It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.
And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder.
He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment.
They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.
But not quite all....
©2011 Terry Pratchett (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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This book showcases Sam Vimes, what a man. Noble, honourable, kind, hard bitten, righter of wrongs, husband of the indomitable Sybil, father of Sam (whose poo obsession is hilarious), friend, mentor, hero and all round good guy. The book also features Widdikins (sp?), a gentleman's gentleman and so much more. The rest of the watch are there but in small doses. Loved it and will listen again and again.
"A fitting finale for Commander Vimes and Lady Sybil."
An excellent story and wonderfully narrated by Stephen Briggs. The narrator has the ability to be able to do such a range of voices that the listener actually forgets that they are only listening to one person.
Terry Pratchett's story of Commander Vimes and the wonderful Lady Sybil is a fitting final to all their adventures together. What a magnificent couple and how wonderful to see how they have changed and grown over the stories. To get the full enjoyment out of this story I would suggest that the listener starts at the beginning with 'Guards! Guards!.
makes good listening as long as have read the book, other wise to distractive trying to follow the plot
"was one of tarry pratchett basst works"
loved it a funny story to lesson to hardly stad any more than one or two hours away from it
"excellent like "Thud" - Fun, insightful, political"
I loved it. As usual, Stephen Briggs was excellent.
The book's set in the countryside, with a Townie's view of it, which makes a bumpkin like me smile.
There's a strong political vein exposing and denouncing prejudice and slavery, which really appealed to me.
Going to listen to it again and again.
I love this book, well read and masterfully written. It's hard to listen to a favourite book without picking faults in the narrator, but this was perfect.
"really love pratchettt"
good voice, great characters... really enjoyed it... thoroughly recommended.. good to sleep to on the train too
"Another great story by T P."
Another gripping story told in 4D. One has to be amazed at the depth of and complexity of the plot and the history built up through the book series. Highly recommended.
"Oh dear..... I'm hooked"
This was my introduction to Discworld and I'm hooked ! Slab for the ears, brilliant. Now should I start at book 1 ? It's going to be an expensive journey :)
Commander Vimes, conflicted hero.
"Another brilliant book featuring Sam Vimes at his best"
Enjoyed this book enormously, Vimes has to be one of the best dos world characters. Highly recommended
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