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  • Monstrous Regiment

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 138

It begun as a sudden strange fancy...Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great listen from Pratchett/Briggs

  • By Anonymous User on 19-11-2017

A monstrously good time

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

Every discworld book ends with me saying “this is my favourite” and so does this one.
War, romance, fire and women in men’s clothing.
Funny with suspense, some great returning characters and the same amazing writing that TP was known for.

  • Night Watch

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 182

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite City Watch book

  • By Gretta on 28-11-2014

Suspenseful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

This has all the humour and light of a pratchet book. With the added darkness of a thriller.
An uncertain future and the hope of success.
Carser is almost the Moriaty of Vimes.

  • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

  • Discworld Book 28, (Discworld Childrens Book 1)
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Rats! They're everywhere: in the breadbins, dancing across tabletops, stealing pies from under the cooks' noses. So what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice comes in. But he's only a cat (though one that talks).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic all around.

  • By Rebecca on 21-05-2015

I love a good story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-2018

As with most of the series, Pratchett manages to create a world of lovable characters, suspense, danger and intrigue, but with the laugh out loud comical timing and hilarity that made me burst out laughing in the supermarket.
A great read, up there with the watch series.

  • Light and Shadow

  • Memoirs of a Spy's Son
  • By: Mark Colvin
  • Narrated by: Mark Colvin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Mark Colvin is a broadcasting legend. He is the voice of ABC Radio’s leading current affairs program PM; he was a founding broadcaster for the groundbreaking youth station Double J; he initiated The World Today program; and he’s one of the most popular and influential journalists in the twittersphere. Mark has been covering local and global events for more than four decades. He has reported on wars, royal weddings and everything in between. In the midst of all this he discovered that his father was an MI6 spy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Liv on 26-08-2017

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-2018

Wonderful book for anyone I'm Australia and aware (or unaware as I was) of its history in media and politics as well as the broader world.
Wonderfully read and put together.

  • Fool Moon

  • The Dresden Files, Book 2
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNBELIEVABLE

  • By Damien on 02-03-2017

Loving the reader and series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-2017

These darker books are fantastic and I really like the way you think it's all going to hell, and then it does.

Well written and the performance really brings you into believing it's Harry reading to you.

Great performance and a gripping story.

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  • The Light Fantastic

  • Discworld 2
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

The Great A'Tuin, the heroic turtle who supports the weight of the entire Discworld, not to mention four giant elephants, swims through the galaxy day and night with the burden of being the only creature who knows exactly where the universe is going. Philosophers have long debated where this is, and are due to find out in about 2 months. Shall they worry?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor audio quality

  • By Jan on 14-04-2015

Funny and interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-2016

If you could sum up The Light Fantastic in three words, what would they be?

Solid wrap up

What other book might you compare The Light Fantastic to, and why?

The whole Discworld series, Hitchhikers Guide (original Radio), Good Omens

Which character – as performed by Nigel Planer – was your favourite?

Cohen

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

A great second book in the series. I have done a fair amount of listening in the Watch Series so its interesting to hear things from the start.

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  • The Fifth Elephant

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 161

Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday, he was a duke, a chief of police, and an ambassador. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vimes is out of time and already out of breath....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Literary Brilliance

  • By Aaron on 18-05-2015

Another great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-2016

Another great story that jobs so many if the various good parts of the universe.
Well voiced, while I did miss Neil's voice (this is the first time I have heard Stephen read thus universe), Briggs Igor had me in stiches and wanting more.
Great book.

  • Men at Arms

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 184

The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect it. But all they've got are the dwarves Corporal Carrot and Lance-constable Cuddy; the troll Lance-constable Detritus; Lance-constable Angua, who is believed to be a woman; and, worst of all, Corporal Nobbs, who has been disqualified from the human race for shoving! These underdogs need all the help they can get, for they've been given only 24 hours to clean up the war-torn town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Men at Arms

  • By dave on 09-07-2016

Hilarious

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-2016

So funny and entertaining and such a good sorry.
Well read with the characters and voices
Beautiful story with twists and turns and unexpected but clever plot devices.
Well worth reading but be sure to read Guards! Guards! First.

  • Guards! Guards!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 240

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captain Vimes vs the dragon

  • By Mr Alan M Kohn on 15-06-2017

Funny

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2016

This was a great place to start the disc world series and had me laughing out loud in many places (gym, bus, work...)
There are a few audio issues where the quality changes or a skip here and there but still listenable.
Great story and voices. Really well performed and I loved the characters and how they were played.
Two thumbs up

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

  • By: Chris Hadfield
  • Narrated by: Chris Hadfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's ‘Space Oddity' in space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A spectacular and humble insight into one continuous lifetime of applied dedication

  • By Anonymous User on 06-09-2017

An astronauts guide to how to be a better person

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-2015

Wow.
I cannot believe how good this book was.
I loved the reading and it's a great recording.
But the lessons, stories, his humility and general disposition just makes you fill with confidence and a willingness to want to be a better person.
And honestly it's just so nice to hear his story.
From start to finish I was entertained and felt the urge to improve myself.
Definitely something I will listen to again.