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Publisher's Summary

Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch has to track down a murderer who can't be seen.

Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide...

It's not as if the Watch hasn't got problems of its own. There's a werewolf suffering from Pre-Lunar Tension, Corporal Nobbs is hob-nobbing with the nobs, and there's something really strange about the new dwarf recruit, especially his earrings and eyeshadow.

Who can you trust when there are mobs on the street and plotters in the night and all the clues point the wrong way? In the gloom of the night, Watch Commander Sir Samuel Vimes finds that the truth may not be out there after all...

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©1996 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)1999 Isis Publishing Ltd.

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"Most writers would have trouble producing a full page of the rich zaniness with which Terry Pratchett fills entire novels. His comic fantasies have plots and characters, but they're really about language. They beg to be read aloud." (AudioFile)

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One of the best of the best

I've listened to about 20 Discworld books so far, and they are all excellent. I've rated them all 5 stars. This one, though, is one of my favorites from the 20. The reason is that, while it is as hilarious and well written as the others, aspects of the plot in this one strike me as being much deeper and more interesting to contemplate -- predestination vs. free will, for example.

Also, for those who have read Discworld books, I suggest you don't let that deter you from listening to them with Nigel Planar narrating. He adds a whole new dimension himself. Nigel Planar's narration and Terry Pratchett's writing is a match made by, well . . . the gods.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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bad audio

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I love the discworld novels, especially any that involve the Watch. Unfortunately, when they pulled the audio from the cds for this no one bothered to check the quality. There are dead spaces where the cds move from one track to another and some of these are in the middle of a sentence.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great story, horrible audio

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

All of Terry Pratchett's books are great fun to read. I would recommend the book with the caveat that the audio recording leaves much to be desired. It is almost like the recording is ripped from CDs with fade in/out turned on at the end of each track.

Which scene was your favorite?

Anything with Angua in it.

Do you think Feet of Clay needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There are already lots of followup books.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Karleen
  • richmond, BC, Canada
  • 09-04-05

Excellent City Watch title

This is the third novel in the City Watch subseries of Terry Pratchett's DiscWorld series. I first enjoyed this book in its written form, but it was well worth experiencing it as an audiobook as well. I find that I appreciate many of the more subtle nuances of Terry Pratchett's novels when I hear them read aloud, and this book was no exception. A+!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The ancient instinct of terriers and policemen

What can I say? This is excellent, part of the Watch series of Dicsworld books I love so much. I've read this one over and over and it gets better every time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Loved it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh, yes. Well written and fun.

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

Not my favorite, prefer Steven Briggs.

Any additional comments?

Also fun to read, completely difference experience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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As usual, Pratchett and Planer, pure genius,

In my opinion, one of the best author, narrator combinations on audible. I never get tired of Pratchett, and Planers narration is out of this world!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jarret
  • Tekonsha, MI, USA
  • 04-17-07

Another Winner

While this is not Pratchett's best work, that is like saying that you won "only a few million dollars" in the lottary. As always, Pratchett delivers a witty, thoughtful narrative in the finest discworld tradition.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant

Who else could muse on the nature of humanity while writing some of the funniest stuff on the planet. All 3 thumbs up!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Timothy
  • Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • 07-26-03

Another fine novel about the Night Watch.

My favorite stream of the Discworld series is definitely the tales of the Night Watch. This is yet another great tale with all of the Night Watch characters you have come to expect and more. I love how Pratchett deconstructs our culture and history through these characters and Pratchett has done it again!

As always, Nigel Planer has done a great job bringing the Discworld to life.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful