We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Making Money: Discworld #36 Audiobook

Making Money: Discworld #36

Regular Price:$30.79
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly; meetings start and end on time; five out of six letters relegated to the Blind Letter Office ultimately wend their way to the correct addresses. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations: including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"

Vetinari isn't talking about wages, of course. He's referring, rather, to the Royal Mint of Ankh-Morpork, a venerable institution that has run for centuries on the hereditary employment of the Men of the Sheds and their loyal outworkers, who do make money in their spare time. Unfortunately, it costs more than a penny to make a penny, so the whole process seems somewhat counterintuitive.

Next door, at the Royal Bank, the Glooper, an "analogy machine", has scientifically established that one never has quite as much money at the end of the week as one thinks one should, and the bank's chairman, one elderly Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish, keeps two loaded crossbows at her desk. Oh, and the chief clerk is probably a vampire.

But before Moist has time to fully consider Vetinari's question, fate answers it for him. Now he's not only making money, but enemies too; he's got to spring a prisoner from jail, break into his own bank vault, stop the new manager from licking his face, and, above all, find out where all the gold has gone: otherwise, his life in banking, while very exciting, is going to be really, really short.

©2007 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, Best Fantasy Novel, 2008

"An educational and entertaining mirror of human squabbles and flaws." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (2087 )
5 star
 (1556)
4 star
 (407)
3 star
 (93)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (13)
Overall
4.8 (1318 )
5 star
 (1088)
4 star
 (187)
3 star
 (37)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.8 (1317 )
5 star
 (1149)
4 star
 (138)
3 star
 (24)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    mauri Georgia, USA 04-02-17
    mauri Georgia, USA 04-02-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Captivating!"

    An amazing tale of Moist and his way with the world around him! kept me in stitches the entire time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    eric river 03-13-17
    eric river 03-13-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "ERROR"

    chapter 2 about half way loud random music starts playing and you can't hear the reader. DO NOT think this is really part of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. H. Lively Aiea, HI USA 03-09-17
    J. H. Lively Aiea, HI USA 03-09-17 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What's with the music?"

    The story and performance are fantastic. The only thing that is annoying are the musical interludes in random places throughout the recording.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Haase Central Indiana, USA 02-01-17
    C. Haase Central Indiana, USA 02-01-17 Member Since 2008

    Garden Rose Photography

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "annoying music"

    The story and narration was great as expected. What was terrible are the annoying music transitions between chapters. Remove these and you have. Classic disc world book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Clifford 01-04-17
    Clifford 01-04-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Perfect but for the music"

    For some reason they added music to intermissions. Not good music. Odd music like a cross between circus and 80s video games. Everything else was perfect, the story, the narrator is crazy talented. 10/10 but for God's sake no more music.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bethany 12-02-16
    Bethany 12-02-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Downright Jarring Intro Music"
    Any additional comments?

    Why?? Why did the publisher feel it necessary to add the "zany", over-loud, distracting intro music to the tracks of this fabulous book? The music in no way harmonizes with the content of the novel and often plays over the narrator making it very difficult to understand the words. Every single time it came on I mentally cringed and tremble inwardly with annoyance. The person responsible for this travesty should be shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Terrie Kirkpatrick Longmont, CO United States 11-17-16
    Terrie Kirkpatrick Longmont, CO United States 11-17-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    46
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of my favorite Pratchett books!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the main characters and their persistence and ingenuity.


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

    Great reader!


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series, and have read most of them, and listened to many.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 11-13-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "understanding money and bank made easy"

    I love the book, well written. I had also learned how the banking system works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    G. BIRMINGHAM, AL 10-13-16
    G. BIRMINGHAM, AL 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    57
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Always perfect"

    I do so love the characters of disc world. They humorously remind us of our human foibles. Moist is a force to be admired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christopher San Antonio, TX, United States 09-10-16
    Christopher San Antonio, TX, United States 09-10-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loving this series!"

    Not usually a fan of fantasy, but Terry Prachett's mix of absurdist action/drama monty pythonesque comedy and biting satire makes Discworld an absolute riot!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.