A new land has surfaced, and so have old feuds. And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called "war".
He's facing unpleasant foes that are out to get him...and that's just the people on his side.
The world's cleverest inventor and its most devious politician are on their way to the battlefield with a little package that's guaranteed to stop a battle...
Discworld goes to war...
This is the 21st volume in the Discworld series.
©1997 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2000 Isis Publishing Ltd.
"Nigel Planer is a stunning narrator in these stories, delivering a wide range of voices and styles while remaining wonderfully energetic and consistent." (Library Journal)
"Anyone who doesn't mind laughing themselves silly at the idiocy of people in general and governments in particular will enjoy Jingo." (Amazon.com)
"Good, but not my favourate Terry Pratchett book"
I enjoyed this book, like all of TP's discworld books, but this one wasn't quite as good as some of the others.
Nigel Planer is a good narrator but again I prefer Stephen Briggs and Tony Robinson when listening to TP.
Overall, it's a good listen, so please don't let my opinion put you off; if you like Discworld books you'll like this one as well.
"Another good Discworld story"
Another great story of the discworld. I've read them all, and am working through the audio books during long journeys. Love Pratchett's work, unfortunately this is my least favourite narrator.
Although the Guards stories are my preference this was one of my least favourite books of the series, but came alive more with another retelling. Would recommend. Good quality audio too
"Planers best effort"
This is the last City Watch book read by Planer, and even though the voices are still not right he does do a good job of it and the quality problems of the first few have been sorted out in the one.
The story is great (as you would expect) and overall you have to say that at least Planer left on a high with this as the last book he narrates.
"Yet another suberb discworld novel!"
Another excellent offering to the 'City Watch' series and a wonderful comic view of international politics and empire building. Well Done Mr Pratchett!!!
"How do you get a donkey up a minaret?"
If you love the Patrician (and I do) you will love the donkey bit of this ridiculous, but wonderful story of Samuel Vimes's trials at war in the desert. All your favourite Ankh Morporkian characters go to war. Nobby discovers his female side,Leonard de Quirm invents a submarine, Colon is........Colon.........and all ends happily, after a fashion. And if you ever have to get a donkey up (and down) a minaret, then the answer is here, too.
all the usual suspects from the guards,they just keep getting better and the story is brilliant too.
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