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The Monks of History live in a Tibetan sort of area known as "enlightenment country." Their job: "to see that tomorrow happens at all." A mysterious Lady wants time-obsessed Jeremy Clockson to build a totally accurate glass clock. It will trap time and stop it, eliminating humanity's irritating unpredictability. This would make the Auditors, who observe the universe and enforce the rules governing it, very happy. It would also put Death out of a job, which the Grim Reaper isn't happy about. Fortunately, the History Monks have encountered this situation before; in fact, Lu Tze, the Sweeper, has personally dealt with it before. Even better, he has a new, gifted apprentice, Lobsang Ludd, the "thief of time." This time, they'll stop trouble before it can start! To add chaos to the mix, there's the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse--the one who quit before they became famous.
Although there are 25 other Discworld novels and many of the characters appeared first in previous books, you don't need to have read even one to enjoy The Thief of Time. (If you're the sort of reader who hates to miss any references, you might want to track down a copy of The Discworld Companion.) As a bonus, this book is a painless introduction to what quantum physics says about the nature of time. --Nona Vero --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Tony Robinson is the only reader for me for Terry Pratchetts inspired lunacy. I know they are abridged which is usually a "non starter" for me but I remembered Tony from... Read morePublished 10 months ago by C J Royal
I think this is a fascinating CD, ingenious plot, elegantly told where all the loose ends tie up gracefully in the end. Highly recommended.Published on Dec 27 2006 by Amazon Customer
Terry Pratchett delivers again! Another saterical tale that will leave you both laughing your ass off, and pondering the mysteries of time. An excellent read. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2003 by C. Morgan
I needed something to waste time on during a 12-hour drive, so I picked this audio-recording up at the library. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003 by Jocelyn E. Mathis
I have read every Terry Pratchett Discworld book there is to date.
Thief of Time as a book is great but Thief of Time as a audio book is fantastic. Read more
I am an absolute Pratchett fan, I thought this book was as good as any other he has written, witty and gripping, it's another of those books that you just can't put downPublished on June 7 2002 by Monkey man
Jeremy, a clockmaker of Ankh-Morpork has just been commissioned by the odd-looking Lady LeJean to buid the first perfect, truly accurate clock, one that would render all others... Read morePublished on June 5 2002 by Stephanie Noverraz
Others have reviewed the plot and characters of this outstanding Discworld novel, THIEF OF TIME, so I want to stand back and admire Pratchett's skill with wrapping concepts into a... Read morePublished on June 1 2002 by Jenny Hanniver