was an entertaining book that was well read by the speaker. He has a wide range of accents, making is easy to keep track of characters.

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    John Superior, WI, United States 10-02-13
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    "Brilliant!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love Terry Pratchett's Disc World series and I also love listening to Stephen Briggs' take on the characters. In this case I also own a copy of the earlier, Fantastic Audio, version of "Thief of Time," with an ensemble cast, which I also enjoyed. I've read this book half a dozen times and listened to both audio versions several times as well and I love them all. Each has something to recommend it.

    I highly recommend this as a great listen for any Pratchett fan or for anyone who enjoys listening to the work of Stephen Briggs.

    As another reviewer pointed out, however, it would be easy to get lost in the plot if you have no familiarity at all with the Disc World series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Pratchett's take on humanity is spot on and his sense of irony is sharp.


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

    Briggs brings Pratchett's characters alive and makes them memorable.


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

    If you have a long car ride planned this would be a good one to have along.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chava Amyakar Seattle, WA 09-20-13
    Chava Amyakar Seattle, WA 09-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful!!!"
    Where does Thief of Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite stories and hearing it only brought home how much I love it and why.


    What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

    Stephen Brigg's expression and slight voice changes for each of the characters help breathe life and personality into them. Excellent Job!!


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

    It was so hard to put the headphones down. I have a really long commute and will be listening to it again.


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