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Monstrous Regiment Audiobook

Monstrous Regiment: Discworld #31

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War has come to Discworld...again. And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the country severely drained of young men.

Ever since her brother Paul marched off to battle a year ago, Polly Perks has been running The Duchess, her family's inn, even though the revered national deity, Nuggan, has decreed that female ownership of a business is an Abomination. To keep The Duchess in the family, Polly must find her missing sibling. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and sets out to join him in this man's army.

Polly is afraid that someone will see through her disguise; a fear that proves groundless when the legendary Sergeant Jackrum accepts her without question. Or perhaps the sergeant is too desperate to discriminate, which would explain why a vampire, a troll, a zombie, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close "friends" are also eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold. Soon, Polly finds herself wondering about the myriad peculiarities of her new brothers-in-arms. It would appear that Polly "Ozzer" Perks is not the only grunt with a secret.

©2003 Terry Pratchett; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

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"Terry Pratchett's hilarious prose is significantly enhanced by the narrative skills of Stephen Briggs....Briggs and Pratchett are magnificent." (AudioFile)
"Thoroughly funny and surprisingly insightful." (Booklist)

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    Tom 03-16-16
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    "I enjoy Terry Pratchett's books"

    This is a story of a girl pretending to be a man written by a man. The story is still good and would not like to say more. But any type of woman suffrage is just a story.

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    Leonard Zegarski San Diego, CA United States 03-04-16
    Leonard Zegarski San Diego, CA United States 03-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "What can I say? I LOVE TERRY PRATCHETT!!!!!!!!"
    Would you listen to Monstrous Regiment again? Why?

    Again and again and again. I hear something different each time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the fact that Pratchett shows up all the the silly prejudices about women in a humorous but powerful way.


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

    His ability to change his accents an voice makes all the characters come alive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book told the story of a group of people thrown together and how they come to respect and care deeply for each other--all in preparation for a surprise ending.


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    Jonathan D. Lilley 10-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Listened with my mom, loved it"

    It's funny, has good characters, and good action. You don't need to know about the other discworld books to understand this one. The narration is well paced and captures the humor well. The only trouble is that the narrator runs out of unique voices, and starts making them nasally.

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    Catherine 09-15-15
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    "A perfect version of my first Pratchett book"

    Wonderful rendition, good pacing, hilarious story, and my favorite outside of any of the Night Watch.

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    Sundown 07-24-15
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    Another in the series on Pratchett masterpieces well written and well read. Stephen Briggs is awesome.

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    Very entertaining. About a fictitious childish army. I adore his British accent.
    I need to finish it I keep playing chapters repeatedly!

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    Zuhal 05-24-15
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    "Wonderful as usual"

    Best storyteller and the best person to give voice to his work. Stephen Brigs breathes life into the Discworld.

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    Brian 05-21-15
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    "Pratchett's Best Social Satire w/ a Dash of Vimes"

    Practically Pratchett-Perfect in every way. Time we met an Igorina, too. Satisfying to the socks;)

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    Joe 05-10-15
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    "One of my favorites"

    One of my favorite Terry Pratchett stories. Well read and totally recommended.
    If you like Pratchett, you'll enjoy this one.

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    Paola Garza 04-16-15
    Paola Garza 04-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just great as always"

    I am not listening to the books in order, but it is not necessary. You meet the same characters as meeting old friends, happy to know what's going on with them at the moment...
    Terry Pratchett was (and because we all read his books still is) a great genius.

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