While I wondered at first if this book would verge too far toward fantasy toward my tastes (time travel, monks, etc.), these aspects of the story were actually a refreshing framing device used to introduce us to a young Sam Vimes and tell an origin story worthy of the watch series. Sam Vimes especially becomes a fully developed character during this book, giving him much more dimensionality than his "do-your-duty" motivations in previous works. Superb.
One of the best Discworld Books. The audio quality varies a bit which is distracting. The narrator is excellent like always.
Terry Pratchett delivered an amazing disc world story. It is fast paced and gripping with a bit of a twist. I didn't want the story to end.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book as a teenager and enjoyed listening to it again just now. The readers performance is very good. It is just that the sound quality of the recording is so bad that it makes it difficult to understand him from time to time. It all sounds very flat.
The reader does a very good job of speaking the roles of each character.
The beloved Sam Vimes shows us that no matter the situation, he will always be as Vimes-y a man as he can be. Pratchett's trademark whitt and classic writing style make this story my absolute favorite, closely followed by Lords and Ladies. I just love the books where a character gets to shine!