more of Terry's brilliant satire
Deeper insight into what makes Vimes tick
Nigel Planner is whom we have grown to expect. The problem with Briggs is the constant pauses and breath catching that detracts from the story. His accents and voices are not good but do improve as the book moves along
no....this is a book you listen to small batches so you don't miss the insights and jokes
The story and Stephen Briggs are FANTASTIC.
If you like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you'll love Terry Pratchett. Satirical humor at its finest.
I love anything with Lord Ventinari, and this book gives us a snapshot of his youth I very much enjoyed.
The lilacs. Tears.
The audio quality is dreadful. It had to have been converted directly from analog to digital with no kind of remastering, because you can hear the hiss of the tape and it only gets louder when the volume is turned up. I loved the story enough that I didn't care, but if that sort of thing bothers you, this is one to read instead of listen to.
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
The recording quality of this book was so poor I returned it. I love Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs narration is good, as always. Unfortunately, I think this particular recording needs to be redone or somehow a better master needs to be found. It is not up to Audible's normal quality. Very disappointing.
I really wanted to listen to this on an international flight but the sound was so horrible that I could not even listen to it. It sounds like someone recorded a 78 RPM record with a 1980s tape recorder. I tried for 20 minutes and had to give up.