• Interesting Times

  • Discworld, Book 17
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Series: Discworld, Book 17
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (186 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Interesting Times, the seventeenth novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, finds the planet's oldest empire in the midst of bitter turmoil after the publication of the revolutionary treatise What I Did on My Holidays. Workers, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes, are joining forces against old warlords, spreading violence throughout Discworld's ancient cities. All that stands in the way of total destruction are 3 decidedly non-heroic creatures: Rincewind, the world's dumbest wizard; Cohen the Barbarian, who stands 5 feet tall in his surgical sandals; and a very special butterfly.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1994; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul Swanson on 05-15-17

As always in the disc world spectacular listening!

Listening to Neigel Planer narrate Interesting Times is as wonderful as witnessing a flash of octarine light in person. The characters come to life as if by magic, or as Rincewind would have it by complete coincidence. I find myself running to the next book. Thank you!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alice on 08-19-16

loved it!

great story, a must for people who like the color of magic and light fantastic.

Nigel Planer's narrating is perfect!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Clare on 03-30-11

Interesting Times, Good Times

There are just too many things I love about this story. It makes me laugh and smile and cry and want to kill the bad guys. It also shows how much like warfare teaching really is. The organised and polite rebellion is delightfully sweet and completely ridiculous. And just when things couldn?t get any worse here comes the world?s worst wizard and a hoard of (silver) barbarians. Not to mention there?s always the butterfly?.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bethany Black on 04-03-15

Great story shame about the sound quality

The sound quality is patchy (and not just the decision to put loads of reverb on the stuff in asterisks). But an excellent book well performed.

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By Calin on 08-08-15

Wonderful book and great narrator

I adore the Discworld novels, and this one was particularly good. The ever pessimistic Rincewind stars again alongside a brilliant Genghis Cohen and his Silver Horde. In general, I prefer the Vimes stories to the Rincewind ones, but I thoroughly enjoyed 'Interesting Times'. The story was told very well, with distinct voices for each character and lively and engaging narration. Some of the geriatric barbarians were sometimes difficult to distinguish from one another, as were some of the characters from the Empire. I also thought the voice of Death could have been better done, and the footnotes were occasionally hard to understand. Overall though, excellent!

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