Reviewed: Audio CD 12 hours/ 11 CDs
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By Terry Pratchett
Performed by Stephen Briggs
Von Lipwig is so good at being deviously underhanded that no one
has ever seen what he really looks like or even that he exists.
He could’ve never dreamed that his crimes were ones that could
be punishable by death…that is until he finds himself being
hung. As the floor drops from under him, he expects to wake up in
heaven, but he finds himself, instead, in the position that is definitely
between a rock and a hard place. With the choice to either accept
the job as postmaster or certain death, Moist decides that this
actually might be a good chance to cash in on the high stakes on
a game of cat and mouse. With Mr. Reacher Gilt and his associates
at the Grand Trunk Corporation controlling the clacks towers and
making it difficult for people to send a letter without selling
a body part, the dilapidated post office is desperately needed.
The only problem is…the post office has bigger and weirder
problems than its competition with the clacks…WAY weirder.
Talking mail, a sorting machine from another dimension, and postmen
who believe in the sanctity of their jobs, are just a few of the
things Moist encounters in this strange tale of comedic adventure
penned by the marvelous Terry Pratchett.
am a huge fan of Pratchett and was literally giddy when I got the
chance to review this audio book. Ever since I reviewed “Monstrous
Regiment” I’ve been flabbergasted by the strange world
that Pratchett has created called “Discworld”. Moist
is an amazingly funny character with all the charisma one creature
in this world could have. His interactions with the other characters
and solutions to the strange, unexplainable conflicts that unfold
before him are hilarious! Pratchett has the ability to take the
worlds of Tolkein and Lewis and warp them beyond human comprehension.
I recommend this book to everyone and hope that they get as much
of a kick out of it as I have.
Briggs is the narrator and does an incredible job as usual. I love
the fact that he has been a continuous part in the development of
Discworld and all her weird wonder. He has an amazing ability of
giving each character their own identity to the point that it seems
there are more than one of him at times undertaking this Herculean
task. Well done!