Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
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.
"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)
I simply cannot get used to Briggs' narration style. He manages to speed read the entire book. Pauses are not his forte but shouting angrily is. His style exhausts me.
If you've listened to any of the Discworld audiobooks, you know Stephen Briggs. He IS the voice(s) of Discworld. My problem with this recording is its uneven nature. Volume shifts between chapters, sometimes it sounds like the sound is far away from the speaker. It's like someone held up a microphone to a tape recorder, so what we get is second-hand, at best. I expect more from Audible.
its one the best books in series. Stephen Briggs is amazing as a narrator. But the quality of recording is poor.
same book downloaded via audible.de has better quality of sound
Recent college grad enjoying the chance to listen to and read what she wants for the first time!
If you like Discworld and Sam Vimes then this is the book for you! A delightful romp through his past and present. This audio recording isn't ideal, but it was not difficult to listen and the story was so gripping I honestly stopped noticing after the first bit. Would recommend!
Sam Vimes of the City Watch goes back to his beat copper roots when he travels to the tragic past of Ankh-Morpork to catch a criminal and save his future! Night Watch may be Discworld's darkest novel (Night Watch is an appropriate title on multiple levels) yet it still retains Pratchett's patented, silly humor, chocked full of metaphors and acuity. This book holds some of his most insightful looks into humanity, using a fully fleshed out and beautifully funny world as a fun house mirror of our own. Stephen Briggs performance as narrator is stellar. I would recommend this book and series to anyone.
Probably my favorite story ever, at the very least it's in my top five. Definitely my favorite by Pratchett. I would argue that this was the crown jewel of the Discworld series.
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