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(P)ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1989; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
I was expecting a casual listening experience but ended up having to listen to the same parts several times. If your mind wanders for just a split second you may think you know what is happening but find that you have no idea on earth what is going on....this is because this story doesn't take place on earth it is discworld where Pratchett must have travelled to in some point because how this place exists in anyone's mind seems impossible. Loved it and recommend it!!!
If you like police officer Sam Vimes, this is the book for you. He's center stage throughout, and we witness his meeting Lady Sybil, his future wife, and proving his mettle with other, equally fabulous creatures. Pratchett also reveals secrets about all libraries' connections and sovereign rules, how to train a dragon, and the nature of the cuisine at Capt. Vimes' favorite eatery, Harga's House of Ribs, where "the food was good solid stuff for a cold morning, all fat and calories and protein, and maybe a vitamin crying softly because it was all alone."
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I love how Pratchett can mix characters from other literature, and it feels right. Vimes is part John McClane, part Clint Eastwood, part Sam Spade... It all works. I like it.
Great Terry Pratchett book, one of my new favorites. Narration was excellent,story was phenomenal. If your looking for a good Terry Pratchett Book look no further. The other upside to this book is, it is one of the first books in one of the discworld series.You can just pick it up with no previous reading required.
Enjoying life, sharing joy, and shaping compassion in each moment.
Take me Ankh-Morpork! Put me into the protective arms of the motley crew of the Night Watch.
In this contribution to the Night Watch storyline in Discworld we are entertained, once again, on how a perfect plan falls apart at first engagement with the enemy (a phrase borrowed from the Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold). Greed is the motive for the deed that raises some unexpected results.
If you love political satire, puns, powerful writing, solid characters...the good stuff we want in books is provided.
Mr. Planer always does a wonderful job of creating immersive differences in the voices the characters. The challenge for all the Discworld voice actors is to read for the other gender. In this book in particular, however, Mr. Planer had only one major female character to voice and his choice of style for her was very well done.
Mr. Planer's comic delivery is well-suited to Pratchett's sense of humor and he managed to get a few laughs out of me during this reading.
My only complaint so far-- and it's an itty bitty one-- is that they seem to have decided to stop applying effects to the voice of Death. I miss the the exaggerated vocals of Death, but it has not affected my ability to enjoy the books at all.
Though several books have had serious tones here and there, this one by far had the only "chilling" notes so far-- delivered brilliantly by Mr. Planer and with the merely eery artistic whimsy of RL Stine.
As always, I am excited about what comes next.
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