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I've listened to about 20 Discworld books so far, and they are all excellent. I've rated them all 5 stars. This one, though, is one of my favorites from the 20. The reason is that, while it is as hilarious and well written as the others, aspects of the plot in this one strike me as being much deeper and more interesting to contemplate -- predestination vs. free will, for example.
Also, for those who have read Discworld books, I suggest you don't let that deter you from listening to them with Nigel Planar narrating. He adds a whole new dimension himself. Nigel Planar's narration and Terry Pratchett's writing is a match made by, well . . . the gods.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I love the discworld novels, especially any that involve the Watch. Unfortunately, when they pulled the audio from the cds for this no one bothered to check the quality. There are dead spaces where the cds move from one track to another and some of these are in the middle of a sentence.
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I would prefer the narration to be done in a more subtle manner. Poor narration of Drumnott, poor narration of Willikins. It makes them sound a bit stupid and slow witted. Willikins can kill a man with sharpened pennies, sewn into a hat brim, and in this story he sounds like a plodding halfwit. And no justice is done to poor old Drumnott either. As lover of Discworld novels, and respect for Sit Terry Pratchett, I believe that the narration has to reflect the carracter. It will always be very good source material. The narrator just need to do these beloved characters justice. Thank you.