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Men at Arms Audiobook

Men at Arms: Discworld, Book 15

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Publisher's Summary

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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    8/1/16
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    "Listen again and again"

    Well I have listened to this audio more than once and it is still as good as I remember.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sean Payne
    6/11/16
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    "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.

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  • effraxofwhug
    6/8/16
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo Davis
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    6/6/16
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    "Aaargh Nigel Planer's wretched accents and voices"
    Did Nigel Planer do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Well you could tell who is who but the voices and accents are awful and the accents slip.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed out loud frequently.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jpp
    6/2/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tony Spearing
    5/27/16
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    "brilliant book"

    really great book, excellent reading, really enjoyed the way the characters were bought to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. E. Higginson
    yorkshire,england
    5/20/16
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    "great!"

    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

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  • Mr A G Armstrong
    5/20/16
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    "pure genius"

    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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  • Amazon Customer
    4/26/16
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    "Men at Arms"

    Lovely narrating, Planer adds to the amazing story of Mr Pratchett, bringing characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    England
    4/21/16
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    "love the city watch series"

    loved it easy to listen to, and fantastic voices as usual. Another Patches Brings classic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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