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Publisher's Summary

If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel. Browse more novels of Discworld.
(P)ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1989; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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By Glen Phipps on 04-27-07

The best satire available

I just started listening to the series again, for the umpteenth time, and I noticed that this is the novel where Pratchett really hits his stride. His earlier novels are extremely good, but they don't have quite the edge of this one. It's worth a listen just for the secret password scene at the beginning of the novel.

What's really mind boggling is to think that his wit and gift for language just keep getting better in each book. By the time he reaches Going Postal, which I think is #29 in the series (how often does anyone write 29 books, let alone 29 excellent books), you're not so much reading as admiring a truly jaw-dropping performance.

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By Paul on 04-21-03

A dragon story that won't drag on!

Metaphor never had it so good! Brilliantly read, clever, funny and engaging. I wanted start it over as soon as I was done.

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By Panji on 10-11-17

Good fun

This follows the sub-plot of the city watch guards. I haven't read much Pratchett but I think this was a good place to start. Had some good laughs and there was some good satire.

Narrator is also very enjoyable to listen to.

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