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Night Watch: Discworld #27 | [Terry Pratchett]

Night Watch: Discworld #27

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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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    Joe 04-11-15
    Joe 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great listen, some audio problems..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Repair audio. Sometimes while listening, it sounds like he's talking through a tube or from in a cave. The words are always understandable, just echoey.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nobby Nobbs, for even more comic relief.


    What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

    Good character voices, steady, even rhythm.


    Did Night Watch inspire you to do anything?

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    Any additional comments?

    Terry Pratchett is my favorite author. I feel like I lost a friend when he passed away.

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    Amazon Customer 04-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "poor engineering, good story"

    good story but the sound quality went from fair to poor and back several times.

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    Mrs.Soule 03-21-15
    Mrs.Soule 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Tied for favorite Pratchett"

    Loved it. Started a little slow and felt very dark at first...but by the middle I was convinced it's completely beautiful and perfect.

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    KerPow Mapleton, UT 03-03-15
    KerPow Mapleton, UT 03-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Les Mis Meets the Cynicism of Discworld"
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    Anyone who loves Victor Hugo's Les Miserables should absolutely read this. Half-satire, half-action adventure, this is definitely one of my top 5 Pratchett books. And given the general awesomeness of Pratchett, that's saying a lot.

    Though it's one of the later books in the Vimes series, I think it's a great jumping in point, because it takes us back to Vimes' roots. Not only his roots, but the roots of some of Discworld's most fabulous characters.

    More Lord Vetinari, please!

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    Thomas Witholt Syracuse, NY 02-26-15
    Thomas Witholt Syracuse, NY 02-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story but bad audio quality"

    Audio quality isn't great but the story and voice acting are so good that it makes up for it in the end.

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    Molly Brooks 02-26-15
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    "only flaw is sound quality"

    the story and reader are both excellent, but for some reason all the discworld books sound like they were recorded on a portable cassette deck in a bus terminal bathroom.

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    martin 02-17-15
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    "another book that rocks"

    a classic disk world book I have lissened and/or read it over 10 times and Pratchett's still one of my favorite writers

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    Kimberly Colley Lexington, KY USA 02-07-15
    Kimberly Colley Lexington, KY USA 02-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Poor sound quality"

    It sounds like a recording of a recording; tinny, and varying in volume. The story, of course, is an excellent one.

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    Dorri Poppe 02-07-15
    Dorri Poppe 02-07-15
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    "Wonderful story and narration, but audio quality.."

    I love the story and can listen again and again. The narration is great. The audio quality is inconsistent. Reissue would be nice

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    Jason 01-24-15
    Jason 01-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "poor audio quality"

    The audio quality was horrible. why am I paying 50 bucks for an analog recording that I assume was produced under a blanket

    the story was great as usual.

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