Making Money : Discworld

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Stephen Briggs
  • Series: Discworld
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's an offer you can't refuse. Who would not wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door? It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long. The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire. There's something nameless in the cellar (and the cellar itself is pretty nameless), and it turns out that the Royal Mintruns at a loss. A 300-year-old wizard is after his girlfriend, and he's about to be exposed as a fraud, but the Assassins Guild might get to him first. In fact, lots of people want him dead. Oh...and every day he has to take the Chairman for walkies. Everywhere he looks, he's making enemies. What he should be doing is...Making Money!

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Terry Pratchett - writer and now prophet...

How did he do it? Terry Pratchett spins another magical tale from the Diskworld, featuring the highly reformed conman Moist Von Lipwig, lashings of Lord Vetinari and the usual list of wastrels, liars and love interests, the latter in the form of a golem and the lovely Miss Dearheart, she of the never-extinguished cigarette. The theme of the book is a bank system which runs on belief and confidence, without which it will fail...does this sound somewhat topical? Terry Pratchett drives the narrative along with plenty comedy and action, and a huge accolade must go to Stephen Briggs. This man must have been born in Ankh Morpork, he sounds so comfortable with the place. His range of voices never fails to match the characters and he draws the scenes in the listener's mind in satisfying detail. In Moist, Terry Pratchett has created a wonderfully reluctant hero whose greatest asset is a huge barrowload of people skills; at times, he almost matches Vetinari, but of course, that is always an unwise thing to attempt. No reservations about this book; put on the headphones and wander the streets of Ankh Morpork and beyond. It is a beguiling journey.
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- Alan Harris

Great fun

Going Postal was the first Pratchett book I read/listened to, and having found it laugh out loud funny was keen to listen to the follow-up 'Making Money'. It has not disappointed and I am currently listening to it for a third time. While new to the cast of Pratchett characters, Moist Von Lipwig & Adorabelle Dearheart have quickly become some of my favourites (although they can't displace Vimes or Granny Weatherwax or Sgt Colon or Lord Vetinari...). I just wish Mr Groat & his sulphurous trousers had made a reappearance, however, I digress. Terry Pratchett's way with words is marvellous as are his descriptions of characters & situations. While on the surface he always tells an entertaining, slightly over-the-top story, there is always something deep & meaningful to think about - I love this kind of challenge. The sound quality is excellent as is the narration by Stephen Briggs. Highly recommended - but don't try it if you take yourself too seriously.
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- Carol

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-01-2008
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks