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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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Perfect story, perfect narrative tone

Stephen Briggs brings Pratchett's work to life in his reliably grounded and sensitive style. Pratchett's writing finds the balance between whimsical and profound, each sentence bringing a new twist to scene, characters and world. This particular story is the first I read featuring the night watch and I have been hooked on the adventures of Captain Vimes ever since. He embodies the classic hero archetype, with this rags to riches tale. But still manages to bring a fresh feel to an old premise. The story is both fully committed to itself and delightfully self aware. It is elegant, hilarious and perfect in every way. The narrative voice is comforting and easy to listen to. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into choice of accent and the characters voices. If you follow Briggs' work, which I do, you will find he keeps these voices and accents consistent across different episodes of disc world. I am always surprised by how a narrator can bring up so many details images simply by how they use their voice. Briggs is a master. I highly recommend.

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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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  • 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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  • truls h.
  • 02/11/2020

Great stuff!

as engaging and hilarious as it was the first time I read it in comic formate as a teenager 15 years ago! Before I'd even heard of the Disckworld saga.

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  • Lyndel
  • 19/10/2020

MOST WONDERFUL ❤️ LISTENING

Lily Melbourne, Australia Read Pratchett's book years ago, BUT LISTENING WAS A JOY Nigel Planner turned a great book into a brilliant, witty utterly Magical with lines so funny you'll laugh out loud like we did. The entire Disk World series is for the whole family to enjoy as well as personal Enjoyment. "Guard's Guards" is the first of Captain Sam Vimes series within the Ank Morpork group of the Diskworld. AND HERE BE DRAGONS INDEED !!! Meet Sgt Colon, Lance Constable Carrot the 6' dwarf and Corporal Nobby Knobs the only citizen with a HUMAN certification lead by Captain Vimes defeat the firebreathing dragon that's been conjured up from a magical book stolen by a devious malicious self appointed "Supreme Leader" of the four below average cowel cloaked participants..... British writing of fantasy and humour excellence, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Henri
  • 11/08/2020

A must read

I can not imagine who I wouldn't suggest this book to unless ypu do not like fiction, a hilarious but great book that is metery the first in it's spectacular series of City Watch books

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10/08/2020

My favorite book.

It's my favorite book, so sue me. I know Pratchett has written better books, Fifth Elephant, Nights Watch, Hat Full of Sky, Jingo, Small Gods, Making Money. But Guards! Guards! is still my favorite.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21/07/2020

kids and adults both enjoy

Simple story easy for kids to understand and enjoy. Humor with some moral nuggets (a spoonful of humor helps the moral medicine go down).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09/07/2020

Absolutely phenomenal writing

Loved the descriptions. Amazing humor that makes me burst out laughing on regular bases. Narator nails the presentation.

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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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13/06/2020

Feelgood fantasy

Rather fun and witty fantasy with original ideas. Quite enjoyable although it's not too long.

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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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  • 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.