loved the story, so many things That I won't share because, "spoilers!". If you can endure the audio quality going in and out very few chapters, buy it!
A great story with a great narrator, but it sounds like it was ripped from a irregularly worn set of cassettes found in a library's giveaway bin. I really wish Isis Audio had taken better care of its masters.
Due to the age of the recording, there is a lot of hiss. And it could use to be remastered as the levels change dramatically when switching from one recorded segment to another. The story is as great as ever and only makes me miss Pratchett more. Such a great mind and wit.
I have read most of the Discworld books but wanted to revisit and decided to try the Audible version. Whether you are new to the Discworld or re-visiting these Audible narrations by Nigel Planer are OUTSTANDING! I can't recommend them/him enough.
The different accents were so distinct and so consistent...you always knew who was "talking" in the book by his great execution.
He needs to do more books outside of this series
It's a classic Sam Vimes story by Pratchett.
As with all of Pratchett's work, there's an underlying moral delivered to us gift wrapped in satirical goodness.
Having listened to Stephen Brigg's presentation of these characters, I can't help but feel that Planer missed the essence of these personalities.
The story and narration are suburb, however the audio quality is hit or miss. Often times it is full, warm sound, then you change chapters and it sounds like an old telephone call from the 1980's. It's still worth a listen.
The story is unfailingly good, as I expect from any Terry Pratchett novel. However, the recording quality was incredibly uneven. Some parts would be clear, some too low in volume, some had clipping at certain pitches, some had hiss.
It varies throughout the book, bus some parts of this have truly awful sound quality. Muffled and statickey. Love this story though. Please stock more audio books by Sir Terry!