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Publisher's Summary

Moist von Lipwig was a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision. But he's got to see that the mail gets though - come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too.

Maybe it'll take a criminal to succeed where honest men have failed, or maybe it's a death sentence either way. Or perhaps there's a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope.

© Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P) Corgi Audio

Critic Reviews

"British fantasist Pratchett's latest special-delivery delight, set in his wonderfully crazed city of Ankh-Morpork, hilariously reflects the plight of post offices the world over as they struggle to compete in an era when e-mail has stolen much of the glamour from the postal trade." (Publishers Weekly)
"His world, increasingly subtle and thoughtful, has become as allegorical and satirical as a painting by Bosch....Pratchett's joy in his creations, in jokes, puns, the idea of letters and language itself makes Going Postal one of the best expressions of his unstoppable flow of comic invention." (The Times)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-09-07

Going something

I don?t know what Graham of Reigate is listening to, it's certainly not Going Postal read by Tony Robinson, we are quite worried about him and suggest he goes to the Doctors; he may have a ear infection. Terry Pratchett and Tony Robinson go together like Nanny Ogg & Granny Weatherwax.

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  • James
  • 02-02-15

loved it

LOVE Terry pratchett and his disc world and it's only made better by Tony Robinson narrative

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  • paul
  • 07-23-18

fun fun fun

Very entertaining Robinson was great narrator and characters very funny sometimes a bit obvious but that's ok the humour in the book all8ws that

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  • Katren
  • 05-27-17

Abridged version so disappointed

Loved everything about it except that it was abridged. Not sure I would have bought it had I known in advance.

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  • Richard
  • 03-30-17

Pratchett at hid best

Probably the best of the DiscWorld novels, with added value from Tony Robinson's excellent reading.

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  • Christine
  • 12-23-12

Loved it

I am a fan of Terry Pratchett books and found this one a good new angle on the diskworld series. Tony's reading was good, perfect for listening to on my commute

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  • Paul
  • 10-06-10

Dont miss the post.....

Pratchett at his best with a great tale of a swindler put in charge of the post office. Follow Moist von Lipwig as he is thrust into the mess that is the postal service and how he turns its fortunes around. Fantastic storyline with amusing plots, twists and turns.
PS If you like this also get Making Money which is even better!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-25-18

Great story, wrong reader

Would you try another book written by Terry Pratchett or narrated by Tony Robinson?

Absolutely for Terry Pratchett, and possibly for Tony Robinson, but not Discworld books - Tony Robinson's style of reading doesn't suit these books. It suits Truckers, Diggers and Wings very well, but his attitude doesn't fit the Discworld style.

What other book might you compare Going Postal to, and why?

Truckers - they have different settings and worlds, but the characters have the same vivacity and life in both books, even with varying differences of opinion, and the humorous edge to Terry Prachett's work comes out well in both.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Tony Robinson?

Nigel Planer - he's read numerous other Discworld books and I've loved every single one and find his characterisations feel spot on.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Excellent story, world and characters.

Any additional comments?

I wish the different book covers would be used exclusively with different narrators where possible - I know they actually do this when producing audio media, so why audible's listings don't, I do not know.

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  • Graham
  • 09-02-07

Great book, shame about the reading

This is a wonderful book, witty, entertaining, with some sparkling ideas it is generally great fun. But the reading is awful and in an audio book that is fairly important! Much of the time you cant differentiate between voices and when you can, rather often you are cringing at the dreadful accent. My advice is: pay the extra and get a better version. Robinson may have made a great Baldrick but he lacks the voice range and/or the imagination to do justice to this excellent book

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