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Asmus Neergaard

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  • Men at Arms

  • Discworld, Book 15
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 313

The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect it. But all they've got are the dwarves Corporal Carrot and Lance-constable Cuddy; the troll Lance-constable Detritus; Lance-constable Angua, who is believed to be a woman; and, worst of all, Corporal Nobbs, who has been disqualified from the human race for shoving! These underdogs need all the help they can get, for they've been given only 24 hours to clean up the war-torn town.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story - Terrible Production!

  • By Christian on 12-11-12

Fantastic story and audio problems

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-13

If you could sum up Men at Arms in three words, what would they be?

Fun Intelligent Hilarious

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cmd. Vimes

What didn’t you like about Nigel Planer’s performance?

While Nigel Planer's normal narrator voice is quite alright, I honestly don't like the voices he gives the different characters. They more or less sound nasal and slightly stupid all of them, save for a few ones.
However, his narration pales in comparison to the audio editing, which is plagued by hissing background noise and sudden variations in sound levels.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, without a doubt. But only because it's a Terry Pratchett story.

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