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Night Watch Audiobook

Night Watch: Discworld #27

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Publisher's Summary

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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.

What the Critics Say

"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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    Elizabeth Traylor 10-15-16
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    "Variable audio"

    Love the story, since I love terry pratchett. A little annoying because every little while the pitch and quality changes.

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    Heidi L. Hoggan Idyllwild, CA 09-20-16
    Heidi L. Hoggan Idyllwild, CA 09-20-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Good voice, bad sound."

    Good performance but poor recording sound quality, it was a bit scratchy, tinny and low.

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    Katherine 09-18-16
    Katherine 09-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this book so very much."

    One of my favorite Pratchett books and favorite books in general. Narration is ok.

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    Robert Harris 09-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Horrible sound quality"

    This is a great book -- buy it in paperback, ebook, hardcover, but avoid the audiobook. It sounds like the narrator was six feet underground speaking through a poorly operating bullhorn. I've read literally hundreds of audiobooks and none have been as poorly produced as this was. Don't * buy * it.

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    Keehn Fam 7 Lake City, MN 09-01-16
    Keehn Fam 7 Lake City, MN 09-01-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, lousy audio quality"

    The production quality is a bit shoddy. Briggs is fabulous, the mixing is not. I really enjoyed the story, though, as usual.

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    John B. Fisher Raleigh-Durham, NC USA 09-01-16
    John B. Fisher Raleigh-Durham, NC USA 09-01-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Lousy Audio"

    Great story. Horrid audio, as Audible advises. But the story outweighs the poor audio. With the listen. one of the best discworld stories.

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    Marc Larieviere 08-31-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Magnificent"

    Great story by Pratchett, fantasy/comedy hybrid for a great book. I'm somewhat partial to pratchett as I've always loved his work but the narator can kill a book in audio format. Briggs brings it home nicely.
    If you like fantasy adventure books I'd recomend this as well as the rest of the watch storyline from Pratchett's discworld series, look for briggs on naration!

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    Rebecca 07-29-16
    Rebecca 07-29-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Briggs continues to speed read"

    I simply cannot get used to Briggs' narration style. He manages to speed read the entire book. Pauses are not his forte but shouting angrily is. His style exhausts me.

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    B. Bagne Commerce, CA United States 06-22-16
    B. Bagne Commerce, CA United States 06-22-16
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    "Poor recording, fantastic book"

    If you've listened to any of the Discworld audiobooks, you know Stephen Briggs. He IS the voice(s) of Discworld. My problem with this recording is its uneven nature. Volume shifts between chapters, sometimes it sounds like the sound is far away from the speaker. It's like someone held up a microphone to a tape recorder, so what we get is second-hand, at best. I expect more from Audible.

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    ar43r 06-20-16
    ar43r 06-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best books but quality of sound is poor"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    its one the best books in series. Stephen Briggs is amazing as a narrator. But the quality of recording is poor.

    same book downloaded via audible.de has better quality of sound


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