If you haven't read/heard Pratchett, do yourself a favor and get one. There are many to choose from, and if you like one you're in for a lot more fun.
I listened to this a year ago, and then again last week, and again this week. I keep finding more in it. This past-middle aged feminist loved every minute (except for the bit about older women...), but loved the message about how much more could have been accomplished if they had known each other... The cover picture is way off. A better one would have been a disheveled Polly in a tattered corporal uniform or Igorina in a laundrywoman's clothing. I think this is my favorite diskworld novel. You really need to listen to it/read it a couple of times--or pay very close attention--to get all the foreshadowing. Very well crafted. And lots of fun.
I haven't read the print version, but the narration is so stellar that I can't imagine any way that I could enjoy this more than on Audible. In fact, I have a friend who is a fan of Terry Pratchett and am constantly telling him that he ought to get Audible to enjoy the books to their fullest.
Terry Pratchett makes the characters so real that I'm invested in them almost immediately. These are people I want to meet. They're layered and complex. The writing is among the best I've ever encountered in any genre. My favorite Discworld books feature Sam Vimes and the Watch - some of whom make an appearance here.
He brings every one of the characters to life and captures Pratchett's gorgeous and funny prose with pitch perfection.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
While this book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, I think the impact is even greater when read after the City Watch books and The Truth. It really is a triumph of storytelling and brought tears to my eyes.
I had not read the print version. It sounded like it might be more of a children's story, but when I was looking for a book for a young audience I downloaded it. Lucky choice.
Sgt. Jackram, my husband was a sgt. for many years.
but I also liked the vampire.
Everything. He can vary his voice, bringing the characters to life. And he has the most lovely accent and timber. I looked him up on the internet because I wanted to know who I was listening to.
When the vampire got the coffee beans and was sucking on them, boy can I relate.
Yes, very relaxing to listen to.
All of the characters were good.
One of Pratchett's better books.
Monstrous regiment is a great books of all ages.
Of all the twists and turn in this book the Sargeant's story is the best.
The ending, brought the book to a close with flash.
equality of the sexes.
This book is fun.....
The interpretation of Terry Pratchett's wonderful Diskworld series
Polly, of course. She is what the story is all abouts.
the nuances of all the different characters.
What? Women in men's clothes? Preposterous.....
This was the first book I listened to by Terry Pratchett, and I have been hooked ever since. There are 3 narrators in the Discworld series. I don't care for Celia Imrie's voice and prefer to read the paper version of the 3 she narrated. That could be because I am hearing impaired and find her voice difficult to understand. Stephen Briggs and Nigel Planer are both wonderful narrators.
Pratchett has a way of voicing everyday things in a very different way. His books have laugh-out-loud humor and true insight into the human condition. You can't ask for better than that. I have listened to several of these books more than once.
Yes, Pratchett has a amazing ability to make you think about ... everything. He makes you see the humor in so many sterotypes and beliefs that people have.
Stephen Brigg's is one of my favorite readers. I have listened to 4-5 books that he has read and I look for him as the reader.
You won't stop laughing at this book, unless someone kicks you in the socks (listen to the book to get that reference)
I am a Discworld fan. For me this isn't the best one. Not quite as funny as the City Watch books or many others but even so any Discworld book is better than 90% of the other books out there. Steven Briggs is, as always fabulous.