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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Discworld Series Release Date:
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Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and it’s soon drawing astonished crowds.

To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work—unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don’t always need greasing. He does enjoy being alive, however, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse.

Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs, and some very angry dwarfs if he’s going to stop it all from going off the rails.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As always, Pratchett’s unforgettable characters and lively story mirror the best, the worst, and the oddest bits of our own world, entertaining readers while skewering social and political foibles in a melting pot of humanity, dwarfs, trolls, goblins, vampires, and a werewolf or two.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Stephen Briggs has been recording Discworld novels for over a decade, and as a longtime collaborator with the author, it’s no surprise that his narration is filled with life. With his deep understanding of the Discworld universe, Briggs lends authenticity to every word. As the varied characters discover steam power and its associated benefits and mishaps, Briggs uses more than a dozen United Kingdom accents to humanize the different species that share this world… Standout performances include the Patrician, whose deep voice sounds commanding and highly intelligent, and a goblin, whose quavering voice is, nonetheless, filled with inner strength.”


  • “Full of Pratchett’s usual sly humor and clever wordplay, this is another solid entry in the hugely popular Discworld series.”

    Library Journal

  • “Pratchett’s fortieth Discworld novel brings in one—or, as it turns out, two—intriguing new characters and introduces a radical new concept: the railway…Brimming with Pratchett’s trademark wit, a yarn with a serious point made with style and elegance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • An NPR Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award, March 2014
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2014

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Visitir191 | 11/3/2015

    " Funniest of the last few Diskworld novels. "

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