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Monstrous Regiment Audiobook
Monstrous Regiment
Written by: 
Terry Pratchett
Narrated by: 
Stephen Briggs
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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    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 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 05-24-15
    Zuhal Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 05-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    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
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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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    "A great work from Terry Pratchett"

    Reader was fantastic, as usual, but feel a female read would have served this particular book -- and its narrator -- better.

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    Jennifer Manning Ut, USA 03-25-15
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    I love this book, girls going off to war pretending to be boys has been done before but Pratchett comes at it from new angles.

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    Stuart 02-11-15
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    "Pratchett continues to skewer society & culture."

    Great narration and classic Pratchett story that holds up a mirror to society's ills. Recommended listening.

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    "An Excellent Send Up of a Difficult Subject"

    Several difficult subjects, honestly. War, politics, gender roles and expectations ... the list goes on. Pratchett deals with humor, sensitivity, and a few well placed skewers. Enjoy.

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