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Guards! Guards! Audiobook

Guards! Guards!: Discworld #8

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If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel.

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(P)ISIS Publishing Ltd, 1995; Copyright © Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1989; Cover Illustration © Josh Kirby

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    Benjamin (Valerie old) Johnstown, CO, USA 01-21-06
    Benjamin (Valerie old) Johnstown, CO, USA 01-21-06
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    "Pratchett's Best Ever?"

    Guards! Guards! may very well be, in my humble opinion, Pratchett's best Discworld book yet. The characters are so unique and relatable that I sometimes feel as though I might have met them before. The librarian of Unseen University is, far and away, my favorite character, and his inclusion in this book was delightful and hysterical. So hysterical that my husband will no longer let me listen to Pratchett when he's working from home because my laughter disrupts his concentration. Vimes is as salty as ever, even faced with dragons, and the added bonus of a mystery/conspiracy put this Discworld volume above all the rest. I confess that I'm only two-thirds of the way through the series, but I am steadily plowing ahead with great anticipation, as well as fear that one day I will reach the end...and it will be, well, the end.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    W. S. Jasper, GA, USA 12-02-03
    W. S. Jasper, GA, USA 12-02-03
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    "95% Excellent!"

    "Guards! Guards!" is thoroughly engaging, with characters you can root for while you're still prone on the floor with laughter. However, I do have two very minor quibbles with Nigel Planer's generally excellent reading. Orangutang is apparently not his best foreign language, as his rendering of the Librarian is less than riveting. Second, he completely ruined one jest by failing to read the sound effect properly. When Carrot charges the palace gate, it's supposed to sound like a European police siren, not a song by The Police. Those minor faults aside, I enjoyed this audiobook tremendously and will continue to select books read by Mr. Planer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Atom Jenks, OK United States 09-13-15
    Atom Jenks, OK United States 09-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love Terry Pratchett"

    I love the intricacies of the different Discworld series and how they all play into the same time line but have a completely different time line of their own...

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    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 06-06-15
    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 06-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Pratchett at His Very Best!"

    Another great one by Terry Pratchett, possibly the best one I've read yet.

    I truly love how he is able to take a certain subject - may it be the post office, or job of a city guard - and make it into a grossly entertaining, rip-roaring story in a fantasy setting. The concepts are brilliant, and they work so well because these are comedic stories. The characters are much larger than life. The humor is tongue-in-cheek and the narrator brings it to life in just the right way. Not all the concepts are home runs, but one good thing about Pratchett is that his stories keep you moving right along and always keep you guessing as to what's going to happen next.

    I love the characters in this book! It'll be hard to forget Carrot. A naive young man raised by dwarves becoming a guard in the big city, actually taking his job seriously and upholding the law. And the orangutan librarian was absolutely hilarious! I definitely want more of these characters!

    Not only is this a great fantasy book, but it's a great place to start if you're looking to start reading Terry Pratchett.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Ner York, NY, United States 02-22-15
    Jonathan Ner York, NY, United States 02-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Glitchy recording"

    My first book in the disc world and I was very pleased. The recording itself has some odd glitches but it's doesn't ruin the experience.

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    S. Laird Eagle River, Alaska 03-16-11
    S. Laird Eagle River, Alaska 03-16-11 Member Since 2006
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    "great story, not the best narration"

    I thought this was indeed an excellent Discworld story, but I don't think it was one of Nigel Planer's best narrations. There were a number of mispronounced words that bothered me a bit (synapse, baroque, ululation) that I don't think were merely a difference between British and American English, and there were the audio editing error and quality that other reviewers have mentioned. I DID like that the narration was not as frantic nor accents quite as hard to hear, as in the case with some of his Discworld narrations. I think I prefer the narrations by Stephen Briggs. This was my first listen/read of a story with Captain Vimes as a main character, and I'm eager to visit him again. I DO wish the Discworld audiobooks were not so pricey!

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    Patrick Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA 06-26-08
    Patrick Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA 06-26-08
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    "Funny and entertaining"

    Terry Pratchett is my favorite author hands down. The humor in his books are, well, hilarious and his characters seem alive. The voice actor is the best i have ever heard in any book and he does the whole series just as well. Each character has a suitably funny voice and he brings you right into the story. You will not be disappointed with this book or any of the discworld novels now that i think of it.

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    Denise 02-03-10
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    "Great Pratchett but..."

    The recording was messy. At one point Planer says, "I'll do that over" and repeats the prior line. The sound quality was not consistent either. The editing and production quality are the problem here. The performance of the story was great and only hindered by bad production.

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    Adam Tulsa, OK, United States 11-08-17
    Adam Tulsa, OK, United States 11-08-17 Member Since 2008
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    "very entertaining"

    the narrator was awesome you really did good with the voices just couldn't wait to listen to the next chapter I look forward to reading more just great book got to check it out

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    Charles 10-15-17
    Charles 10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing work, Terry Pratchett is truly awesome"

    One of Sir Terry 's finest works, the characters are so human and so believable. The discworld is a fantasy world full of such amazingly human characters.

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