I tend to like whimsical and colorful narratives, and narrators that are very animated ( ie different voices for characters, and inflections)
I would listen to it again, because the story is wonderful. This is the second book in the Night Watch part of the discworld series. I loved i when I read it, and I love it now
If you are looking for the cynical satire, then Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently is a great read, if it is another night watch book, then the Fifth Elephant is a fun read
I like the fact that Nigel is a very Dynamic reader, but he sounds congested all of the time. I also think the voice dynamic he picks for some of the characters is incorrect of the character. Now with this said I have read these books several times so I'm sure my own preconceived notion is causing some irritation.
When the machine is about to breakdown, it is time to call in the best of the worst.
Pratchett is a treasure, and Planer is, too. Men at Arms is a hoot and a holler, as are most of Pratchett's books.
I'm a piper and a knitter, and reading is my drug of choice.
I would recommend almost any Pratchett book to any of my friends, and this one is no exception. Sam Vimes goes from a singe Captain to a married, titled man in the course of an eventful week, and continues to earn love and respect from . . . almost everybody
Corporal Carrot, without a doubt, was my favorite character. Mr Planer brings out Carrot's simple honesty and honest simplicity. We all know Carrot is amazing, except for Carrot himself.
I laughed all the way through this book.
This book started very slow. Mired in boring detail. Purchased this for my grandson but neither of us could get interested.
Men at Arms is another installment in the Disc World series read by Nigel Planer. Planer has rich & varied voices for all the characters & is a pleasure to listen to! The humor in this particular book is sometimes
Nigel Planer has a unique voice for each character that really brings the individuals to life.
The quality of the recording is uneven with the levels going up and down ... mostly down ... with some sections sounding much clearer than others.
I love all the Discworld books, although I have to tell you that the Witches are my favorite with the Watch running a very close second.
After listening to Stephen Briggs marvelous rendition of The Fifth Elephant and Night Watch I was very disappointed with Nigel Planer's interpretation of Men At Arms. Mr. Planer did a wonderful job with the Witches' books and they were hilarious. But, sorry, to my mind, he's missed the mark here. I realize that Isis isn't going to re-record all the Watch books with Mr. Briggs, just to make me happy (wouldn't that be nice) but I'm not sure that I will purchase anymore of the Watch books done by Mr. Planer.