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Thief of Time Audiobook

Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

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Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the 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 Lu Tze and his apprentice, Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone's problems.

Thief of Time comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes, villains, yetis, martial artists, and Ronnie, the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse (who left before they became famous).

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©2003 Terry and Lynn Pratchett; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    Ric 20/10/2016
    Ric 20/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant as usual"

    Terry Pratchett writes another intriguing tale and Steven Briggs gives his usual outstanding narration. There is little to fault anout this book except to say yhat when you are as good as Mr Pratchett you are held to a VERY high standard and he has written better stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John G 04/07/2016
    John G 04/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Much awsomeness"

    Another classic by Sir Terry, I would love to know where the originality of his ideas come from and very enlightening tale and a fine oration by Mr Briggs.

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    Peter 22/06/2016
    Peter 22/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "thanks terry. excellent narration."

    thanks terry! excellent narration. am i the only person who loves death?! hahaha cant wait to carry on with the series.

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    Aaron 20/05/2015
    Aaron 20/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Really great time"

    What an amazing adventure. I will remember this journey for a long time to come. Once again it was great to travel through the mind of a literary genius.

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    Gretta 26/02/2015
    Gretta 26/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome all round."

    I am reading the Pratchett in series order. This is the first Death book read by Stephen Briggs and even though his version of Death is different, I think I prefer Stephen's narration. Both Nigel and Stephen are very good narrators, Stephen's seem to be a more consistent quality in term of sound.

    This is by far my favourite in the Death series. You won't be disappointed with the story or the narration.

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  • Roanna
    24/05/16
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    "Highly Recommended"

    I've listened to this so many times and though I adore the story itself, the narration is excellent and really brings it alive. I would highly recommend this!

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  • Christy
    Canberra City, Australia
    25/03/13
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    "Light and fun"

    A very pleasant book to listen to while getting some exercise. Although apparently laughing while running is not a good idea. I almost fell off the treadmill.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Siri
    Tromsø, Norway
    26/10/14
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    "One of my faverits."

    I realy love this one. it has susen, death, and Time. realy good book and you should giv it a chans.

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  • Luc
    9/05/14
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    "Problematic characterisations disappoint"
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    This is one of my all time favourite Discworld books, and I've listened to Stephen Briggs and Tony Robinson read Pterry's books since for a long time. I was hesitant going into an audio version of 'Thief of Time', because so many of the gags are visual, but they mostly worked, which is great. What doesn't work is Briggs' corny and hackneyed "oriental" accents for the History Monks. When I first started listening, I was dismayed that I was listening to a Micky Rooney-esque yellow-face interpretation of these characters. To add insult to injury, Briggs doesn't seem able to maintain the atrociously bad accent, dropping in and out of various levels of awfulness. It was just plain sad and disappointing, and I don't know whether it was Briggs' decision, his director, or whose, but I spent most of the recording wishing it would stop. Bad. Just Bad.

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  • Lesley
    Bingley, United Kingdom
    9/12/11
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    "Brilliant -"

    clever and funny and compassionate and makes one's world somehow less cruel and stupid.
    God bless Sir Saint Terry. I have been an enthusiastic fan since I stumbled upon his 2nd book. He is the only author I bought in hard back in my lowly paid years. Little cash versus a wait - no contest.
    Anyhow and however, in print this had been one of my lower rated diskworld novels. As an audiobook it is in my top3.
    Stephen Briggs narration is clear and perfectly paced. The characters are "just right" for my imagination and well demarkated but unobtrusively so.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • J. Wordsworth
    Exeter, Devon, UK
    12/12/13
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    "Excellent narration of one of my favourite books"
    Would you listen to Thief of Time again? Why?

    Thief of Time has brilliant pacing and keeps your attention throughout. I enjoy sharing time with the monk Lu-Tze and it's always nice to hear more about Death and Susan. Along with the Auditors, Jeremy and the forgotten Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse, there is a great cast to gel with throughout this book.

    The plot revolves around the Auditors wanting to bring order to the universe in their own crazy way and contains a healthy amount of reflection of real-world culture in a humorous and fantasy style. Stephen Briggs is an excellent narrator and clearly has a strong bond with the Discworld universe which allows him to bring a fun and enthusiastic portrayal of the story to the audio book.


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  • Amazon Customer
    West Boldon, United Kingdom
    1/12/13
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    "time flies listening to this book"
    Would you listen to Thief of Time again? Why?

    It's been a little while since picking a discworld book and I'm so glad a picked this one. It's full off Terry pratchetts literal way of seeing the world. If you like the story's with death and Susan then you should love this one.


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  • ElltheCam
    Bingley, United Kingdom
    9/04/13
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    "Good read - brilliant listen -again and again."

    I love Terry Pratchett and have eagerly awaited and bought his books since his first paperback publication.

    Thought this was one of his better books and thoroughly enjoyed the reading but was astonished at how I got something different from the audiobook. In fact I got much more.

    Looking back getting this was a mistake because my spending on audiobooks then escalated.

    Stephen Briggs is an excellent Pratchett narrator and wish he could redo some of the previously recorded books. Nigel Planer was very good but the technology has improved noticeably. (plus I prefer S Briggs - his voice characterisation is closer to the characters in my imagination.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dh
    United Kingdom
    31/10/12
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    "Awesome"

    My favourite TP book, great themes and caricatures throughout. I love this book and have read it several times. Wanted to start again soon as I had finished it. Will definitely get my monies worth on this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Graeme W
    11/11/16
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    "full of hidden smiles"

    brilliant , kept me smiling all the way through, Terry's imagination never ceases to amaze me , and couldn't have been narrated by anyone better ,every character a wonder , loved every minute

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  • Joannerb
    8/11/16
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    "Terrible naration"

    I love the disc world novels and laugh out loud all the time reading the books, yet I hardly cracked a smile.
    The narrator has no concept of comedy timing and frequently the pace of delivery was fast for no apparent reason.
    He uses the same 3 voices for multiple characters which was very annoying and distracting.

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  • Mr. James A. Flinders
    Nottingham, UK
    2/11/16
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    "One of my favourites"

    I've read this book several times. Always enjoy it. Lu Tze is one of my favourite minor characters in the Discworld. And any book with Death and Susan is a good book imo.

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  • malcolm
    16/10/16
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    "actually better than reading it"

    its Terry Pratchett

    its as good as ever

    just listen, enjoy. and get strange looks on the train as you sit and giggle

    nuff said

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  • Jonathan
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    1/10/16
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    "Always a pleasure to listen again"

    Pratchett's books have that comfortable rereadability that makes them so pleasant. This is a cracking high concept story which I've paper read twice and listened to once and really could just start from the beginning again, characters like old friends.

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