Summary

It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability. And then you've got to deal with all these assassins, sphinxes, huge wooden horses, mad high priests, philosophers, sacred crocodiles, gods, marching mummies, jobbing pyramid builders and Hat, the Vulture-Headed God of Unexpected Guests.
And all you really wanted was the chance to do something for young people and the inner cities.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
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©1989 Terry Pratchett and Lynn Pratchett (P)1997 ISIS Publishing Ltd.
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"There's no end to the wacky wonders...No fantasy is as consistently, inventively mad...wild and wonderful." (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 19-09-15

"Going Forth is Easy..."

The narration was excellent as always.

The story humorous and yet thought provoking, but don't let that put you off... You can still listen to it is you just want something you can listen to with out thinking. 😊

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4 out of 5 stars
By Johannes on 13-04-13

Great stand-alone

As much a part of the Discworld series that this is, it's great as a stand-alone book to start off with if you want an introduction to Terry Pratchett's very own style of comedy. The story itself is wonderful, full of quirky characters, epic mysteries, ancient civilisations and camels.



While I prefer Stephen Briggs as narrator for Terry Pratchett's books, Nigel Planer does a good job of portraying different characters, subtly changing dialects. The quality of the recording is sadly a bit lacking with a flat sound that sometimes inexplicably slows down for entire chapters.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Stephen Pick on 24-03-15

Audio is variable

This is a great book well read, but beware the audio quality is all over the place. I know it's a 'vintage recording' but that doesn't excuse a good chunk of it being (ironically given the subject of the book) recorded at the wrong speed. Planer sounds drunkenly slow at times and speeds up again just as you've acclimatised to it. I've no doubt it was like this in the original release, and it's become no less disappointing since then considering how trivial it'd be to fix.

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4 out of 5 stars
By milla on 09-04-13

Another Great Pratchett in Need of Clean-Up

Where does Pyramids rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Above average in terms of performance. Fantastic in terms of story, and below average in terms of audio quality.

What other book might you compare Pyramids to and why?

Along the lines of Moving Pictures, also by Pratchett.

Which character – as performed by Nigel Planer – was your favorite?

You Bastard, the Discworld's foremost mathematician.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh and cringe. Funny book, and absorbing, but the audio quality, like most of the early recordings of Pratchett's books, sounds as thought it was transferred from audio tape.

Any additional comments?

One of Planer's better recitals, but needs an audio clean-up. Worth getting though!

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