Pyramids

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Pyramids
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (abridged);
Nigel Planer (unabridged);
TBC (new)
Cover artistJosh Kirby
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish
SeriesDiscworld
Release number
7
GenreFantasy
PublisherGollancz/Corgi
Publication date
1989-06-15
Preceded byWyrd Sisters 
Followed byGuards! Guards! 

Blurb

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

Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Pteppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected. It’s hard to fulfil your obligations to the ancestors with a depleted treasury that is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father.

He’d had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassins’ Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not cover running a kingdom and basic financial acumen…

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2012-05-13 The Turtle Moves Unknown N/A
2015-11-08 Radio Morpork "An Assassin's Creed" radiomorpork.wordpress.com
2018-03-08 Pratchat "Ten Points to Viper House" pratchatpodcast.com
2019-05-15 The Death of Podcasts DOP 07 aalgar.com
2019-08-28 Wyrd Sisters "Pyramids" wyrdsisters.podbean.com
2019-12-08 Desert Island Discworld Alan Trotter and Pyramids desertislanddiscworld.com
2020-06-07 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret "Not For Internal Use" (1/3) thetruthshallmakeyefret.com
2020-06-14 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret "That Won't Keep My Pyramids Flaring" (2/3) thetruthshallmakeyefret.com
2020-06-21 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret "Allegory, And This Time I Mean It" (3/3) thetruthshallmakeyefret.com
2020-06-24 The Compleat Discography TCD 08 compleatdiscography.page
2020-09-18 Who Watches the Watch "Snake House" (1/3) pinecast.co
2020-09-26 Who Watches the Watch "Wet Arse Pyramids" (2/3) pinecast.co
2020-10-03 Who Watches the Watch "History is Just Father Issues" (3/3) pinecast.co
2021-07-26 Disc Coverers DCP 07 anchor.fm
2021-09-26 Stuck on Arrakis "Discworld Book Seven" buzzsprout.com
2021-10-13 The Disc-Course "Dad I'd Like to Pity" (1/6) shows.acast.com
2021-10-27 The Disc-Course "Spend Less on Pyramids" (2/6) shows.acast.com
2021-11-10 The Disc-Course "Fine Counterweight Continent" (3/6) shows.acast.com
2021-11-24 The Disc-Course "Introducing Topics of Amusing Discourse" (4/6) shows.acast.com
2021-12-08 The Disc-Course "The Kingdom Owners' Association" (5/6) shows.acast.com
2021-12-22 The Disc-Course "Afterlife of the Author" (6/6) shows.acast.com
2021-12-08 Nanny Ogg's Book Club "Pyramids" fireside.fm

Other appearances

Episodes where there's significant discussion of the book, but it's not the focus of the episode.

Date Show Episode External link
2012-12-18 The Pratchett Podcast TPP 14[1] thepratchettpodcast.wordpress.com[2]
2021-08-05 Fiction Fans "Smuggler's Fortune & Pyramids" fictionfanspodcast.com

Adaptations

To be added: audiobooks.

External links

Footnotes

  1. This episode also includes co-host Rhys's thoughts on Sourcery, having missed the deadline to read it for the previous episode.
  2. Post with info only; audio no longer available.