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Download Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (23,757 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.

But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice, Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone's problems. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 2/19/2014

    " Love the way he plays with ideas and brings the nonexistent to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genna Swaney | 2/2/2014

    " The concept of this book was very interesting. The characters were great; I especially liked miss Susan and Lady LeJean they played off of each other well. Good read over all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/24/2014

    " Have now read this at least twice and I still don't get it!! Mind you I have yet to understand the 1st thing about time travel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leonie | 1/20/2014

    " Really liked this Pratchett. Took me a little while (unusually) to get into it, but in the end it did not disappoint. I always enjoy Susan Sto Helit as a character, and loved the idea of the FIVE horsemen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will Hopkins | 1/10/2014

    " One of my absolute all-time favorite books in the world. Barely edges out The Truth to make it into the top three or four favorite Discworld books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miramira Endevall | 1/6/2014

    " Not as funny or insightful as some, but still quite enjoyable with several moments of uproarious laughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 1/6/2014

    " I need to go back and re-read The Long Earth now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 12/21/2013

    " This was my very first Discworld novel. Of course, it is brilliant... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie McCarthy | 11/6/2013

    " Yay! Enjoyed this a lot. This is all up my alley, or whatever that saying is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 10/22/2013

    " Not one of my favourites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 10/7/2013

    " This is a good solid pratchet. It combines crazy yet strangly believeable characters (If Death had a grand daughter she might very likely be like Suzan), with odd, yet compelling plots (Man those Auditors are mean) and some of the greatest humor in fiction today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wil | 10/4/2013

    " My favorite discworld novel. It's got time-altering martial arts, DEATH, Susan Sto-Helit and Ankh-Morpork. Awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pia | 9/23/2013

    " When I first read it I thought this was one of the best and funniest books I had ever read. Unfortunately it gets less exiting for every read, which is usually not the case with Pratchetts books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali | 7/14/2013

    " This is one of my absolute favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clara | 3/25/2013

    " There is always one more chocolate in a box of chocolates, even if it is a nougat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny Smith-Kerker | 3/10/2013

    " Hilarious!! And really gets you thinking about time...loved it. I re-listen to this one about every 6 months, That's how much I enjoy it. Many puns and lots of word play. I always notice something that I had missed before when I listen to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linn | 2/16/2013

    " Interesting book. One of those great intellectual mind bender kinds of fiction. Very creative. The only problem in his books is a less than diligent editor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bobert | 12/18/2012

    " This is my favorite book of all time. The humor and fantasy elements may turn off some people but beneath it is a story of people coming to grips with the world, their family, and their true selves all while saving the universe from beings from another dimension. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Jones | 7/5/2012

    " I loved it right up until the bit where everything stood still. At that point, my reaction became, huh? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olive | 7/1/2012

    " I think this is one of his best books, people should definitely read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benne | 5/31/2012

    " Good DW novel. Time monks a great gag. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Willoughby | 4/30/2012

    " Excellent discworld novel full of almost heroes, cracking one liners and people you just have to laugh with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 4/24/2012

    " Good reread...interesting how my favorite splinter has shifted from the Death books to either the Witches or the Watch. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/9/2012

    " One of my favorites. I really enjoyed reading about the History monks and of course the horrid Auditors. Perfect name for them, really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shui | 12/18/2011

    " Had to read something light hearted after Ninteen Minutes. This is my 3rd or 4th reading and I still love it! Susan (Death's grand daughter) is such a wonderful no nonsense character. I just find Pratchett witty and very insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade Lauron | 12/14/2011

    " I read this book a third time, and suddenly liked it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Jong | 8/16/2011

    " This is my second foray into Discworld and I enjoyed it much more than The Color Of Magic. It's one of those books where you think you've reached the end of the plot but it keeps going and getting better and better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/19/2011

    " All done with another Terry Pratchett! Lovin' it! Once again, characters that I wish existed in real life so I could be their friend.

    Off to start another one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 5/17/2011

    " This is one of my favourite books. A wonderful mix of intelligence, absurdity and humanity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 4/25/2011

    " This is my favorite Discworld book so far! The character development was quite good. And it has enough plot twists to keep your attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angus (Ozzy Zig needs a gig) | 4/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, It was my first discworld novel. I really enjoyed how Pratchett created his characters and the way time, and the Audiotrs were dealt with. A humourous fantasy ride! Read it, it's simply wonderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Vimes to the rescue @ Koom Valley Mr Shine Him Diamond "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiran | 3/27/2011

    " Terry Pratchett is normally very good, but this one was thoroughly enjoyable and in several instances reminded me of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 3/24/2011

    " Not my favourite Prachett book but it made me laugh out loud a few times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 3/11/2011

    " I just could not get into this one. I can tell that Susan is a really interesting character, but something about her just bores me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/23/2011

    " I am a Pratchet fan, and now a Miss Susan fan. And the way of Mrs Cosmopolite is one to follow. If you like science fiction, fantasy and a little light hearted ribbing (well quite a lot) of reality this is a fantastic book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthea | 1/28/2011

    " Review to be added later. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 1/25/2011

    " This is rather weak for a Pratchett book, but I do not particularly like the Death/Susan novels anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerr | 1/11/2011

    " I am a major Discworld fan and this includes Death and his daugher, who are some of my favorite characters. A very interesting plot in this book. "

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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.