Night Watch

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Tony Robinson
  • 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, because he has a job to do. He must track down a murderer, teach his younger self how to be a good copper, and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. But there's a problem: if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future.Here is a Discworld Tale of One City, with a full chorus of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affection, rebels, secret policemen, and other children of the revolution. Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a Hard-boiled Egg!

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What the Critics Say

"The best Discworld book in the whole world ever. Until next time." (SFX)
"The author's talent for comedy does not falter as he continues to set the standard for comic fantasy." (Library Journal)

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Fatal error

In a hurry I purchased one of my favourite Pratchett novels - Night Watch. Only to realise that I hadn't read the listing clearly enough. It is the shortened version. The abridged versions read by Tony Robinson are nowhere hear as good as the full length audiobooks read by first Nigel Planer, then Stephen Briggs. To turn roughly 12 hours of comic genius into 4 hours of product is a crime against the original author and his vision. I must now curse my inattention to detail and wait patiently for audible to make the full length story available.
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- Jernau Gurgeh

Why is no unabridged version available?

This is my favourite Pratchett book and I have reread it a few times. The abridged version of this book is very entertaining and Tony Robinson is an excellent narrator, but I know this book well enough to know what I am missing.

There is an unabridged version of this book available to US users of Audible, but not to UK users.

4 out of 5 for an excellent reading of a shortened text. 1 out of 5 for the poor choice available to UK users.
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-02-2007
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks