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Going Postal

Discworld, Book 33
Lu par : Stephen Briggs
Série : Discworld, Volume 33, Discworld: Industrial Revolution, Volume 4, Discworld: Moist von Lipwig, Volume 1
Durée : 10 h et 57 min
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Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into...a government job?

By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office.

Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty, piratical headman.

But if the bold and undoable are what's called for, Moist's the man for the job, to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise, requires: hope.

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"Readers will cheer Moist on." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A laugh-out-loud tale." ( AudioFile)

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  • Bocoblia
  • 19/10/2007

Great as an audiobook

Warning - don't listen to this book whilst driving in peak hour traffic, it's so funny you can't concentrate on the driving! The combination of Terry Prachett as author and Stephen Briggs as narrator is the best. Highly recommended.

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  • Jacobus
  • 05/09/2010

Probably one of the best Discworld novels

I thoroughly enjoyed Going Postal. Postmaster Moist Von Lupwig is a brilliantly thought out character (or should I say Mr. Spangler).

The Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, decides to put a fraudster, embezzler and thief in charge of the Royal Post Office. He must resurrect the white elephant from the ashes. What follows is typical Terry-Pratchett-wiz(z)ardry.

I also enjoyed Stephen Briggs' performance. He made the characters come live and made you wish you were there! Highly recommended!!!

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  • Derri
  • 10/10/2018

You don't have to be mad to work here...

Wonderful. Let Stephen Briggs' voice waft you away to Ankh Morpork, the city that knows how to put on a good show.

Stephen Briggs' long working relationship with Terry Pratchett, gives him an intimate knowledge of the characters, their nuances, and their foibles, and his voicing of each as a recognizable entity seems effortless. Alongside the familiar Patrician, Lord Vetinari - politest tyrant alive, and cameo appearances from The Watch, we meet a handful of new characters. Moist Von Lipwig - with his daredevil tongue, and criminal mind, Adorabelle Dearheart - the Disc's most violent smoker, Stanley - it's most passionate pinhead, and Mr Groat, possibly the oldest working postman in the city. Together they attempt to bring back the postal service, up against the competition of the more modern Clacks Towers. With the Clacks now run by a consortium, with profit the only aim, we encounter corporate espionage, de-facto currency, possible murders, and the mysterious group called 'The Smoking GNU'.

The tale gallops along in Terry Pratchett's usual way, with chases, escapes, swindles, pigeons, golems, Gods, miracles, and even an angel.

Laughing out loud, wearing headphones, sitting on a bus - is something I'm getting used to. The funny looks that go along with it - are a matter of personal style ;)

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 26/09/2017

Pratchett as good as ever

Pratchett has a gift for deconstructing and writing from wildly different perspectives and this book is no different. Well read by Briggs too, with just the right amount of acting without turning into a radio play.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 21/05/2014

Excellent

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Possibly my favourite DIscworld novel so far. I highly recommend it, particularly if you like the stories surrounding the City Watch, which I think are similar in style to this one. As always, Stephen Briggs does a great job of reading - he is particularly good at rendering all the footnotes, asides and internal monologues clearly without confusing the narrative.

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  • Stuart
  • 11/12/2012

A good transition from paper to audible

Would you listen to Going Postal again? Why?

I have, and will, 're-read' Going Postal. The story flows very well and has the ability to both draw you into the story over an evening or else drip feed the story one chapter at a time.

What other book might you compare Going Postal to and why?

As with almost all of the Pratchett works, the more you listen to (or read), the more absorbed you become in Disc World. There are a number of story-lines available in the Disc World series - so pick the line that you wish to follow and go from there.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

Defiantly Von Moist!!

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  • Jason
  • 27/05/2012

Nice Moist Von Lipwig book.

A very good book. Pratchetts discworld is going into the industrial revolution and I really like this one. This is a pretty good book and I like his style. I haven't decided if I like Stephen Briggs better than Nigel Planer or not though.

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  • Josephine
  • 25/11/2009

great book.

This is a very funny book, Terry Pratchett has a strange mind, but you cannot stop reading, the mind pictures are amazing. So all in all a great book, a great read, and if you don't find yourself giggling quietly you will find your self laughing out loud.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 11/04/2019

Monty Python called... they want their style back

Pratchet is a really good writer, but this book is weak. It's not as witty as it thinks it is. The reader reminds me of Eric Idle, but not in a good way. I will probably not finish this title... life is too short for bad books.

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  • Kjersti
  • 14/11/2018

This story never gets old

I will never tire of this story. Or most of the Discworld stories, to be honest. Terry Pratchett's great mix of satire, wit, mystery/suspense and touching relationships never grows old. His characters are spot on, and you can't help but smile about the typical human traits (and faults) that he incorporates in the different characters.

''Going Postal'' and the other stories categorized under ''The Industrial Revolution'' theme for the Discworld books are some of my absolute favourite Discworld stories, and I've listened to them over and over again. Stephen Briggs fits perfectly as narrator.

If you are new to the Discworld Universe, I highly recommend Googling the Discworld Reading Order map, otherwise you'll be completely lost. You could for example start with the Witches or the Watch books (those are my other favourite story lines). ''Going Postal'' is nr. 33 in the overall series and refers to several characters that have their debut and proper character building in other books.

#Satire #Witty #FeelGood #Suspenseful #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 21/04/2008

very amused

Es ist immer ärgerlich: man ließt einen neuen Pratchett auf deutsch und nur die Hälfte der Jokes kommen an.Das englische Hörbuch ist um Meilen besser, als das deutsche. Zudem liegt eine ungekürzte Version vor, was also kein Pointe vermissen läßt. Ein neuer Charakter umgeben von alten Bekannten... Für mich ein sehr gelungenes Werk vom Meister der Schiebenwelt

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  • T. Steier
  • 14/02/2017

One of my absolut favorite

Moist von Lipwig, pronouced with a v, is one of my favorite figures. He is funny, intelligent and an absolut untrustworthy person. Listen in, you will want to hear more!

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  • Janine
  • 12/10/2015

Brilliant!

Absolutely my favourite audio book by Terry Pratchett. Stephan Briggs reads it beautifully. You'll love it. I've listened to it many times and it still makes me laugh.

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  • Walter
  • 25/08/2014

Yeesss!

My favorite character in Discworld has always been Lord Vetinari and in this book he becomes an angel... and this is a somewhat mixed blessing for Moist von Lipwig, a crook charged with reforming the moribund post office. Oh, and did I mention the fierce competition led by a pirate with ambitions?

This book is one of the highlights of the whole series, the new characters and the particular storyline are not only funny but thoughtful and a romantic look back to quieter times. A few scenes reminded me of Michael Palin's "Hemingways Chair", also a eulogy of the gone world of the post office, but on discworld things are possible ...

The performance of Stephen Briggs is flawless, so go ahead and listen. I will do so again!

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  • erieger11
  • 10/02/2009

a genius

a great book, sometimes ironic, sometimes serious, often funny and never boring or too long. I can't wait for audible to bring out the second part making money in english, since the translations are just missing lots of puns and jokes, that pratchett is putting into the books

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  • Richard Lippmann
  • 04/10/2009

leicht verständlich und hochwertig

Hervorragend, komisch und auch für weniger gute Englischkenntnisse gut geeignet.
Ich kann nur empfehlen, sich die Pratchett Bücher auf Englisch anzuhören, vor allem dann, wenn man die deutschen Texte schon kennt. In diesem Fall ging es auch ziemlich problemlos andersherum. Andererseits sollte man Pratchetts Texte sowieso immer mehrmals lesen/hören, damit man alle versteckten Witzte und Andeutungen versteht und erkennt.
Auf jeden Fall auch ein gutes Einsteigerhörbuch, sowohl für Neulinge auf der Scheibenwelt als auch für welche in Sachen Englisches Hörbuch.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 16/10/2019

kann ich immer wieder hören

Eines der besten Bücher von Pratchett. Viele wunderbare Charaktere.
Stephen Briggs ist ein großartiger Sprecher.

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  • HK
  • 11/02/2019

2008 anyone?

Brilliant, funny and timely.
It seemed a slow start but what finish! The spirit of Pratchett in the lines.

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  • Sabeth
  • 23/07/2018

A story you must experience..

'This Was A Great Audio-Book, Mr. Lipwig,' said Mr. Pump. 'Indeed, Mr. Pump,' Moist happily replied, 'in the beginning I wondered how it would turn out to be a good story. But after a while I fell in love with the hero, the characters and the author. And after another while I really started to be obsessed by them. And at the end I cried like a child because it was over.' 'We Can Begin Anew, Mr. Lipwig,' Mr. Pump suggested. 'Okay, let's do that, Mr. Pump, and let's listen to Mr. Briggs one more time!'

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  • Florian Kohler
  • 25/12/2016

Audio quality not so good

Great story, really like the Moist cycle. But audio quality not so good. Did they digitize old cassette tapes? ;-)