Thief Of Time

Thief Of Time : (Discworld Novel 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).show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • 124 x 142 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 055215427X
  • 9780552154277
  • 394,488

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.show more

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"'Terry Pratchett is one of the great inventors of secondary - or imaginative or alternative - worlds. He is not derivative. He is too strong...He has the real energy of the primary storyteller'" * The Times * "'In a better world he would be acclaimed as a great writer rather than a merely successful one...This is the best Pratchett I've read...Ought to be a strong contender for The Booker Prize'" * Sunday Telegraph * "'Reads with all the polished fluency and sure-footed pacing that have become Pratchett's hallmarks over the years'" * The Times On Saturday *show more

Back cover copy

'People have been messing around with time ever since there were people. Wasting it, killing it, sparing it, making it up. People's heads were made to play with time.' But time isn't a toy to be played with. It's bigger than all of us. It exists outside the artificial and arbitrary divisions into which humankind has presumptuously shoehorned it. It needs to elastic. To understand truly, you have to see time as the most important resource we have. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. Because when time stands still, everything stops with it. Then, there really is no future. And where would we be without one of those? 'Reads with all the polished fluency and sure-footed pacing that have become Pratchett's hallmarks over the years' The Times 'Enormously entertaining and contains more wry observations than you can shake a Heinkel at' Daily Telegraphshow more

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"'Reads with all the polished fluency and sure-footed pacing that have become Pratchett's hallmarks over the years'"show more

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4 38% (17,578)
3 16% (7,321)
2 2% (837)
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