The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect it. But all they've got are the dwarves Corporal Carrot and Lance-constable Cuddy; the troll Lance-constable Detritus; Lance-constable Angua, who is believed to be a woman; and, worst of all, Corporal Nobbs, who has been disqualified from the human race for shoving!
These underdogs need all the help they can get, for they've been given only 24 hours to clean up the war-torn town.
(P) ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1996; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1993; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby
The story is brilliant. Nigel Planer does a good job, however the production of the audiobook is rubbish. The cover art is incorrect too
Nigel Planer does a good job of bringing the characters to life.
Captain Vimes. He is nearly everyones favourite.
The deep bass of Deaths voice among other things.
No. simply due to it being 10 hours(!) long.
Anyone interested in starting to read Terry Pratchetts Discworld series should probably start with the previous city watch book: Guards Guards!
There is nothing about this book that cannot be enjoyed on its own but most prefer to follow the characters chronologically.
"The Story of Sam Vimes and the watch continues!"
The sequel to Guards! Guards! is a great book and in some ways surpasses the original. The original cast of misfits returns plus some new faces. Well worth a listen.
I don't know what all the dripping is all about on previous reviews. Nigel was a brilliant narrator and captures the characters perfectly.
The quality is absolutely fine.
Terry, what a guy! RIP. (I wonder how that conversation with death went)
"Listen again and again"
Well I have listened to this audio more than once and it is still as good as I remember.
"A classic mystery with fun characters"
Men at Arms was one of my first Discworld books and my introduction to the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, so I am a little biased when it comes to reviewing it. The story is nicely paced and laugh out loud funny in places, with a nice mystery at its core. It is also the Discworld's only encounter with conventional firearms, which is handled with Pratchett's signature fantasy whimsy with an undertone of healthy cynicism. Nigel Planer's performance does not detract from the story at all. If you're looking to get into Discworld, you could do worse than to start with this story.
"In love with Vimes."
This is glorious. Am even more in love with Vimes than I was last time I read the book. And such a luxury, being read to. Love it!
"Aaargh Nigel Planer's wretched accents and voices"
Well you could tell who is who but the voices and accents are awful and the accents slip.
Laughed out loud frequently.
"Men at Arms"
Modern-ish technology comes to the Discworld in the shape of a gonne. Vimes is getting married but the watch must find out who or what is killing people
really great book, excellent reading, really enjoyed the way the characters were bought to life.
loved the second installment of the vines series Nigel planer does an amazing job bringing the characters to life, very pleased with the ending too
Hilarious tale with a heart, beautiful narrated to bring the characters to life. A must for disc world fans or for fledglings beginning a joyous exploration of Ankh Morpork.
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