Avid reader. Baker. Musician. Did I say avid reader?
I think this is one of Pratchett's best stories - excellent characters, excellent story, lots going on but his usual insightful mix of craziness and satire
I really love seeing the young Vetinari in this book
Stephen Briggs is ALWAYS brilliant
I absolutely love the Watch series- they've become my go-to listens for the daily commute and Stephen Briggs' narration is some of the best I've ever heard. Unfortunately, the recording quality on Night Watch is really, really terrible. It frequently sounds like the speakers are trapped in a tin can that's been muffled by a pillow. At times the sound is so bad that I've had to check back in the physical book just to make out a character's words. What makes this especially disappointing is the fact that Briggs only reads about half of the Vimes series (Nigel Planer just isn't the same) so I feel a little cheated... Still though, the story itself is great- if you're looking for smart humor, clever plot lines and some surprisingly profound commentary on human nature I'd suggest checking the book out of your local library first. Then, if you love it as much as I do, putting up with the less than ideal listening experience will probably be worth it.
A great story that is well read but unfortunately the quality of the recording is abysmal. There is a lot of background noise and the volume is erratic. This detracts from an excellent story.
Speaking as a Pratchett fan who's favourite stories are about the Night Watch, this is the best of the lot. I would thoroughly recommend this to a fellow fan or to someone new to the author.
If you have read the previous Night Watch books you will get more out of it but is stands on it's own and it stands out. Excellent story, funny and easy going and all enhanced by a very very good narrator.
Night Watch is the the best of the Discworld Novels. It just works on so many levels, and features Cmdr. Vimes, Watch History, History Monks, and a story that will grab your heart. I love the whole series, but especially the Watch related books, and this IS the best of the best.
This is one of the best Disk World books. Most of them are light comedy. This one has the comedy for sure, but also has a much deeper human story. I had to say wow when it was done. A very satisfying read. I will certainly be listening to it again.
Mr. Pratchett does it again. I love his quippy British flair and his sly humor
The book is great, good story, funny. Typical Terry Pratchett. The quality of this recording is awful. I'm upset I payed 30 bucks for it.
Night Watch is the Discworld story at its finest. Watch Commander His Grace the Duke of Ankh Sir Samuel Vimes is literally up a tower arresting a psychopathic murderer when he is shoved 30 years back in time. His adventures and experiences fill in a lot of the history of Ankh-Morpork and the effect Sam Vimes has had on the city.
This story is Terry Prachett at his story-telling best. The only distraction is the seriously poor quality of the audio. It isn't the narration itself - just the tinny sound throughout. I certainly hope this can be remastered so that it gives this great story the audio quality it deserves.
wife,mother, hard worker... and lover of romance and wit
I love anything Terry Pratchett that includes Sam Vimes.
Sam Vimes, Mr Vimes, Commander Vimes, the Duke of Ank, and Blackboard Monitor Vimes = the best copper in any time (past or present)
not to spoil any thing but this book falls in between the life of the old Sam ( the drunk washed up old copper) and the new sam (husband and father, lord, and commander of the city watch)
while chasing a really nasty bad guy, Sam falls through a magical field and into his own troubled past.
with the help of the time monks Sam must teach himself (past sam) what it means to be a copper, catch the bad guy, straighten out history, and get home to his wife and soon to be born child... no problem, all he has to do is be himself... if only he could get a hard boiled egg too
great book...good narration.... fun series