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Guards! Guards! Audiobook

Guards! Guards!: Discworld #8

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If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. 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. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel.

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(P)ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1989; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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    Atom Jenks, OK United States 09-13-15
    Atom Jenks, OK United States 09-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Love Terry Pratchett"

    I love the intricacies of the different Discworld series and how they all play into the same time line but have a completely different time line of their own...

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    S. Laird Eagle River, Alaska 03-16-11
    S. Laird Eagle River, Alaska 03-16-11 Member Since 2006
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    "great story, not the best narration"

    I thought this was indeed an excellent Discworld story, but I don't think it was one of Nigel Planer's best narrations. There were a number of mispronounced words that bothered me a bit (synapse, baroque, ululation) that I don't think were merely a difference between British and American English, and there were the audio editing error and quality that other reviewers have mentioned. I DID like that the narration was not as frantic nor accents quite as hard to hear, as in the case with some of his Discworld narrations. I think I prefer the narrations by Stephen Briggs. This was my first listen/read of a story with Captain Vimes as a main character, and I'm eager to visit him again. I DO wish the Discworld audiobooks were not so pricey!

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    Patrick Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA 06-26-08
    Patrick Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA 06-26-08
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    "Funny and entertaining"

    Terry Pratchett is my favorite author hands down. The humor in his books are, well, hilarious and his characters seem alive. The voice actor is the best i have ever heard in any book and he does the whole series just as well. Each character has a suitably funny voice and he brings you right into the story. You will not be disappointed with this book or any of the discworld novels now that i think of it.

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    Edmund waukegan, IL, USA 08-25-04
    Edmund waukegan, IL, USA 08-25-04
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    "And so starts The Watch"

    This was at one time my least favorite books of the series, but after listening to it again, it has moved way up the list. Here we start "The Watch Cycle". Where we have most things set in the major city on the Disc, and have the author seams to have the most fun.

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    W. S. Jasper, GA, USA 12-02-03
    W. S. Jasper, GA, USA 12-02-03
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    "95% Excellent!"

    "Guards! Guards!" is thoroughly engaging, with characters you can root for while you're still prone on the floor with laughter. However, I do have two very minor quibbles with Nigel Planer's generally excellent reading. Orangutang is apparently not his best foreign language, as his rendering of the Librarian is less than riveting. Second, he completely ruined one jest by failing to read the sound effect properly. When Carrot charges the palace gate, it's supposed to sound like a European police siren, not a song by The Police. Those minor faults aside, I enjoyed this audiobook tremendously and will continue to select books read by Mr. Planer.

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    Denise Oak Park, IL, USA 02-03-10
    Denise Oak Park, IL, USA 02-03-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Pratchett but..."

    The recording was messy. At one point Planer says, "I'll do that over" and repeats the prior line. The sound quality was not consistent either. The editing and production quality are the problem here. The performance of the story was great and only hindered by bad production.

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    Dylan 09-20-16
    Dylan 09-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Well written gets exponentially better"

    Story gets better the further in you get. Terry Pratchet as always does a very good job portraying character and making you feel attached to them as if you know them. He has a very specific humor in which you could easily miss, its so sarcastic its genuine.

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    Nathan J Robertson 09-02-16
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    "Great starting point for Discworld"

    While not the first book this is the start of the watch series and like all the series in Discworld is an absolute joy to read. You may have a few more laughs if you read the books In order but very few.

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    Haiden goodman 08-29-16
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    "Guards!"

    Always enjoy Pratchett's books. Planer does them great justice. Fun, wit, heroes in unsuspected places. Gotta love the reality twists of this one.

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    Wilma ANAHEIM, CA, United States 08-09-16
    Wilma ANAHEIM, CA, United States 08-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favorite books. The first with Vimes."

    Amazingly well written. At times hilarious. Great story with many layers of meaning, like a funny Dickens.

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