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)
The story was witty and entertaining as can be expected from Mr. Pratchett, and the performance was top rate too. The problem is the audio quality is terrible. It sounds like it was recorded on a portable cassette player from 1982.
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
love the author, but this sounds like it was recorded in a cavern. they really can do better.
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.
One of the best Discworld Books. The audio quality varies a bit which is distracting. The narrator is excellent like always.
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.
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.
The reader does a very good job of speaking the roles of each character.
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