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Night Watch: Discworld, Book 29 | [Terry Pratchett]

Night Watch: Discworld, Book 29

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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, though: 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.

Browse more novels of Discworld.

©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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    Oz Pom WA, Australia 02-02-11
    Oz Pom WA, Australia 02-02-11

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    "Pratchett at his best."

    In pursuit of a criminal, Commander Samuel Vimes is thrown back in time to become John Keel, the mentor to his younger self. The twists, turns and political intrigue are inter-mingled with the usual blend of Pratchett humour and wit. This is Pratchett at his very best and, through the excellent story-telling and vocal characterisations of Stephen Briggs, is a pleasure to listen to or to revisit for anyone who has already read the novel. Five star rating!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Zuhal Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 03-17-12
    Zuhal Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 03-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best Pratchett stories"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I would definitely recommend


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    For the first time in a long while, I was surprised by a Discworld tale. When you are a fan of a long-term, 40-odd book series, that is a very good thing.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Mr Briggs is simply Discworld characters alive. No disrespect to the talents of Mr. Nigel Planer and Mr. Tony Robinson, but there is a feeling of rightness when it is Stephen Briggs who narrates the Discworld stories.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 07-27-15
    Mr 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sam Vimes at his best!"
    Would you listen to Night Watch again? Why?

    Yes. A story so excellent, it deserves a second (or even 3rd listen). A fantastic novel (thanks Terry) read fantastically (thanks Stephen).


    What other book might you compare Night Watch to and why?

    Thud ... more Sam Vimes action.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many to choose from ... but when Vimes generally took down 'The Particulars'.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "How do they rise up, rise up?" OR "You have reached the end of cake".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nadia 08-27-14
    Nadia 08-27-14 Member Since 2013

    Books are everything to me.

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    "what else could have I expect from Pratchett?"
    Where does Night Watch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well, not that high, to be honest, but only because I vastly prefer the Witches series and the Death series to the Night Watch.
    But this book was still very good. Plus, it had time-travel and young Vetinari. Nuff said.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam Vimes. Who else.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the beginning - when an Assassin trainee was sent to observe Vimes.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Giggle.


    Any additional comments?

    AMAZING narration. Usually I speed the narration so it is at least 1.5 times or sometimes even 2 times faster - but I didn't have to with this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Trasler Canada 09-24-12
    D. Trasler Canada 09-24-12 Member Since 2012

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    "More adventures with Sam Vimes"
    What did you love best about Night Watch?

    The story. I'm a huge fan of the Vimes books, and they may be my favourite of the Discworld series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Night Watch?

    Vimes' speech to Carcer at the end of the book. Raised the hairs on the back of my neck.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Stephen Briggs is good, though not to everyone's taste (my wife doesn't like his reading) and his characters are always distinct and fairly consistent across the series (I think his Sergeant Colon changes from "The Fifth Elephant" version).


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it does get a reaction. The comic moments are fewer than they used to be, but it packs a punch.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who started with Guards, Guards and has been following the career of Sam Vimes and the Watch will appreciate this chapter of their story, dealing with time travel and some of the recent history of Ankh Morpork, including a glimpse of a young Vetinari beginning to take hold of his destiny.

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  • James C Thompson
    4/13/13
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    "Brilliant"

    By far the best of the disc world novels. I am bias as I enjoy the Sam Vimes stories more than the others but this one stands out from the rest.



    My only question is will he ever travel in time again perhaps go back and become old stone face the regicide himself !!?



    Stephen Briggs narration is excellent. Great listen.

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  • M
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    4/13/13
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    "One of the best!"

    I've yet to read (or listen to) a Terry Pratchett book that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. And this is no exception. The character of Sam Vimes is given a real opportunity to develop, as he gets transported back into his past with the murderous Carcer, in an magical accident, becoming his own mentor in the night watch. You also see the origins of the patrician Vetinari, Nobby and Colon, amongst others.



    I'd read the book years ago, but have listened to it twice in the last fortnight!

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  • mathew
    newcastle upon tyne, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "one of the best books pratchett has written"

    vimes its all vimes, subtle brillant listening. Stephen Briggs brings the characters to life.five minutes in and you'll be hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J
    Forest Row, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
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    "another great book"

    I just love Terry Pratchetts sense of humor. He describes disc world so well you can just imagine being there. Ankmore Port is my favorite city and I like all the car-actors that reappear in this book. If you like the previous books then you will like this one. Stephen Briggs is a good reader and easy to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • colin
    bristol, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Nightwatch goes at a good pace"

    Well read,for me typical Terry Pratchett, not sure if I am getting into it but find I can not stop listening and the next thing it is 3 in the morning. If you like terry Pratchett you will not be disapointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nicole
    United Kingdom
    2/28/13
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    "Night Watch: Discworld, Book 27"

    There is nothing I would criticise about this audio book. Terry Pratchett is at his best writing another hilarious and in this case often poignant story for the the guards series, Stephen Briggs narrates it brilliantly bringing to life the atmosphere and characters of the Discworld and it is unabridged, which is important because with a book this good you really don't want to miss out on huge chunks of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Sutton, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "smell the streets of ankh morpork"

    I love this book and have read it several times but listening to it brought a new dimension to it. I would just put it on while driving to work and found myself laughing and at times on the edge of tears as the story was read to me with great skill and emotion. For ten hours of audio the price is a bargin. Unabridged books are the way forward.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • YorkshireTyke
    York, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Pratchett on Top Form"

    I've read many, but not all, of TP's books, and this remains one of my absolute favourites. The usual ace one liners and possibly his most charismatic hero, Sam Vimes. What's not to love?



    Nothing much else to say apart from - read it for yourself and to the less original fantasy writers (you know who you are)... read it and weep!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Owen
    LANCASTER, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "A spectacular time travelling romp"

    This is the third Pratchett audiobook I have downloaded with Audible and again it doesn't disappoint. The voice acting is superb and the story is bought to life by Stephen Briggs. The story is a 'classic boy meets girl but has travelled back in time so she doesn't know who he is and he is trying to stop master criminal from causing mass civil war' tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "ratchet st his best"

    This book is simply the best book terry has written. Funny and heart warming in equal measue.



    The best book by my all time favorite author, and it contains Sam Vimes. What more can you want.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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