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Thief of Time Audiobook

Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

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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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    Torben Stedje 08-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect reading. I love Disc World."

    This is one of the better in the series. Next book for me will be Thud or The Fifth Elephant.

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    Amazon Customer NJ - United States 08-20-16
    Amazon Customer NJ - United States 08-20-16

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    "A story I never get tired of."

    There are so many Discworld stories and yet there never seems to be enough. I now have all of them on audiobook and still enjoy listening to them again and again. With many of them, I am hesitant to repeat, not because they are bad but simply because I know them so well that they have somehow lost some shine. However, a Thief of Time never loses its brightness. I think the fact that it is more metaphysical than many of the others somehow soothes me. Also, I do quite fancy Susan, and this book shows her at her best.

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    Silvia Deirdre gregory 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of his most delightful"

    His wit and humanity sparkle throughout the book. Because he is so amusing it would be easy to underestimate his language and his cdaft

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    Alex 06-21-16
    Alex 06-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Terry at his best"

    Colorful characters, a rich and intertwined storyline, insightful philosophic commentary in the guise of humor, and in all in all fun adventure make for a very enjoyable listening. Steven Briggs has done his usual brilliant job of giving each character life and nuance in his reading.

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    Jonathan 04-13-16
    Jonathan 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A great stand alone Discworld story."

    This is one of my favorite of Terry Pratchett's novels. Steven Briggs does the same stellar job that we have become accustomed to.

    I recommend this to anyone who has ever wondered "Where did the time go?", whether a newcomer to Discworld, or an old Morporkian.

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    "Beloved Discworld characters, new and old"


    The Auditors are back, and it's up to the History Monks to save the world. Thank goodness for chocolate.

    Not his most stunning storytelling, but still a favorite. I love Pratchett's word play and imagination, but I come back for the characters. Here find Death, Susan, Igor, Lu Tse & Lobsang Ludd, among others.

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    mkwhite30 12-30-15
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    "As always amazing"

    At first, when I listened through the entire death series I was a tiny bit underwhelmed by it's ending. That being said having listened to it a second time I was wrong. It's still just as amazing as all Pratchett books are. I'm so happy I listened a second time.

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    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 11-19-15
    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 11-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A thinking person's Discworld novel"

    Thief of time is possibly the most philosophical of the Discworld novels. I use the word "philosophical" as a positive trait here. It entertains in that wonderful Pratchett way, but also makes you go mmmmmm. Highly recommended.

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    nll 09-29-15
    nll 09-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "This Book Will Not Waste Your Time :-)"

    Fun, funny, clever book about time. Pratchett is a master. So sad that Death took him too soon.

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    Rion United States 09-20-15
    Rion United States 09-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best of the Best!"

    I've had occasion to recommend just one of Pratchett's works, and I often choose TOT. (My first recommendation is usually 'You can't go wrong' or 'Start at the beginning'). This book encapsulates so much of what I love about Pratchett. If you're torn about where to start in Discworld, or you've just the one credit left and want a gem, you really can't go wrong here.

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