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The Last Continent

Discworld, Book 22
Lu par : Nigel Planer
Série : Discworld: Rincewind, Volume 6, Discworld, Volume 22
Durée : 9 h et 57 min
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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.

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Critiques

"Pratchett is the funniest parodist working in the field today, period." (The New York Review of Science Fiction)
"Terry Pratchett is simply the best humorous writer of the 20th century. Wodehouse, Waugh, Sharpe, etc. all have their merits, sometimes considerable, but Pratchett really is a cut above the rest." (Oxford Times)

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  • Marit
  • 25/06/2019

My least favorite Discworld novel so far

Kind of struggled to finish this one. It had some funny moments, but it really didn't reel me in like Discworld usually does.

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  • Paul Swanson
  • 07/12/2017

Aussieness and wizards, could not be more perfect

Two worlds of fantacy colide with elements of Australian culture and the sublime storytelling of Terry Pratchett. Rincewind the Wizard is a charcter we love. Nigel Planer makes you feel like you are in the center of an epic adventure.

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  • Martina Barnett
  • 10/05/2016

Love the story!

This is still one of my favourite Terry Pratchett stories. I like Nigel Planet's interpretation of the characters too.

A shame about the sound quality though. I would wish for a better recording.

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  • Pam
  • 09/12/2015

The Last Continent

I enjoy Terry Pratchett's Discworld series very much. That said, in parts I find this book drags a bit, as if there is too much in it.
However, I will read/listen to it again sometime. This is about the 4th time I've either listened to or read this book.

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  • Katherine
  • 09/12/2012

Always enjoyable.

If you love TP, you will thoroughly enjoy this rendition of The Last Continent. As Aussies, we doubly appreciate TP's salute to Vegemite and Waltzing Matilda, and smile wryly at Nigel Planer's attempts at an Aussie accent. Cheers Mate.

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  • Simmons
  • 01/12/2012

The Origins of Australian Icons

Once again full of laughter out loud even on your own. Love Terry Pratchett's sense of humour and realistic view of the world. Make sure your sense of humour is open to the subtle bits. A total delight!

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  • Ian
  • 01/08/2012

Well performed, but story a bit try-hard in places

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

In general, there are plenty of laughs and digs, but this book trips up the formula - poke fun at things/ideas - and ends up trying too hard to make everyone else look silly. Mr Pratchett, in this book, proves to be a mixture of politically correct romantic on the one side, and ardent rationalist on the other. I've enjoyed his books till now, and hadn't noticed this tension before, but it definitely detracted from my enjoyment, to the point where I would feel like jumping forward in the recording, just to avoid his, once again, bludgeoning to death of some idea that he obviously doesn't like. It seems far from open-minded, and I'll probably think twice before I buy another of his more recent books.
The performance is, as always, nicely done by Nigel Planer, who I could easily listen to for hours ... as I just did!

Would you recommend The Last Continent to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not, though happily there are many other Pratchett books that I would recommend :)

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  • Des
  • 11/07/2010

Typical Pratchett

a good Pratchett book

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  • Anna
  • 06/08/2016

Hiliarious and brilliant

One of my top 5 favourite Discworld books, strongly influenced no doubt by the hilarious narration of Nigel Planer. He captures the Exian essence brilliantly and once again is a voice I cannot disassociate from Rincewind. He IS Rincewind! Absolutely hilarious book, I listen to it often and still can't help the giggles.

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