Guards! Guards!
Terry Pratchett

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Narrated By: Nigel Planer

Duration: 10 hours and 10 minutes

What to expect

'The people next door oppress me all night long. I tell them, I work all day, a man's got to have some time to learn to play the tuba. That's oppression, that is. If I'm not under the heel of the oppressor I don't know who is.'

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 it used to be. But that's all about to change...

Genre

Fantasy, Modern & contemporary fiction, Comic (humorous) fantasy, Epic fantasy / heroic fantasy, Contemporary fantasy, Humorous fiction, Satirical fiction & parodies, Adventure fiction

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Pratchett is at the peak of his powers; it's hard to think of any humorist writing in Britain today who can match him... A masterful ear for dialogue, a keen eye for the ridiculous and a real feel for language

Time Out

Discworld takes the classic fantasy universe through its logical, and comic evolution

Cleveland Plain Dealer

The best humorous English author since P.G. Wodehouse

Sunday Telegraph

This is one of Pratchett's best books. Hilarious and highly recommended