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4.00000850427791 out of 54.00000850427791 out of 54.00000850427791 out of 54.00000850427791 out of 54.00000850427791 out of 5 4.00 (38,804 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Discworld Series Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9780060824693
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Arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig never believed his crimes were hanging offenses -- until he found himself with a noose around his neck, dropping through a trap door, and falling into ... a government job? Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be an impossible task. Worse, the new Postmaster could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, money-hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head, Mr. Reacher Gilt.

But it says on the building NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW NOR GLO M OF NI T ... Inspiring words (admittedly, some of the bronze letters have been stolen), and for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight. And if the bold and impossible are what's called for, he'll do it -- to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and deliver that invaluable commodity that everyone requires: hope.

Performed by Stephen Briggs

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thanks to the timely subject matter and Pratchett's effervescent wit, this 29th Discworld novel may capture more of the American audience he deserves.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Instead of revisiting old characters, Pratchett again takes on the task of further rounding out his already beautifully imagined Discworld, doing it with his usual blending of good laughs and unexpected depths.”

    Booklist

  • “Terry Prachett seems constitutionally unable to write a page without a least a twitch of the grin muscles…But the notions Pratchett plays with are nae so narrow or nae so silly as your ordinary British farce. Seriously.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • Locus Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 2/20/2014

    " Terry Pratchett has never disappointed me with his convoluted plots filled with various cultural and literary allusions, wordplay and fascinating characters. This story is another delightful romp and a commentary on human nature that is mostly upbeat. Mingles suspense, intrigue, morality fable, fantasy and comedy to yield a genre bending tale of personal redemption. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andre | 2/11/2014

    " Terry Pratchett goes with a new main character in the ongoing universe of Discworld. Another masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 2/5/2014

    " This was my first Terry Pratchett book and I really enjoyed it. I'd heard Pratchett's name around a bit and wanted to try him out. I had no idea what his books were like and am pleasantly surprised I liked this so much. It was quite funny and entertaining. The style of humor is not usually to my liking, but I stuck with it and am glad I did so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina Michaels | 1/29/2014

    " A typical Discword novel that is both fascinating and amusing at the same time. The whimsy of the postal service and all its little nuances made this a very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 1/28/2014

    " I am rereading this book again. It was my first Terry Pratchett book so it will always be my favorite. So funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilia W | 1/21/2014

    " Terry Pratchett is so clever and hilarious. I love Moist von Lipwig. He is such a snarky and likeable character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 1/20/2014

    " Classic Pratchett. Ahnk-Morpork is growing on me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamez Beech | 1/20/2014

    " Pratchett's story's are engaging, his characters(new and old) diverse and detailed, and his writing laugh out loud hilarious! The ending was deeply satisfying and what the story says about, criminals, showmanship, and above all, words, are intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Bullock | 1/20/2014

    " One of the first Pratchett books I read and I loved it. If you've never read Terry Pratchett before, it will take you awhile to figure out what's going on and who to take seriously. I found the next book in the series as good or better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/22/2013

    " Very funny so far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rolla Woellhof | 11/14/2013

    " awesome. I bought the audio of this for my mail carrier. She passed it around at work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Askaniblue | 11/9/2013

    " One of his best, if not the best. Anyone should read this if you like to laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean-paul | 9/23/2013

    " Pages: 471 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 8/21/2013

    " Nice satire in a fantasy world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S Suzanne | 6/11/2013

    " This book is awesome. Go read it. Now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leyna | 7/30/2012

    " Crazy fun, and a wonderful introduction to Terry Prachett! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 12/23/2011

    " Is there any Discworld book that isn't wonderful? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 7/11/2011

    " 8: fun fast read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lkemigh | 3/7/2010

    " Loved Loved Loved!!!!Have not read a Discworld I didn't like!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sho | 9/24/2009

    " I think I am totally in lurve with Vetenari. That's all I'm going to say about this. Totally fabulous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 1/12/2009

    " Sometimes, I think Sir Terry is cruel to his characters. Especially when he saddles the main one with a name like Moist Von Lipwig. Oy!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nona | 11/18/2008

    " This book made me laugh out loud. A lot! Moist Von Lipwig is a con man, who is forced into reopening the city's defunt post office. He hates it in the beginning, but begins to love it when he figures out that runing the postal service was no different than running the best con job ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rain | 4/27/2008

    " Love the sense of humor. The movie is terrible, but the book is magical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlee | 6/8/2007

    " My all time favorite book! It's probably because of the captivating charachter, Moist von Lipwig, created by the amazing Terry Pratchett in another one of his good books. The plot is amazing and the world is a disc with Post Offices!(go figure.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 3/10/2007

    " Not as good as the other ones I've read, but maybe I'm ODing just a bit. Still awesome though. Very funny, and very well done. I like him a lot better than Neil Gaimon (don't kill me!). "

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About the Author
Author Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was an English novelist known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and after publishing his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. He was the United Kingdom’s bestselling author of the 1990s and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide. In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his children’s novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998 and was knighted in 2009.

About the Narrator

Stephen Briggs, who also works in film, has adapted and staged fifteen Discworld plays, collaborated with Terry Pratchett on a number of related works, and performed the audio recordings of Pratchett’s books. Briggs has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in England.