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Guards! Guards!

Discworld, Book 8
Narrated by: Tony Robinson
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

An aura of mean-minded resentfulness is thick in the streets of Ankh-Morpork. Insurrection is in the air. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. The Have-Nots want some of their own magic. But magic in the hands of amateurs is a dangerous thing.

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.

©1995 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)1995 Corgi Audio

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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)

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Classic

Love it. I read the physical book many times over the years, so there were a couple of bits missing, but such is the way when books are converted to audio or video. Tony Robinson is always my goto narrator for discworld, highly recommended as a great start to discworld.

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Guards! Guards!

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.

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love it.

not my favorite Terry Pratchett but an entertaining story none the less. a great introduction Sam s relationships

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Great book

I have been meaning to read Guards Guards for ages and I wasn't disappointed :-)

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Humourous

To is always to put an smile on your face whichever of his books you read. Brilliant.

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Amazing. thank you Mr Robinson

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.

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great story, great voices

love it, I listen to it over and over again, thank you very much :-D

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Disappointing

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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Great!

Loved it in all it's ridicularity!