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.
Love all of the books narrated by Nigel Planner.
Always fun to listen too and he does a great job of adding extra depth to every character.
really enjoyable, very detailed story line. entertaining but easy listening. I was sad it ended!
"Carrott or Vimes?"
I cannot decide which is my favorite. The book made me laugh aloud and fired me with an urgent desire to hear more!
"one of my favourite Guards stories"
some of the accents chosen were surprising but the trolls worked very well. I enjoyed the telling of the story, but narrator used different inflections which slightly changed attitude sentence to how I had read it. but overall, great.
"Great as always"
Having listened to 4 or 5 narrated by Stephen Briggs I struggled to get used to Nigel Planer's take on the voices but it's a great story as with all of Terry Pratchett 's city watch books.
"excellent as always"
great book typically pratchett build up to a huge but satisfying ending. not many more till I've finished them all
I love Terry Pratchett - especially his City Watch series so this is just pure joy for me.
As the second in the watch books I love reading about the development of the characters and there's a nice introduction of some new ones too here.
His humour is, as always, second to none and I could read/listen to the book all day long.
"Nigel Planer excellently tells a wonderful story"
Yes because Planer brings the characters to life
Full of laughs
When the hero accepted his girl for who she was
"Good book, bad narrator"
Please re-record with Stephen Briggs. I appreciate this may still be difficult for him so soon after TPs death but he's just so good and Nigel Planer is just so rubbish. Stephen Briggs is to Discworld as Stephen Fry is to Potterworld.
The book survives the narration but just deserves so much better.
"men at arms"
luv this bunch of chars , I find the book finishing and it feels like I'm only listening for a few mins , can't recommend enough
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