• Guards! Guards!

  • Discworld, Book 8
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Series: Discworld, Book 8
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (480 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1989 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)1995 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jacobus on 12-28-09

A continuous joy

There are very few books that deserve to be revised. Guards Guards, the first of the Night Watch Discworld novels is one of these few. With the classic performance of Nigel Planer it felt like bounching into an old and beloved friend with whom one has lost contact many years ago. Planer's voice and the late Sir Terry Pratchett's "serious" humour still makes an excellent escape from the rush and turmoil of everyday life. This audiobook is a golden oldie to be revisited every once and again.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Filip on 04-17-13

Best narrator I know

What did you love best about Guards! Guards!?

Nigel Planer is amazing! The voices you will hear are the same you've imagined in your head, when reading paper book. I enjoy Pratchett again, but this time on the street, in subway, everywhere.

What did you like best about this story?

It is Pratchett, so ..... everything.

What does Nigel Planer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The real authentic voices.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 09-08-12

Good, but not the best of the series

Guards! Guards! is one of the earlier discworld books and is the first time we are introduced to the City Watch making it their first in that line of books set in the discworld.

This is a fantastic story and it is well read, however the truth is that Planer is not as good at the unabridged recordings as Briggs and as a result I have lowered my score.

There is also the fact that as this is an early Guards book its just not as fleshed out as some of its sequels and as a result I cant really give it five stars because doing so would cheapen the five star novels from later on in the series.

If you love Discworld you will love this (I did), however while listening to it just remember that there is far better to come

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By mollyeyre on 07-08-13

Eminently Re-readable

I love the characters in Terry Pratchett's books, Lady Sybil is wonderful - I imagine her like a ship in full sail, although each of the Discworld novels follow on from eachother, they are equally brilliant as 'stand alone' stories. I do feel strongly that Terry Pratchett is a brilliant man, and that his humour is intelligent and pokes fun at the stupidities of our human race!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr Alan M Kohn on 06-15-17

Captain Vimes vs the dragon

a great way to hear the story of Captain Vimes and the men of the nightwatch saving their city from the dragon

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5 out of 5 stars
By H. Du Plessis on 06-13-18

Spectacular narrative

Excellent Pratchettian storyline with the gallant Captain Vimes and his Lady Sybil, Carrot and the rank. Wish Stephen Biggs were the reader, though... I find his characterisation more convincing.

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