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Guards! Guards!

Discworld, Book 8
Lu par : Nigel Planer
Série : Discworld: Ankh-Morpork City Watch, Volume 1, Discworld, Volume 8
Durée : 10 h et 8 min
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If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

©1989 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)1995 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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  • Jacobus
  • 28/12/2009

A continuous joy

There are very few books that deserve to be revised. Guards Guards, the first of the Night Watch Discworld novels is one of these few. With the classic performance of Nigel Planer it felt like bounching into an old and beloved friend with whom one has lost contact many years ago. Planer's voice and the late Sir Terry Pratchett's "serious" humour still makes an excellent escape from the rush and turmoil of everyday life. This audiobook is a golden oldie to be revisited every once and again.

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  • Jonas Blomberg Ghini
  • 09/01/2020

Great fun!

The style is noticeably different from The Colour of Magic; Guards! Guards! is a bit darker, and less in your face about subversion of tropes. It also has some decently dark commentary on humanity towards the end.

The story is thoroughly entertaining, and the narration is great. Note that there are a few spots where the audio does odd things, I think only three, maybe four places one word disappeared. No big issue.

Well worth the time and money, and I will certainly get the rest, to find out what happens to Carrot, Nobby, Vimes, Colon, and the orangutan librarian.

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  • Matthew
  • 26/01/2019

Most excellent!

Very good story and characters, and Pratchett’s humor is very intelligent and witty. 10 out of 10!

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  • Michelle C.
  • 20/06/2018

So much fun

My first Terry Prachett book and it was so much fun I can't wait to read more.

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  • Lukas Kubik
  • 20/05/2018

Discworld in its best form

Guard! Guards! was actually one of the first if not THE first novel by Terry Pratchett I had read. It sparked a passion which became a deep love of Sir Terry Pratchett's work. To listen to the story narrated by Nigel Planer is pure joy, I have listened to this particular audiobook so many times I cannot count them, whilst working, relaxing, travelling... I can whole-heartedly recommend this title to anyone whether you're already a Pratchett's Discworld's fan or whether you are just thinking about giving it a shot.

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  • i
  • 01/11/2017

amazing book, amazing performance

A great book if you've never read/listened to a discworld book before. Funny as hell with a solid emotional core.

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  • lebanen
  • 13/10/2016

Such a nice way to get into Pratchett's work

I really enjoyed this audio book. The narator did his best to really place you in unbelievable adventure, with characters that are very easy to identify.

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  • BlueRoo2
  • 07/09/2016

What great fun !

Where does Guards! Guards! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is definitely one of the better books. It rolls along with the occasional laugh out loud segment and frequent guffaws.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Its hard not to like all the characters. Pratchett develops his characters as if they were real people. I do like Sam Vimes though. He's an interesting mix of the alcoholic veteran and the suddenly energetic action hero - surprising himself as much as the reader.

What does Nigel Planer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Inflection, accents and delivery pace all bring the characters to life and the events are vested with excitement you might not discover just reading it yourself. There are very few readers I think I'd trust with a Discworld book and Nigel is great.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not especially. This is a light tale that gallops along exuding fun, humour and wrapped around a cracking good story.

Any additional comments?

Yes. As much as I admire Nigel Planer, I do wish the voice he used for Sam Vimes had suited the character a little better. The voice is a little nasal and somewhat dull. Vimes is many things but he's certainly not stupid.

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  • anne marie hovgaard
  • 14/06/2016

Choose a different version

Great book, but unfortunately the narrator is not very good. He makes everyone sound like Nobby.

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  • Eveline Howells
  • 29/05/2016

gaurds gaurds

great fun as always Terry Pratchett is unique, if you like the crazy unusual, you will love this work..

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  • blackest
  • 10/05/2019

Great

Very well read, fantastic story, much closer to real human nature, than one might think of a fantasy satire. I had read the book some time ago, but still enjoyed hearing it again.

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  • Lukas Schmitz
  • 25/12/2018

Amazing story, improvable audio

After having read all Discworld books on paper this was my first audiobook by T. P.
Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way - it is amazingly written, the characters are amazing and even though I knew what was happening since I read it before I was hooked all the way through.

Now for some criticism - while I do like the voice of the reader I do not agree with some of the choices he made regarding character voices - especially with the knowledge of having read all books myself. Vetinari for example sounds like a bloated old man and vimes like he has a constant cold.
Additionally some audio issues plague the book. Multiple pauses where I thought the app had shut down, once even fading out the narrator just to repeat the last phrases again afterwards. It sounds very weird.

I would still recommend it!

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  • Markus Fluer
  • 18/11/2018

One of the best!

This is the start of the much appreciated watchmen series of the discworld. It is a must have for a real discworld connaiseur.

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  • Nossorgs
  • 14/09/2018

Great story, editing needs work

Guards! Guards! is a great book and listening to the Discworld characters come to life is a treat. If you are looking to get into the series, this book is a good place to start.

The recording is decent, with distinctive voices for each character, but the editing is very spotty in places. Lines are sometimes cut off before the end of the last word, the pause between chapters is very long and, in one case, the narration fades out. The faded-out part is repeated when the narration starts up again, but all in all the audio could have done with a more careful editor.