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Night Watch Audiobook

Night Watch: Discworld #27

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Publisher's Summary

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Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a hard boiled egg!

Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck.

Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive; he has a job to do. He must track down a murderer, teach his young self to be a good copper, and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. There's a problem: if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future.

This is a Discworld Tale of One City, with a full chorus of street urchins, rebels secret policemen, and other children of the revolution.

©1992 Terry Pratchett and Lynn Pratchett; (P)1997 ISIS Publishing Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"British author Pratchett's storytelling, a clever blend of Monty Pythonesque humor and Big Questions about morality and the workings of the universe, is in top form...in the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series." (Publishers Weekly)
"The author's talent for comedy does not falter as he continues to set the standard for comic fantasy." (Library Journal)
"Stephen Briggs's voices add dimension to the characters while avoiding exaggeration. He brings out the satire without compromising the subtlety of the humor....The series is meant to be read aloud." (AudioFile)

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    jake 04-03-16
    jake 04-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The City Watch before the Watch"

    Night Watch gives a compelling and wonderfully crafted tale of how Commander Vimes became the copper we meet back in Guards! Guards!
    It's set when Vimes was just a Lance Constable and fresh in the Watch. Commander Vimes journeys backwards in time. The Novel overall is very breathtakingly detailed and gives rare look at many of our beloved characters in their youth. A Young Nobby, Sgt. Colon, Vetinari and so on. and overall creates a balance of serious character struggles and laughter in typical Pratchett form

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    Adam 04-01-16
    Adam 04-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Audio quality...."

    I love the story and series, but the audio on this version SUCKED. It seems like listening to low grade AM radio sadly...still, it didn't keep me from finishing it ;-)

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    Ayelet 03-27-16
    Ayelet 03-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of Prachett's best"

    Excelent story, great performance.
    Only the recording quality isnt as good as it could have been

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    Jason Wold 03-25-16
    Jason Wold 03-25-16
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    "Loved the book, annoying echo in ruined it for me "

    love the author, but this sounds like it was recorded in a cavern. they really can do better.

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    Matt Turner Chicago, IL 03-13-16
    Matt Turner Chicago, IL 03-13-16
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    "Superb - One of Pratchett's Best"

    While I wondered at first if this book would verge too far toward fantasy toward my tastes (time travel, monks, etc.), these aspects of the story were actually a refreshing framing device used to introduce us to a young Sam Vimes and tell an origin story worthy of the watch series. Sam Vimes especially becomes a fully developed character during this book, giving him much more dimensionality than his "do-your-duty" motivations in previous works. Superb.

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    Terrie Kirkpatrick Longmont, CO United States 03-11-16
    Terrie Kirkpatrick Longmont, CO United States 03-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "One of Terry Pratchett's best. "

    One of the best Discworld Books. The audio quality varies a bit which is distracting. The narrator is excellent like always.

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    Radionoff FPO, AP, United States 03-08-16
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    "Love at first Listen"

    Terry Pratchett delivered an amazing disc world story. It is fast paced and gripping with a bit of a twist. I didn't want the story to end.

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    JOman20XX 02-29-16
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    "Great story but..."

    The audio sounds like it was poorly transfered from audio cassette. Made it difficult to listen to.

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    "Great Story, Well Read, Very Bad Sound Quality"
    Would you listen to Night Watch again? Why?

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book as a teenager and enjoyed listening to it again just now. The readers performance is very good. It is just that the sound quality of the recording is so bad that it makes it difficult to understand him from time to time. It all sounds very flat.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader does a very good job of speaking the roles of each character.


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    Rand 01-16-16
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    "Poor Audio"

    Great story but the audio quality was very poor. I would still recommend a listen

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  • Shawn
    New malden, SRY, United Kingdom
    10/2/06
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    "Night Watch"

    If you are a fan of Discworld, This is a book for you. Superbly read. A real sense of the orator knowing the book well and can anticipate the humour without spoiling it.

    If you are new to discworld, this is still a very fun book but i reccommend you listen to a much earlier book in the series. Why? Although this is a great book a lot of the superb humour does depend on a prior knowledge of the other discworld books, in particular, the other Sam Vimes books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jon
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    9/24/06
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    "Night Watch"

    One of Pratchett's best...Commander Vimes of the 'Night Watch' undertakes the ultimate exercise in self defence. While saving himself, he also has to save a city, arrest a psychopath and get home for the birth of his child.

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