A new land has surfaced, and so have old feuds. And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called "war".
He's facing unpleasant foes that are out to get him...and that's just the people on his side.
The world's cleverest inventor and its most devious politician are on their way to the battlefield with a little package that's guaranteed to stop a battle...
Discworld goes to war...
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"Nigel Planer is a stunning narrator in these stories, delivering a wide range of voices and styles while remaining wonderfully energetic and consistent." (Library Journal)
"Anyone who doesn't mind laughing themselves silly at the idiocy of people in general and governments in particular will enjoy Jingo." (Amazon.com)
One of the funniest Pratchett stories. Had me rolling with laughter at times.
I prefer Stephen Bigget's narrative but Nigel definitely performed with flying colour in Jingo.
I've already listened to it twice and will repeat in few months time for sure.
Captain Carrot. He is always so diligent.
The way he impersonates every single character
"If the enemy has an impenetrable stronghold, see he stays there"
Yes, I love Terry Pratchett's stories.
This was another good story by Pratchett. Not my favourite, but a solid performance.
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
Terry Pratchett's satire is sharp, witty and so spot on in ???Jingo.??? You might only realise afterwards that you are laughing at yourself. Pratchett???s commentary on the West???s Near Eastern phobia is absolutely valid.
When a war brews between Ankh-Morpork and Klatsch, commander Samuel Vimes of the still unconvincing but multi-racial and rehabilitated City Watch can be depended on to save the day. With dependable seasoned coppers such as Sergeant Fred Colon and Corporal Nobby Nobbs at the patrician, Havelock Vetinari's side, what can go wrong? With foes like 71 hour Achmed, what cannot? With Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson what can happen?
I enjoyed this Discworld novel tremendously. It doesn???t just make fun of our fears, but also challenges the listener to re-evaluate his/her prejudice. This is undoubtedly the strong point of ???Jingo.???
Nigel Planer's interpretive reading is not only excellent, but classic and easy to listen to.
If there is one thing that did hinder a bit, it is the fact that you could hear at times that this recording was taken from audio cassette and switched to digital format. At one place you actually heard the words ???The end of side 14.??? But the little hindrance had more to do that I often had to adjust the volume of my headset to adjust to the sound.
Let the above criticism not make you reluctant to buy this Discworld novel. It???s the master of satire and parody at his best! You???ll get laughs for your money and food for the soul.
NO! No-no-no-no-NO! This simply won't do, Trolls are Scottish half the time and just plain confused the rest of the time, Angua sounds like a 6'4" male body builder recovering from a head cold, which she apparently caught from Sam Vimes judging by his voice (at least up to half way through the book before it finally developed), and lady Sybil makes me think of a portly matron with nothing but cotton wool between her ears. Sorry but if it wasn't for the storyline I'd plain give up listening all together. Nigel Planer doesn't seem to develop any characters before performing, instead just experiments along the way, changing tempo, tone and even accents along the way. I'm sorry but there other Terry Pratchett narrators that bring the story to life with such natural passion and brilliance of characters that in comparison makes me want to find Nigel Planer, fly there, and demand a refund!
"How do you get a donkey up a minaret?"
If you love the Patrician (and I do) you will love the donkey bit of this ridiculous, but wonderful story of Samuel Vimes's trials at war in the desert. All your favourite Ankh Morporkian characters go to war. Nobby discovers his female side,Leonard de Quirm invents a submarine, Colon is........Colon.........and all ends happily, after a fashion. And if you ever have to get a donkey up (and down) a minaret, then the answer is here, too.
"Good, but not my favourate Terry Pratchett book"
I enjoyed this book, like all of TP's discworld books, but this one wasn't quite as good as some of the others.
Nigel Planer is a good narrator but again I prefer Stephen Briggs and Tony Robinson when listening to TP.
Overall, it's a good listen, so please don't let my opinion put you off; if you like Discworld books you'll like this one as well.
"Terry never fails to deliver a fantastic story"
The humour and twists and turns. Always taking you to a new place in his imagination.
That constant urge to get back to the story when you had time to enjoy it. The colourful characters, fantastic humour and brilliant twists and a nod to I am guessing, De Vinci
Vimes - of course!
Laugh out loud moments
Cant get enough of Terry's books
"Vines goes to war!"
Definitely in the top ten , I can listen to it again and again
Leonard de quirn and vetinari juggling :)
I like Nigel Planer's narrative style and accents.
vimes goes to War
The continued creative and lyrical description of the 'Discworld' and its inhabitants.
Getting to know the 'Patrician' a little better than previous books proved both funny and interesting.
Easy to listen to and distinguish between characters whilst capturing the tone of the writing.
Very funny in places.
"Adventure on the High Seas"
If they needed cheering up, there's plenty of comedic content running through the recording!
The Discovery of the undersea world by the two opposing fisherman - The entrance of Vimes and the watch to try and solve the problem (which only makes things worse) and of course the appearance of DEATH (who's becoming more humanised by the day!)
"Prachett at his best"
Nigel Planer is by far the best narrator of the TD audio books, he brings the characters to life with his warmth and humour. Each character's voice is different and is closest to how I imagined them to be than any other narrator of the TP books.
Any conversation between Colon and Nobby.
Every Nigel Planet performance has been spot on in my opinion but this has to be one of his best.
"Another good Discworld story"
Another great story of the discworld. I've read them all, and am working through the audio books during long journeys. Love Pratchett's work, unfortunately this is my least favourite narrator.
Although the Guards stories are my preference this was one of my least favourite books of the series, but came alive more with another retelling. Would recommend. Good quality audio too
"Planers best effort"
This is the last City Watch book read by Planer, and even though the voices are still not right he does do a good job of it and the quality problems of the first few have been sorted out in the one.
The story is great (as you would expect) and overall you have to say that at least Planer left on a high with this as the last book he narrates.
"Yet another suberb discworld novel!"
Another excellent offering to the 'City Watch' series and a wonderful comic view of international politics and empire building. Well Done Mr Pratchett!!!
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