It's Terry Pratchett - really it's not necessary to say more... but... Pratchett's look at the military, the pointlessness of war, recruiting campaigns as well as the place of women in warfare is a totally enjoyable presentation. I loved the book and am now enthralled with the audio.
If you are a fan of Jean M Auel's "Earth Children" then I would advise not adding this to your collection. When I downloaded the "Unabridged" version I expected the complete book. However there are sections of the book missing, which becomes annoying when those events are referred to in later passages. If the book needed some cropping then I feel that some of the oft repeated graphic descriptions of the intimate scenes were less value than the interaction between characters, which were omitted.
The audio also had sections where the sound stopped either for a few seconds or a minute or two and at one point (near the end of part three) one hour of the dialogue was repeated. This was very frustrating.
I enjoyed this reader in "The Valley of the Horses" but don't feel the characterisation of the main characters is done as well in this book.
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