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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a hard boiled egg!

Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck.

Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive; he has a job to do. He must track down a murderer, teach his young self to be a good copper, and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. There's a problem: if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future.

This is a Discworld Tale of One City, with a full chorus of street urchins, rebels secret policemen, and other children of the revolution.

©1992 Terry Pratchett and Lynn Pratchett; (P)1997 ISIS Publishing Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"British author Pratchett's storytelling, a clever blend of Monty Pythonesque humor and Big Questions about morality and the workings of the universe, is in top form...in the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series." (Publishers Weekly)
"The author's talent for comedy does not falter as he continues to set the standard for comic fantasy." (Library Journal)
"Stephen Briggs's voices add dimension to the characters while avoiding exaggeration. He brings out the satire without compromising the subtlety of the humor....The series is meant to be read aloud." (AudioFile)

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My favorite Terry Pratchett book!

I wish I could give this book six stars or maybe 7 or 8! I enjoyed this from start to finish. I love the characters, I love the narrator, I love the story! Commander Vimes has always been one of my favorite characters, and this book went so much deeper into his character than any other I've read so far. Read it and enjoy!!

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Damn good reading

The sound quality lapses on occasion, but otherwise a great book. (Blah blah blah blah)

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Bad audio quality for a great book.

Crackled and popped like nothing else, no other Discworld book sounded this bad. A shame, because this is otherwise a fantastic listen.

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Great performance

Stephen Briggs does his usual excellence. The sound was a bit tinny though, as if a recording of a recording.

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A bit quiet

The recording was apparently taken from the original cassettes and had issues with levels. Other than that, spectacular.

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Excellent book; fuzzy audio

I love everything by Terry Pratchett, and "Night Watch" is Pratchett at his best. My only complaint about this recording is that it's fuzzy, like it came straight from a cassette tape without any touching up at all. Obviously, in the grand scheme of things, this doesn't make much of a difference, but still. For Sir Terry Pratchett, you'd think they'd make the effort

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Very Clever Book

Well written and brilliantly structured. My first Diskworld book, but it gave me a real taste to check out more of the series.

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my thoughts

I loved the book, story, and narration; unfortunately, the quality of the recording was disappointing.

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  • 08-06-17

Good story; bad audio.

Great book but terrible audio quality. They really should remaster or re-record it if they are going to charge full price.

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Surprisingly poor audio recording.

Good paginate on a great story.
Static and background noise, noticable shifts on the quality of the different recording sessions, etc. The whole thing sounds like it was recorded over the phone.