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.
"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. 😂
"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.
"The watch at their finest"
a great book which made my daily commute pass quickly and easily started the day on a up
"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.
"Men at arms unabridged audiobook"
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!
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
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
Yes , definitely
Definitely worth a listen!
"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.
"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
"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 :)
"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.
"Wonderful story but..."
Pratchett's brilliant writing
Revisiting the back story about Vimes and the others in The Watch
Poor reading and characterisation of the voices that bore no resemblance to the descriptions of the characters. Vimes sounded thick, so did Angua.
Very poor technical recording. Changes in clarity and background hisses.
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