The City Watch is the last line of defence against such unnatural goings-on. But when even the Watch have trouble telling right from wrong, you know that law and order ain't what they used to be. But that's all about to change.
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"Pratchett has a masterful ear for dialogue, a keen eye for the ridiculous, and a real feel for language." (Time Out)
Wish I'd bought the unabridged version. Narration was very good but I didn't feel the story flowed well and I feel a bit cheated by the price.
loved this book when I read it. loved it even more now. I thank Tony Robinson for lending his voice to this book with tears in my eyes knowing that he and Pratchett were close friends.
Sci and Sci-fi geek, techie by trade and primitive skills practitioner for fun (wild camping, field archery, fishing, etc.).
Lets be clear from the start, I am a fan of the Discworld series and have read all of them at least once; most I've read countless times. I get the audio books so I can listen to them in the car to work (each way is conveniently one CD long).
This abridged version leaves a lot to be desired. Tony Robinson's delivery is poor, and the editing of the story seriously detract from the original. Having read (and love) the book I spent the entire time listening to this thinking 'hang on a mo what about.....'
If this were given to me as an introduction to the series I doubt it would have gone any further.
Personally I would stick with the unabridged versions which are far closer to the originals - Nigel Planer's recounting is good, Steven Brigg's is superb (seems to be the only person who has read the books - he knows that Carrot has a Welsh accent!)
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