Series: Discworld #9
Published by Transworld Publishers Limited on February 5th 2002
Narrator: NIgel Planner
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Satire, Young Adult
Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad...at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe.
But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!
This took me forever to listen to! Not because I did not like it but because I loved it so much that I kept rewinding the audio.
Before going to sleep at night I would rewind and giggle until I finally passed out. My hubby would ask me nearly every night what was so funny and we would chorus “Terry Pratchett”. He’s just that good!
The Rincewind books have not been my favorite and I had not read this one in quite some time, so liking it THIS much really took me by surprise. I actually rewound and rewound and rewound again for over a month! It just has so many great one liners and such fabulous characters that I could not stop listening. And honestly, did not want to.
I really liked the ending to this one too. It’s this kind of thing that I love about Terry Pratchett. He takes an idea and twists it on its head and every single time I think to myself “Why didn’t I think of that?” because the ideas are amazing. The way he thinks and takes a thought and twists it and turns it onto its head is amazing and keeps me going back for more and more.
This book was really short but had a few of the characters from the past. And I haven’t read Interesting Times in quite a while so I’m curious where Rincewind is going to wind up next. Now I want to know where as with the first two I was curious but not enough to dive for audible to download the next books.
In short: This is my favorite so far. Which is amazing because Guards, Guards definitely has the bar set high.