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Night Watch

Lu par : Stephen Briggs
Série : Discworld: Ankh-Morpork City Watch, Volume 6, Discworld, Volume 29
Durée : 10 h et 40 min
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Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a hard-boiled egg!

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; he has a job to do. He must track down a murderer, teach his young self to be a good copper, and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. There's a problem, though: if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future.

This is a Discworld Tale of One City, with a full chorus of street urchins, rebels, secret policemen, and other children of the revolution.

Browse more novels of Discworld.
©1992 Terry Pratchett and Lynn Pratchett (P)1997 ISIS Publishing Ltd.

Critiques

"British author Pratchett's storytelling, a clever blend of Monty Pythonesque humor and Big Questions about morality and the workings of the universe, is in top form...in the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series." (Publishers Weekly)
"The author's talent for comedy does not falter as he continues to set the standard for comic fantasy." (Library Journal)
"Stephen Briggs's voices add dimension to the characters while avoiding exaggeration. He brings out the satire without compromising the subtlety of the humor....The series is meant to be read aloud." (AudioFile)

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  • Oz Pom
  • 02/02/2011

Pratchett at his best.

In pursuit of a criminal, Commander Samuel Vimes is thrown back in time to become John Keel, the mentor to his younger self. The twists, turns and political intrigue are inter-mingled with the usual blend of Pratchett humour and wit. This is Pratchett at his very best and, through the excellent story-telling and vocal characterisations of Stephen Briggs, is a pleasure to listen to or to revisit for anyone who has already read the novel. Five star rating!

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  • Naist
  • 31/10/2018

Simply the best

What more is there to say. In the watch series this is my favorite. Maybe read or listen to the previous books before before this one, just to make it that much better.
Do not listen to anyone suggesting Tony Robinson, not because his narration is directly poor, but because he narrates an abridged edition. That is something you never want to do to a Pratchett book, and really shouldn't listen to.

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  • Zuhal
  • 17/03/2012

One of the best Pratchett stories

What did you like about this audiobook?

I would definitely recommend

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

For the first time in a long while, I was surprised by a Discworld tale. When you are a fan of a long-term, 40-odd book series, that is a very good thing.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Mr Briggs is simply Discworld characters alive. No disrespect to the talents of Mr. Nigel Planer and Mr. Tony Robinson, but there is a feeling of rightness when it is Stephen Briggs who narrates the Discworld stories.

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  • Ian
  • 16/08/2019

For young and old

Terry Pratchett has got to be one of the best story tellers of our time. For young and old alike, his stories remain entertaining and insightful. I look forward to having children that I may share this wonderful gift with them, in the hopes they’ll find as much love for them as I have.

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  • James
  • 31/01/2019

Murder and time travel

Pratchett can do no wrong, time travel and wise monks and a serial killer on the loose what more could anyone ask for?

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  • Kelly
  • 26/10/2016

Captivating

I'll be honest - I truly love Pratchett's Discworld. And I especially love anything Vimes. So I'm possibly biased here. But it's an amazing story, written with incredible wit and humor, and read excellently by Briggs. I could hardly put it down and I'm apt to listen to it again, immediately.

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  • IrekKsiazek
  • 09/07/2016

Page flipping even as audio

Page flipping even as audio. Definitywnie one of the best of night watch series. Brilliant

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  • Mr
  • 27/07/2015

Sam Vimes at his best!

Would you listen to Night Watch again? Why?

Yes. A story so excellent, it deserves a second (or even 3rd listen). A fantastic novel (thanks Terry) read fantastically (thanks Stephen).

What other book might you compare Night Watch to and why?

Thud ... more Sam Vimes action.

Which scene was your favorite?

So many to choose from ... but when Vimes generally took down 'The Particulars'.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"How do they rise up, rise up?" OR "You have reached the end of cake".

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  • Nadia
  • 27/08/2014

what else could have I expect from Pratchett?

Where does Night Watch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well, not that high, to be honest, but only because I vastly prefer the Witches series and the Death series to the Night Watch.
But this book was still very good. Plus, it had time-travel and young Vetinari. Nuff said.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam Vimes. Who else.

Which scene was your favorite?

In the beginning - when an Assassin trainee was sent to observe Vimes.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Giggle.

Any additional comments?

AMAZING narration. Usually I speed the narration so it is at least 1.5 times or sometimes even 2 times faster - but I didn't have to with this book.

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  • D. Trasler
  • 24/09/2012

More adventures with Sam Vimes

What did you love best about Night Watch?

The story. I'm a huge fan of the Vimes books, and they may be my favourite of the Discworld series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Night Watch?

Vimes' speech to Carcer at the end of the book. Raised the hairs on the back of my neck.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Stephen Briggs is good, though not to everyone's taste (my wife doesn't like his reading) and his characters are always distinct and fairly consistent across the series (I think his Sergeant Colon changes from "The Fifth Elephant" version).

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but it does get a reaction. The comic moments are fewer than they used to be, but it packs a punch.

Any additional comments?

Anyone who started with Guards, Guards and has been following the career of Sam Vimes and the Watch will appreciate this chapter of their story, dealing with time travel and some of the recent history of Ankh Morpork, including a glimpse of a young Vetinari beginning to take hold of his destiny.

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  • Ursula
  • 31/08/2014

Mein Lieblingspratechett

Schon dreimal gehört, hier finde ich die Story unglaublich toll, aktuell und spannend und tiefreifend und lustig und viele Details und Wortwitze und Charaktere. Kann ich nur weiterempfehlen. Das, und "Nation" sind meine Highlights.

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  • Whizz
  • 14/09/2015

Vimes bleibt einfach der Beste

Ich gestehe gerne ein Fan der Stadtwache zu sein, und Captain/Commander/Duke Vimes ist dafür in großen Teilen mit verantwortlich. Mit Night Watch erleben wir ein bisschen Ankh Morpork Geschichte, mit einigen alten und vielen neuen Bekannten. Humoristisch, ironisch und einfach unverkennbar.

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  • ksr
  • 11/04/2019

Hervorragend

Im Laufe der Jahre hörte ich fast alle Pratchett Hörbücher. Dieses ist mein absoluter Favorit. Tiefgründig und- wie so oft nit Vimes- eher dunkler Natur. Geschichte und Helden. Ursprung des Patricians.

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  • heckenthaler
  • 25/08/2012

Wonderful!!

This audio book is great. Of course Terry Pratchetts story line and charakters ars marvelous and Stephen Briggs voice just adds to the fun. The quality is absolutly fine. All in all it is very hard not to enjoy this audio book.