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Guards! Guards! Audiobook

Guards! Guards!: Discworld #8

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Mathias 03-05-17
    Mathias 03-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the Best"

    Nigel Planer is the perfect narrator for one of the best Discworld novels. Pratchett is a genius, and this is one of his best blends between fantasy and satire.

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    Karen 02-19-17
    Karen 02-19-17
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    "Love this author!"

    I love the creative, humorous way Terry views humanity and always love listening to Nigel!

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    GenoZ 02-06-17
    GenoZ 02-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "My first audio book"

    As the title says this was my first audio book. I have read a few of the Disc World books in the past and never got around to this one.

    Great story, well read. Very happy.

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  • "sam vimes starts here"

    Classic discworld. The first book of the night watch sub stories may not be the strongest in the run but its where it all beggins. Like all of pratchets work it is witty and insightful. The characters are ones you fall in love with and feel you know like old friends. i really cant do it justice but please treat yourself if you havent already and if you have. go visit old well loved friends i promise this run looses nothing with time

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    Daniel Manley London 01-30-17
    Daniel Manley London 01-30-17 Member Since 2016

    I'm always listening to audiobooks when I ride so I listen to a lot of audiobooks. :-D

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    "Great Introduction to Night Watch Stories"
    What made the experience of listening to Guards! Guards! the most enjoyable?

    The story is excellent and Nigel Planer is an amazing narrator who brings the characters to life give each a distinct voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all the Night Watch characters but I'd have to say it was Carrot Ironfounderson because while he comes across as earnest, even naive, he's the character who's faith and view of the world I'd most like to have.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    What makes the Night Watch stories so good is that Sam Vimes is so cynical, always believing the worst in people, while Carrot is earnest, always believing the best in people and yet I have no trouble believing they can work together and even like each other.


    Any additional comments?

    The only problem with the story I noticed was that there was a slight gap in the story telling between scenes. The gap was a second or two longer than it needed to be and I occasional wondered if I'd accidentally stopped the story. This is minor and easy to over look.

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    Richard Jones Charlotte 01-29-17
    Richard Jones Charlotte 01-29-17 Member Since 2014

    Fatherhood, funnies and fiction: You'd be surprised how often they mesh.

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    "A Fine Introduction"

    In this, Terry Pratchett's first novel of the city watch, we first meet such Anhk-Morpork luminaries as Carrot, Capt. Vimes, Sgt. Colon and Corporal Nobby. It's said great things spring from small beginnings. What do you think grows from a beginning as wonderful as this?

    You get the City Watch sequence, my favorite thread in Pratchett's Discworld tapestry. Over the length of this sequence, characters grow and change, becoming more fully realized characters, almost real in the mind's imagination. As opposed to, for instance, the Witches of Lancre thread in which characters are distilled and refined to their very essence over the course of it, the City Watch are only found here in their nascent form. And even here, at the very beginning, Pratchett's blend of satire, danger and a deep, abiding love of humanity in all it's wondrous forms combine to create characters worthy of spending some time meeting.

    Oh, and there's dragons. And we learn why a million-to-one shot always comes in.

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    Edwin Vasconez 01-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book satire disguised in fantasy"

    The language is elegantly comical and strange that I ended up laughing at myself without knowing it.

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    Eric 01-20-17
    Eric 01-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "just amazing"

    well Terry Pratchett is amazing as always, I am also glad they did not get another voice actor because the guy who usually does the disc world books does an amazing job!I would always recommend Pratchett's book to anyone who likes dry wit in there books.

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    François 01-18-17
    François 01-18-17
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    "Very good"

    Liked it very much, one of the best from this author from those I heard in audiobook.

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    Frank David Obelnicki 01-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "the narrator make the book even better!"

    I love the disk world books. There are a few that I love less... all the rincwind stories, but even some of them are great and are all worth listening too. especially once your in love with all the characters you'll meet along the way.

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