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Publisher's Summary

Arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig never believed his crimes were hanging offenses, until he found himself with a noose around his neck, dropping through a trap door, and falling into...a government job? Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be an impossible task. Worse, the new Postmaster could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, money-hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head, Mr. Reacher Gilt. But it says on the building 'Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Glo m Of Ni t'...Inspiring words (admittedly, some of the bronze letters have been stolen), and for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight. And if the bold and impossible are what's called for, he'll do it; to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and deliver that invaluable commodity that everyone requires: hope.
©2004 Terry Pratchett (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

Audie Award Finalist, Fiction (unabridged), 2005
"Thanks to the timely subject matter and Pratchett's effervescent wit, this 29th Discworld novel may capture more of the American audience he deserves." (Publishers Weekly)
"Instead of revisiting old characters, Pratchett again takes on the task of further rounding out his already beautifully imagined Discworld, doing it with his usual blending of good laughs and unexpected depths." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert W on 02-06-05

Finally on AUDIBLE!!!

First off this book is incredible and very much in the "City Watch" realhm of Terry Prachett's Discworld. Regular Discworld readers will know what I mean.

The sense of irony and the parallel between today's phyiscal mail systems and the internet debacles are crystal clear.

You have it all embezzlement, murder, blackmail and the birth of stamp collecting.

Terry Pratchett is that rarest of authors, the one who gets beter and better with each outing.

My only regret is I didn't wait before buying the CD release of this book. After all who wants to both with CD when you can have it all on an IPOD.

Also, please forgive any typos,my screen keeps jumping.

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25 of 25 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tim on 08-07-09

New readers start here....Buy this book!

I've been a Pratchett fan most of my life and he has only gotten better over time. His more recent books especially those which feature Moist Von Lipwig and Commander Vimes are especially brilliant. I may have listened to this book a dozen times over the years. It's funny at multiple levels with cleverly drawn and complex characters, mixed with marvelous satire on our society. If you are new to Pratchett, start here...then go on to Making Money, the back to back sequel which is (if that's even possible) even better. The narration also demands hearty praise. Stephen Briggs has narrated the more recent Pratchett books, he brings wonderful voices and humor to what is already terrifically funny writing. If you are already a fan of Pratchett this rendition of one of his best books will make your day.

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