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Men at Arms Audiobook

Men at Arms: Discworld, Book 15

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.
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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

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    Jonathan ILFORD, United Kingdom 09-10-12
    Jonathan ILFORD, United Kingdom 09-10-12
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    "brilliant story"

    The story is brilliant. Nigel Planer does a good job, however the production of the audiobook is rubbish. The cover art is incorrect too

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kent Karlskrona, Sweden 09-03-12
    Kent Karlskrona, Sweden 09-03-12 Member Since 2014
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    "One of Pratchetts best."
    What made the experience of listening to Men at Arms the most enjoyable?

    Nigel Planer does a good job of bringing the characters to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Captain Vimes. He is nearly everyones favourite.


    What does Nigel Planer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The deep bass of Deaths voice among other things.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. simply due to it being 10 hours(!) long.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    3/12/16
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    "Sometimes a King has to do what a Watchman has to do..."

    This has been the most enjoyable of all the brilliantly enjoyable DiscWorld books so far.

    It takes the story of the unlikely Dwarf 'King''s son to the next level and provides him with a new interest in Ramtop Wolf Hounds... Well... In one particular b!tch anyway. 😂

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  • C M Pihl
    3/1/16
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    "A blast :)"

    As always, awesome and brillant writing. I've probably just gotten a bit too used to Steven Briggs, he's better at distinguishing between the characters voices.

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  • Bikerchick
    1/15/16
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    "The watch at their finest"

    a great book which made my daily commute pass quickly and easily started the day on a up

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  • tomtomtomtom
    1/7/16
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    "very good discworld story. well performed by Nigel"

    story as good as any discworld novel. interesting to move around the lesser visited areas of the city. performance not quite as good as briggs' but still good. no audio problems anywhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Owen Phillips 2
    Swansea, South Wales, UK
    12/9/15
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    "Men at arms unabridged audiobook"
    Where does Men at Arms rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Out of all the terry Pritchett books I've read, and audiobooks I've listened too this is my favourite ( and with such an excellent numerous author as Terry Pratchett, it's a high accolade!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Humour, relevance, action, it's got it all. It's a contemporary story about our world, couched in the mirror of Discworld. In my opinion, it should be required reading in American schools.

    The book is about many things, but at its core is the allure of firearms. Against a background of violence, it's thought provoking in the extreme


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The part where Vimes picks up the weapon and how it talks to him. Unnerving. I remember when I was first I the states and handled a firearm and how it felt -the book bought back memories of thesensation


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes , definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth a listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • HettyP
    11/30/15
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    "Great, don't know why it got negative reviews"

    I loved this book. I can only assume it was rerecorded. I read a lot of reviews saying how bad the recording was but I had no issues at all. Great story, great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • robert
    cambridge, United Kingdom
    10/3/15
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    "Terry at his usual best"

    Teryy pratchett as usual is amazing, Men at arms really made the disc world for me. It brought a new depth to many of the characters and the world T.P. created and shows the development of his writing style when compared to earlier books including Guards guards . Nigel Planer is a very good narrator and the unabridged reccording does justice to the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    9/2/15
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    "all round supede"

    I had a rolacoster of a time when listening to this book and can't wait to listen to the next book skellyT singout :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Cafferky
    UK
    8/4/15
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    "A Pratchett Gem"

    This is one of Sir Terry Pratchetts jewel in the discworld crown; the story touches on the petty mindedness that affect so much of the real world, and it classic Pratchett style turns it round and shows that underneath we are all much alike. This story moves Sam Vimes from watchman to the beginning of a statemans and introduces a new level of diversity in the streets of ank morkpork; mimicking much of the modern world in the process. An enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    7/20/15
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    "Wonderful story but..."
    What made the experience of listening to Men at Arms the most enjoyable?

    Pratchett's brilliant writing


    What did you like best about this story?

    Revisiting the back story about Vimes and the others in The Watch


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Poor reading and characterisation of the voices that bore no resemblance to the descriptions of the characters. Vimes sounded thick, so did Angua.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Very poor technical recording. Changes in clarity and background hisses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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