Thief of Time : Discworld

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
  • Series: Discworld
  • 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. On Discworld that is the job of the highly capable Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time, for the monk Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd. For if the perfect clock starts ticking, Time, as we know it, will stop. And then the trouble will really begin.Subtle, sly, thought-provoking, and hilarious, Thief of Time is Terry Pratchett at his best.This multi-voice production features Christopher Cazenove, Gabrielle de Cuir, Karesa McElheny, John Rubinstein, and Stefan Rudnicki, with a guest appearance by Harlan Ellison.Browse more novels of Discworld.


What the Critics Say

"It's time to discover one of the funniest, most literate, and most thought-provoking authors writing today." (
"This delightful production keeps the listener spellbound." (AudioFile)
"Think J.R.R. Tolkien with a sharper, more satiric edge." (Houston Chronicle)


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My first and one of my favorites

This audio book was my introduction to Terry Pratchett and was one of the first books we purchased from Audible when we joined over a decade ago. This recording made me fall in love with Mr. Pratchett, and since then I've greedily devoured nearly everything else he's written. This story is one of my favorites, and I have replayed it at least half a dozen times over the years. Very enjoyable.
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- Christopher

A bit hard to follow

another great story from Terry Pratchett, marred only by the odd mix off talented actors who read one another's parts.
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- Teddy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2002
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books