Sam Vimes of the City Watch goes back to his beat copper roots when he travels to the tragic past of Ankh-Morpork to catch a criminal and save his future! Night Watch may be Discworld's darkest novel (Night Watch is an appropriate title on multiple levels) yet it still retains Pratchett's patented, silly humor, chocked full of metaphors and acuity. This book holds some of his most insightful looks into humanity, using a fully fleshed out and beautifully funny world as a fun house mirror of our own. Stephen Briggs performance as narrator is stellar. I would recommend this book and series to anyone.
Probably my favorite story ever, at the very least it's in my top five. Definitely my favorite by Pratchett. I would argue that this was the crown jewel of the Discworld series.
I loved it!!!
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Same Vimes. He is everything a protagonist should be in my opinion. He is tired, he is slightly grumpy, he is just trying to get through the day and things keep messing up. He does not waver, he does not give up, he is not this brash hero, he is just a guy trying to get things done so he can go home and get some sleep.
When Vimes's son is born and there is a moment between Carcer and Vimes and Vetinari every time it gets me, so many emotions, all really good ones.
Just to clarify, I quite like the reading, it's just that the audio quality is very bothersome. The novel itself is excellent, though I'd recommend paying attention to the wording. Some puns are easier to notice on paper.
The story was witty and entertaining as can be expected from Mr. Pratchett, and the performance was top rate too. The problem is the audio quality is terrible. It sounds like it was recorded on a portable cassette player from 1982.
Night Watch gives a compelling and wonderfully crafted tale of how Commander Vimes became the copper we meet back in Guards! Guards!
It's set when Vimes was just a Lance Constable and fresh in the Watch. Commander Vimes journeys backwards in time. The Novel overall is very breathtakingly detailed and gives rare look at many of our beloved characters in their youth. A Young Nobby, Sgt. Colon, Vetinari and so on. and overall creates a balance of serious character struggles and laughter in typical Pratchett form