Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into...a government job?
By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office.
Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty, piratical headman.
But if the bold and undoable are what's called for, Moist's the man for the job, to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise, requires: hope.
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"Readers will cheer Moist on." (Publishers Weekly)
"A laugh-out-loud tale." (AudioFile)
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Warning - don't listen to this book whilst driving in peak hour traffic, it's so funny you can't concentrate on the driving! The combination of Terry Prachett as author and Stephen Briggs as narrator is the best. Highly recommended.
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
I thoroughly enjoyed Going Postal. Postmaster Moist Von Lupwig is a brilliantly thought out character (or should I say Mr. Spangler).
The Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, decides to put a fraudster, embezzler and thief in charge of the Royal Post Office. He must resurrect the white elephant from the ashes. What follows is typical Terry-Pratchett-wiz(z)ardry.
I also enjoyed Stephen Briggs' performance. He made the characters come live and made you wish you were there! Highly recommended!!!
This is one of the best Discworld books I have ever had the pleasure of reading/listening to. The characters are well written and the plot leads to quite a number of absurdities that Terry Pratchett executes to perfection. I laughed out loud more than once and have already re-listened to the book a number of times.
Stephen Briggs does a magnificent job and has made me a devoted fan of his version of Pratchett's books.
A very good book. Pratchetts discworld is going into the industrial revolution and I really like this one. This is a pretty good book and I like his style. I haven't decided if I like Stephen Briggs better than Nigel Planer or not though.
This is a very funny book, Terry Pratchett has a strange mind, but you cannot stop reading, the mind pictures are amazing. So all in all a great book, a great read, and if you don't find yourself giggling quietly you will find your self laughing out loud.
I have, and will, 're-read' Going Postal. The story flows very well and has the ability to both draw you into the story over an evening or else drip feed the story one chapter at a time.
As with almost all of the Pratchett works, the more you listen to (or read), the more absorbed you become in Disc World. There are a number of story-lines available in the Disc World series - so pick the line that you wish to follow and go from there.
Defiantly Von Moist!!
Very high. They are all different and I all rank them high, but this one, both story and reading are top notch.
Pratchetts are quite unique.
The lady, Pump 19, Stanley and Vetenari
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