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Brilliant narration

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

Reviewed: 06-07-2017

Jonathan Sleep really bring this story alive. Extra production additions were well worth it.

The story is great, though I don't like toilet humour and the half-orc's low-charisma induced bodily functions put me off. If it wasn't for being constantly assaulted with farts and poop, I would have given this all 5 stars.

Excellent narration, but......

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-2016

The narrator is brilliant with characterisation and I enjoyed his reading, but he mispronounced the most basic main-character names. Tomas is pronounced Toe-mass; Liam: Lie-am; Arutha: A-root-a; and Guy: Gee. This really bugged me. Minus half a star for each name. I wouldn't not buy the book because of it and if I had never read the books I would have given 5 stars.

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Great story...... He said.....

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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: 11-07-2016

The story was engaging and worth the 'read'. The narration was a little off-putting. Too many instances of 'he said' 'she said'. Not sure if that is a problem with the book of if other narrators skip saying these because the listener knows who is talking based on the voice acting. The voice acting was good so we knew who was saying what, most of the time, without the constant 'he replied' or 'she reiterated'. It got very annoying, like a constant background noise, once you notice it it's hard to not hear it. And the strong American accent was a bit grating too.

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Brilliant

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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: 06-05-2015

The story is brilliant. The narration is the best I have experienced. Rupert is a true voice actor, not a mere narrator. My next book will be one of his art. He brings the story to life like no other.

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Amazing

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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: 18-03-2015

I couldn't 'put this book down'. I would sometimes sit in my car for half an hour listening before I got out. The narration is more like a voice acting performance. Each character had their own accent, brilliant. This book is highly recommended. It had me sitting on the edge on my car seat.

66 people found this helpful

Awesome all round.

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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: 26-02-2015

I am reading the Pratchett in series order. This is the first Death book read by Stephen Briggs and even though his version of Death is different, I think I prefer Stephen's narration. Both Nigel and Stephen are very good narrators, Stephen's seem to be a more consistent quality in term of sound.

This is by far my favourite in the Death series. You won't be disappointed with the story or the narration.

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Great book, well narrated, very poor quality.

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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: 17-12-2014

Terry Pratchett has written another great book. And as one of Nigel Planer's early narrations, it is good. But the quality of the recording is very poor. The sound is grainy and muffled and it changes between chapters forcing me to adjust the volume several times during the book. There are also several skips and repeated sections.

I would still recommend the book for the story but be aware that the quality is not the best.

6 people found this helpful

My favourite City Watch book

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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: 28-11-2014

This is by far my favourite City Watch Discworld book. The time travel is intriguing. I do prefer Steven Brigg's voice for Vimes and Vetinarie (sp?) but Nigel Planar's voice is better for Carrott. Both narrators bring life to the characters and I highly recommend them both.

I have been reading the discworld in order of story lines. It is like a little mini series. I would recommend starting the City Watch series from the beginning. I have become very attached to the characters and am not looking forward to them ending in two books time.

Definitely worth the listen.

4 people found this helpful