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Guards! Guards!

Discworld, Book 8
Narrated by: Tony Robinson
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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Publisher's Summary

An aura of mean-minded resentfulness is thick in the streets of Ankh-Morpork. Insurrection is in the air. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. The Have-Nots want some of their own magic. But magic in the hands of amateurs is a dangerous thing.

The City Watch is the last line of defence against such unnatural goings-on. But when even the Watch have trouble telling right from wrong, you know that law and order ain't what they used to be. But that's all about to change.

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"Pratchett has a masterful ear for dialogue, a keen eye for the ridiculous, and a real feel for language." ( Time Out)

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fantastic

reader was very good, I was concerned at first but played the roles very well. Thank you very much

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  • Diego Floor
  • 01-03-2020

Inadequate performance

(I thought I had reviewed this already)
The pacing is all over the place. Sometimes it's too slow, so I speed up, then it slows down and I have to reduce the speed again. Then he starts to whisper and I can't hear anything. This may be good acting in other contexts but for an audiobook it's just annoying.

But by far the worst offence is that he butchers the humor of the book!

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  • MICHAEL J BAXTER
  • 19-11-2018

Classic

Love it. I read the physical book many times over the years, so there were a couple of bits missing, but such is the way when books are converted to audio or video. Tony Robinson is always my goto narrator for discworld, highly recommended as a great start to discworld.

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  • Mrs. Karen Proctor
  • 18-04-2015

Guards! Guards!

Wish I'd bought the unabridged version. Narration was very good but I didn't feel the story flowed well and I feel a bit cheated by the price.

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  • K. Mcchesney
  • 08-02-2019

love it.

not my favorite Terry Pratchett but an entertaining story none the less. a great introduction Sam s relationships

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  • Modkin
  • 17-05-2018

Great book

I have been meaning to read Guards Guards for ages and I wasn't disappointed :-)

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  • Michael A
  • 31-03-2018

Humourous

To is always to put an smile on your face whichever of his books you read. Brilliant.

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  • Dan
  • 16-10-2016

Amazing. thank you Mr Robinson

loved this book when I read it. loved it even more now. I thank Tony Robinson for lending his voice to this book with tears in my eyes knowing that he and Pratchett were close friends.

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  • Z. Gott
  • 20-12-2014

great story, great voices

love it, I listen to it over and over again, thank you very much :-D

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  • Steve Wilkinson
  • 03-05-2010

Disappointing

Lets be clear from the start, I am a fan of the Discworld series and have read all of them at least once; most I've read countless times. I get the audio books so I can listen to them in the car to work (each way is conveniently one CD long).

This abridged version leaves a lot to be desired. Tony Robinson's delivery is poor, and the editing of the story seriously detract from the original. Having read (and love) the book I spent the entire time listening to this thinking 'hang on a mo what about.....'

If this were given to me as an introduction to the series I doubt it would have gone any further.

Personally I would stick with the unabridged versions which are far closer to the originals - Nigel Planer's recounting is good, Steven Brigg's is superb (seems to be the only person who has read the books - he knows that Carrot has a Welsh accent!)

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  • Kashif
  • 09-01-2010

Great!

Loved it in all it's ridicularity!