• Guards! Guards!

  • Discworld, Book 8
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-02-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (97 ratings)

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.
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©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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3 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. Karen Proctor on 18-04-15

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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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-05-10

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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