Raising Steam : Discworld

  • von Terry Pratchett
  • Sprecher: Stephen Briggs
  • Serie: Discworld
  • 12 Std. 24 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town.
Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.



Advance Praise for Raising Steam

“A spectacular novel, and a gift from a beloved writer to his millions of fans. . . . A tremendous synthesis of everything that makes Pratchett one of the world’s most delightful writers.”
    —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

“From the first, the novels demonstrated Pratchett's eye for telling detail and the absurdities of the human condition. . . . He remains one of the most consistently funny writers around; a master of the stealth simile, the time-delay pun and the deflationary three-part list. . . . I could tell which of my fellow tube passengers had downloaded it to their e-readers by the bouts of spontaneous laughter.”
    —Ben Aaronovitch, The Guardian

"Terry Pratchett’s creation is still going strong after 30 years. . . . Most aficionados, however, will be on the look-out for in-jokes and references from previous novels—of which there is no shortage. Discworld’s success, like that of Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster stories, has never been driven by the plots. . . . It is at the level of the sentence that Pratchett wins his fans.”
    —Andrew McKie,  The Times (London)

Praise for Terry Pratchett

“Terry Pratchett may still be pegged as a comic novelist, but . . . he’s a lot more. In his range of invented characters, his adroit storytelling, and his clear-eyed acceptance of humankind’s foibles, he reminds me of no one in English literature as much as Geoffrey Chaucer. No kidding.”
    —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

“Given his prolificacy and breezy style, it’s easy to underestimate Pratchett. . . .  He’s far more than a talented jokesmith, though. His books are almost always better than they have to be.”
    —Michael Berry,  San Francisco Chronicle

“Nonstop wit. . . . Pratchett is a master of juggling multiple plotlines and multiplying punchlines.”
    —Ken Barnes,  USA Today


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Mässiger Discworld Roman

Vielleicht liegt es auch ein wenig daran, dass ich mit "Eisenbahnergeschichten" nicht so viel anfangen kann. "Raising Steam" hat mir von den Discworld Romanen bislang am wenigsten gefallen, die Geschichte empfand ich als nicht sehr spannend (und sehr politisch korrekt)/ witzig. Lesens/ hörenswert ist es aufgrund von Pratchetts Schreibstil dennoch.
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- Stephan Heyl

Gute Geschichte, super Sprecher

Wieder eine gute Geschichte von Terry Pratchett. Allerdings fand ich sie doch etwas langatmig. Könnte aber auch daran liegen, dass ich eher unregelmäßig gehört habe.
Der Sprecher ist wie immer einsame Spitze!
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- Fiona

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 18.03.2014
  • Verlag: Random House Audio