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)
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.
Nobby Nobbs, for even more comic relief.
Good character voices, steady, even rhythm.
Terry Pratchett is my favorite author. I feel like I lost a friend when he passed away.
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!
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.
It sounds like a recording of a recording; tinny, and varying in volume. The story, of course, is an excellent one.
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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