This is a great book -- buy it in paperback, ebook, hardcover, but avoid the audiobook. It sounds like the narrator was six feet underground speaking through a poorly operating bullhorn. I've read literally hundreds of audiobooks and none have been as poorly produced as this was. Don't * buy * it.
The production quality is a bit shoddy. Briggs is fabulous, the mixing is not. I really enjoyed the story, though, as usual.
Great story. Horrid audio, as Audible advises. But the story outweighs the poor audio. With the listen. one of the best discworld stories.
Great story by Pratchett, fantasy/comedy hybrid for a great book. I'm somewhat partial to pratchett as I've always loved his work but the narator can kill a book in audio format. Briggs brings it home nicely.
If you like fantasy adventure books I'd recomend this as well as the rest of the watch storyline from Pratchett's discworld series, look for briggs on naration!
I simply cannot get used to Briggs' narration style. He manages to speed read the entire book. Pauses are not his forte but shouting angrily is. His style exhausts me.
If you've listened to any of the Discworld audiobooks, you know Stephen Briggs. He IS the voice(s) of Discworld. My problem with this recording is its uneven nature. Volume shifts between chapters, sometimes it sounds like the sound is far away from the speaker. It's like someone held up a microphone to a tape recorder, so what we get is second-hand, at best. I expect more from Audible.
its one the best books in series. Stephen Briggs is amazing as a narrator. But the quality of recording is poor.
same book downloaded via audible.de has better quality of sound