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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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    Robyn 05-22-16
    Robyn 05-22-16
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    "A Darker Shade of the Discworld"

    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.

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    ryan 05-17-16
    ryan 05-17-16
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    "great story terrible recording"

    this was one of the worst recordings I've ever listened to on Audible. It's a shame too, because this is a great book!

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    Jennifer Manning Ut, USA 05-10-16
    Jennifer Manning Ut, USA 05-10-16 Member Since 2013

    Easy Killer

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    "My favorite..."

    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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    Melissa J. Macourek tacoma 05-10-16
    Melissa J. Macourek tacoma 05-10-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Just wow...."

    I loved it!!!

    Great plot🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍I have to put 15 words so yea... Deep cheese rabbit littlest pet shop calico critter

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    Anton Kromoff 04-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "More of the amazing Vimes."
    What did you love best about Night Watch?

    Same Vimes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Same Vimes. He is everything a protagonist should be in my opinion. He is tired, he is slightly grumpy, he is just trying to get through the day and things keep messing up. He does not waver, he does not give up, he is not this brash hero, he is just a guy trying to get things done so he can go home and get some sleep.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

    Sam Vimes.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Vimes's son is born and there is a moment between Carcer and Vimes and Vetinari every time it gets me, so many emotions, all really good ones.


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    Kowth 04-12-16
    Kowth 04-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Bad audio quality, the performance itself is fine."

    Just to clarify, I quite like the reading, it's just that the audio quality is very bothersome. The novel itself is excellent, though I'd recommend paying attention to the wording. Some puns are easier to notice on paper.

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    Edward Wilson Michigan USA 04-08-16
    Edward Wilson Michigan USA 04-08-16
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    "Great Story, Horrible Recording"

    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.

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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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