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Making Money

A Discworld Novel

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""Outlandish fun. . . . Balances satire, knockabout farce and close observation of human — and non-human — foibles with impressive dexterity and deceptive ease. The result is another ingenious entertainment from the preeminent comic fantasist of our time.” — Washington Post

Moist von Lipwig returns in Making Money (the 36th book in the Discworld series and second in the Moist von Lipwig collection). Condemned prisoner turned postal worker extraordinaire, Moist is now in charge of a different branch of the government: overseeing the printing of Ankh-Morpork’s first paper currency. This new audiobook recording is narrated by Richard Coyle (Moist von Lipwig in the television adaptation of Going Postal), with Golden Globe award-winning actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) reading the footnotes, and Peter Serafinowicz (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace) starring as the voice of Death.

Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at all. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real money. Vetinari wants Moist to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that perhaps it will no longer cost considerably more than a penny to make a penny.

Moist doesn't want the job. However, a request from Ankh-Morpork's current ruling tyrant isn't a ""request"" per se, more like a ""once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough."" So Moist will just have to learn to deal with elderly Royal Bank chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her two loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint manager, and a chief clerk who's probably a vampire. But he'll soon be making lethal enemies as well as money, especially if he can't figure out where all the gold has gone.

The Discworld novels can be read in any order but the other books in the Moist von Lipwig collection include:

Going PostalRaising Steam