The sound quality fluctuated wildly, mostly with a diwnward trend. It was often extremely muffled, and varied between one chapter and another. The story and reader were both great, though.
Pros: fantastic story well worth the time and money for the book
Cons: audio quality was lower than normal for an audible book. The book sounded like an old cassette tape recording that has been read almost to the point of the tape breaking
Pratchett is one of my favorite writers. This is another masterpiece.
If new to Pratchett do not start with this one. Read Guards! Guards! first. You will not regret it.
All the Discworld novels earn 4 stars, but the City Watch group deserves 5 stars. But for me 5 stars means perfection and as close as Terry Pratchett comes, no one can be perfect. That said, I don't see how anyone can be disappointed with his characters, pacing, tension, plot and humor. So this is a 4.5 star review.
Loved the focus on Carrot in this book, and enjoyed the backstory on lots of Watch characters I've grown to love. I first read Thud and Night Watch, so I'm circling back to the very first watch stories now and really enjoying them. I also like how the Watch stories flesh out the way Ankh-Morpork is organized as a city.
Yes, although I prefer Steven Briggs' treatment of Vimes.
Pratchett books always make me laugh.
I wasn't thrilled with the second half of the recording--the quality was terrible. Not the voice work, but the volume and background noise altered a lot at each chapter. It got to be a bit annoying by the end.
The story as usual for Terry Pratchett is humorous and thought provoking. Satire at it's best. And the performance of Nigel Planer brings the story to life.
Lots of books lots of time. I love all things Star Wars and fantasy. The Bartimaeus trilogy (or quad) maybe the perfect series. Jonathan Stroud and Douglas Adams are my heroes.
Terry Pratchett is a master of comic timing, satire, word play, irony, and tortured metaphor. His books are perfect for audio.
Any Douglas Adams or P. G. Wodehouse. Eoin Colfer tries to match these cats but doesn't really hit the mark.
I love Nigel, he and Simon Jones are the best readers in the world.
I always laugh when listening to Pratchett.
If I had to pick one story arch to follow in the Discworld it would be that of Sam Vimes.
Yes it was very entertaining.
Yes, this was just as good as Guards Guards!
yes, it was laugh out loud funny in places