I can't imagine any book that would not be improved by this narrator.
Hmmm.....although he was more Edwardian, there was a Wodehousian quality to a lot of the dialogue and the funny situations with eccentric, mostly idle characters in a country manor house. If Plum had written sci-fi or time travel fiction, he might have ended up with something very like this, only somewhat funnier. But this was still very droll, very charming.
I would say Terrence, the literary quote-tossing romantic. He reminded me a lot of Young Bingo Little.
Can't come up with one.
Love this narrator, and would listen to him read the train tables.
I ordered this on a whim and had no idea how much I would enjoy listening to the story. At first I was a bit overwhelmed by the length of the narration but as I listened I was sucked in and couldn't get enough. It has a good mix of comedy, Victorian era grace, mystery and suspense. Oh and I love Cyril and Princess Arjamund. Good listen!
I really liked this story, although, it did take me a bit to feel captured by it. It was quirky and a bit silly in the way that is entertaining. I could see it being played out in my mind as I listened. I did feel that I always knew what the characters were trying to figure out. Then you just keep feeling the anticipation of their own revelations of what was really going on.
I would recommend it to a friend who likes the whole time travel idea, although, that all seemed like a side note to the developing love story.
Good book. I very much enjoy listening to these Oxford Time Travel books. I hope the next two are as good as the first two.
I would probably recommend this as an addition to the Connie Willis library. While it's not as compelling at Doomsday or Blackout, it's a much lighter approach to time travel. It's a nice easy listen.
The ending was well fleshed out - all the loose ends were tied up.
I really like Ned and Bain.
Not really, First of all, it's really long. But it was well suited to my daily commute.
As mentioned, a lighter, more humerous side to time travel. This might be a good entree into the science fiction side of literature for those who haven't wanted to try it out.
an absolute pleasure to listen to, a book full of humor and adventure. absolutely loved it. the fact that it ended was almost painful. my only regret is that i don't own it on paper (which seems like my next purchase)
Mother, Wife, Cultural Anthropologist, always a scholar and lover of books!
The characters, story line, and mystery kept me inordinately interested. I'd love to see more from the main characters!
Beware! This isn't a normal book choice for me, and I simply could not stop listening until it ran out of words! And now I want more! I haven't felt that way about a book in some time. I loved it!
Fascinating, original, intelligent
It is too original to court any ready comparison.
The boating trip (and seeing Jerome K Jerome!)
Real sadness at it finishing as I so enjoyed the journey with Ned and Verity (and the dog!)
It took me a little while to get into the story but then I absolutely loved it. Good characters. Intriguing story and link to real historical facts. Perfect narration.
This book is an excellent adventure and I enjoyed the time-travel science.
I thought the pace to be a little slow, but necessary for the convoluted plot.
Really enjoyed this book but found it to be much,much too long. I have felt this way about all the Connie Willis book I have listened to. However the quality of the writing and the wonderful characters make up for this and makes these books very worthwhile. You get great bang for your buck as far as your credits go!