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By Glen Phipps on 12-12-03

Good things in small packages.

Despite having this in print, I avoided purchasing the audiobook for a long time because of its shortness and because I had it in my mind that this is one of his lesser works - it is not. Pratchett's limitless command of the English language, his razor sharp world view and martini-dry sense of humor should make him a national treasure. It may only be 3-1/2 hours long, but you will never find a more superbly crafted 3-1/2 hours. Who else could cover the big bang, governemnt, religion, the fall of Troy, and what to do with with a half naked parrot in 3-1/2 hours? Like the previous reviewer, I laughed out loud during my commute.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

By Melisa on 02-06-06

Ah, Pratchett

I almost didn't download this one because it is much shorter than the other Discworld novels. After listening to all the others, I decided to go ahead and try it. I'm so glad I did. This book is a little gem in the Discworld crown. Better even than some of the longer ones. Get it. It's worth it.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

By Sunshine Reader on 11-30-08


The story was great and Briggs' performance was excellent.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

By Christina on 05-01-15

Rincewind saves the day!

The only problem with this story is that it's too short and I want to know what happens next! Rincewind is my favorite anti hero. He always wins if only because he has perfected the art of running away.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

By Marcie Rodriguez on 01-06-11

Short but fantastic.

I love to listen and wonder what he is going to parody next! I particularly liked the Helen of Troy and Trojan war references. Hilarious!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

By Olaf on 06-21-16

Great Story, but short

I did not realize how short this book was when I spent a credit on it. Alas, it made me laugh quite a bit.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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