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.
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.
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.
The entire story moved me...to laughter.
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?
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.
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.
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.
There are squiritng-milk-out-the-nose funny moments in this comedy of errors; I strongly suggest that you listen with your mouth empty!.
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.
Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden is always good for a chuckle even in the face of most dire circumstances.
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