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(P)ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1989; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
First of all, I love Terry Pratchett's books and have downloaded and listened to 35 of them. Like everyone else, I was very sad to hear of his passing.
I love his stories (including Guards! Guards!) but I just don't enjoy them nearly as much without Stephen Briggs reading them. I think it would be a phenomenal gift to his readers if Stephen Briggs was hired to revisit all of the books that were performed by another male performer and redo them. His performances go hand in hand with Pratchett's stories, and make them even better. I (for one) would buy them again, and I think that many of Pratchett's fans would agree.
I overlook the fact that Terry Pratchett is super British because his writing is so clever. the narrator makes each of the dozens of characters sound distinct and unique. Awesome!
Samuel Vimes is my favorite character. He rises to the occasion when he has to.
Mr. Planer is a great narrator, I love his voice and it fits these stories perfectly.
Be prepared to snicker, smile, giggle & guffaw. Pratchett is incomparable: 2 unconventional romances, a political intrigue, all experienced through the eyes of some of the least-working working stiffs on the Disc. Planer brings a deadpan delivery & spot-on characterization. Cheers!
a classic Discworld, it includes the introduction of the night watch and Captain Vimes. Excellent performance, and a lot of fun if you are a fan of the series. Pick it up and enjoy.
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.
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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