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Mid-Centurian

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  • Night Watch: Discworld #27

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1112)
    Performance
    (574)
    Story
    (581)

    Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck.

    Terry A. Austin says: "Another brilliant Pratchett"
    "Funny, creative, quintessential Pratchett"
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    Would you listen to Night Watch again? Why?

    I would listen to this story over and over again because it is just dead clever! The audio was a bit fuzzy but worth it. Stephen Briggs' characterizations were brilliant.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam Vimes because he in a strange way, he reminds me a little of the main character in Mort! A little confused and inept but with an inner strength and occasional cleverness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to say which scene was my favorite...probably when Vimes got his rank as Sergeant at Arms from the Captain and for $25 talked himself into a strange sort of respect from Snouty.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire story moved me...to laughter.


    Any additional comments?

    Pratchett's stories are more than humorous; they are thought-provoking in an Existentialist-time traveler sort of way. How does one individual exist in a universe of possibilities?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guards! Guards!: Discworld #8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1321)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (448)

    "Where have all the dragons gone?" Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines.

    Chris says: "More Fun than a Mind Full of Dragons!"
    "Controlled Chaos Reigns!"
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    Where does Guards! Guards! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards! has been around for a while but the story is refreshing and hilarious now as it was the first time I heard it on BBC Radio 7. It remains one of my favorites.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guards! Guards!?

    The most thrilling part for me was the descriptions of movement in the actions scenes. In fact, vivid descriptions are what keep me coming back again and again to Terry Pratchett and Nigel Planer.


    What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

    Nigel Planer is an interesting character actor on telly who brings his lively personality into the roles he plays. He brings that ability to bring characters to life in audio perhaps even better. Switching back and forth between cockney and posh, the listener has an easy time imagining each individual as they frolic across the stage of the mind.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are squiritng-milk-out-the-nose funny moments in this comedy of errors; I strongly suggest that you listen with your mouth empty!.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4787)
    Performance
    (3517)
    Story
    (3506)

    The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

    Darran says: "Great listening experience"
    "Voice not impressive"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend any Jim Butcher book to a friend or anyone else. However, no offense meant to the reader, but I am used to hearing the more melifluous tones of English (UK) Audible Readers so was not too impressed with the flat North American tones of James Marsters. Regardless, it is a good story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden is always good for a chuckle even in the face of most dire circumstances.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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