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Download The Last Continent: Discworld #22 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Last Continent: Discworld #22 (Unabridged), by Terry Pratchett
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Nigel Planer Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN:
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This is the Discworld's last continent, a completely separate creation.

It's hot. It's dry...very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, all right?

And it'll die in a few days, except...Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Champion sheep shearer, horse rider, road warrior, beer drinker, bush ranger and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober? A man in a hat whose luggage follows him on little legs, who's about to change history by preventing a swagman stealing a jumbuck by a billabong?

Yes...all this place has between itself and wind-blown doom is Rincewind the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard.

Still...no worries, eh?

Also, Terry Pratchett would like it to be known that The Last Continent is not a book about Australia. It's just vaguely Australian. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Void lon iXaarii | 2/19/2014

    " Just as fun going through it the second time around as the first time! Very cool story, brilliant and thought provoking ideas, such funny jokes (of the type that you're still laughing inside hours later as you get the fullness of it). Can't praise it enough! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 2/6/2014

    " A bit disappointed, living in Australia as I do, was expecting more "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/25/2014

    " This is Terry Pratchett's 22nd Discworld novel - and my first!Not apparently a book about Australia but vaguely australian - according to the author - this is an amusing book to pass a few hours with but I can't say that I'm in a great rush to read another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/14/2014

    " Another silly Discworld novel from Terry Pratchett! This time, the wizards from Unseen University travel to XXXX, The Last Continent, to find Rincewind, the most incompetent wizard in the Discworld. The Librarian (who was changed into an orangutan in one of the first Discworld books) has a cold, and everytime he sneezes, he changes shape. The wizards can't cure him because no one knows his real name, except Rincewind, who was the assistant Librarian when the Librarian was a human. As usual, Rincewind is up to his neck in trouble in XXXX. Death (he of the CAPITAL LETTERS) makes a couple of appearances. Very enjoyable, as always from Terry Pratchett. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jc | 1/13/2014

    " I really like the Discworld books, but this one just didn't make the cut. While it has some great moments, and lots of bad Pratchett puns, it just doesn't have the flow of most of his D'world novels. It just felt like he had some ideas about Australia that he wanted to play with, but that he couldn't really come up with a good plot to work those ideas into. And the end just seemed rushed, as if the different threads had gotten away from him and he was at a loss as to how to bring them together. Considering this is the only real let-down so far among 22 reads, I guess his record is doing well (two other books I found slightly off, but neither were this weak). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nighteye | 1/13/2014

    " The best Pratchettbook I think, it was when I got a new copy of this one in swedish I got really hocked in Terry Pratchetts books and after that I've been reading the most of them but there are lot of quality changes from book to book, some are just boring but the most are okay and a few is fantastic and this one belongs to the last catogary of his books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 1/8/2014

    " Terry Pratchett is one of my favorites, and I love this series for its versatility and biting satire. It's full of wonderful characters and entertaining stories, all the while with that satirical tone I've grown to love so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Mishap | 12/17/2013

    " Any tale with the Wizards of Unseen University will be fun, but throw in time travel, aboriginal prophecies, Australian beer drinking and a Road Warrior Parody and you have even more fun. Pity the Bursar, for he never catches a break. ook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 10/31/2013

    " i just love all the made up put together animals oh! what they really exist? A must read before traveling to Australia. you will never look at Vegimite the same way again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 6/16/2013

    " Again, I must mourn the original version of Rincewind, who was a true hero in his quirky way, rather than the eternal butt of the joke he has become. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Ho Jr. | 6/11/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as other books in the disc world series. It has its moments. No worries, right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan B | 12/13/2010

    " Strange. I'll have to give it another read later on down the road, there was a lot of philosophical content that I thought was a bit out of place, but still not entirely inappropriate to Pratchett's style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrick | 9/8/2010

    " a story about Rincewind and the wizards and a land suspiciously like Australia. Where it never rains. They have to make it rain. This book typifies why I liked the stories about Rincewind the best. Silly, comedic danger, action and nothing more serious than a thunderbolt. Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthea Strezze | 7/31/2009

    " Review to be added later. (One of my favorites) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Torie | 4/25/2009

    " Loathed it. Worst slog of a Pratchett so far. I was stuck on a 14+ hour plane ride and there were chunks of an hour or more where I preferred staring blankly at the seatback in front of me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Anne Corbett | 1/26/2009

    " Terry pratchett can write better than this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melisa | 1/23/2009

    " I love most of the Discworld novels, but if I had to pick one favorite, I think it would be this one. Those wizards just crack me up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 4/15/2008

    " Nice way top spend my day off ... reading another Terry Pratchett book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 8/19/2007

    " Another amusing Discworld story. Takes place in a continent that is definitely not Australia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqui Hencsie | 6/3/2007

    " Maybe this book would have been funnier if I knew more about Australia? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 12/10/2006

    " another fine romp, very ozzy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 12/11/2003

    " This one is especially clever and entertaining. Pratchett manages to refer to so much of Australian culture without being kitschy at all. "

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