Pyramids
Terry Pratchett

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Narrated By: Nigel Planer

Duration: 9 hours and 8 minutes

What to expect

'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you.'

Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country whose largesse - and indeed treasury - is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. And particularly when your only visible means of support is a recently acquired qualification from the Guild of Assassins where running a kingdom and basic financial acumen were not prerequisites for course entry...

Genre

Fantasy, Modern & contemporary fiction, Comic (humorous) fantasy, Epic fantasy / heroic fantasy, Contemporary fantasy, Humorous fiction, Satirical fiction & parodies, Adventure fiction

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