I picked up this audiobook a while back during a sale because of the whimsical title and quirky-sounding premise, and was blown away by how great it was. It has become one of my favourite novels of all time, worth multiple reads/listens to catch all the clues to the mystery.
The narration is delightful. Crossley does a great job of bringing the characters to life and his delivery enhances the humour.
Despite its being 20 hours long, the story zips right along.
I am not a great fan of science fiction, but this was fascinating and funny. The narrator was very professional and believable, except perhaps for his cat meow!
What is wonderful is that felines are once again back in the world at the end! A must-read or listen for all cat lovers! And dog lovers!
This is one of those books that is both a historical novel , sci fi and satire, and mystery . I have listened to it 4 times over 7 years . Still love it for different reasons
Humour, good stroyline, great plot, continued mystery -
Obviously the narrator
Too many to mention
Mmmmmm, maybe, but it is a long book so it would become tiring I feel.
Give me more from this authoress
The premise was interesting, and I had such high hopes for this book. The tedious writing, however, left the story on the sidelines. This book is probably both funny and interesting to those who have suffered through a bachelor's degree in Victorian Literature, or those who think anything said in a British accent counts as comedy. Had the author made any attempt to move the storyline along at a pace greater than a boat outing on the Thames, I might have been able to stick it out. Between puzzing over archaic quotes and wondering whether each scene would ever end, I could not even make it to Part 2.
Very entertaining and funny book. Loved the detail and the characters, especially the descriptions of the dog. Connie Willis can sometimes lose my attention with too many details, but this time travel tale has just the right amount.
I loved this quirky odd book with it's timeline complexities and strange character encounters. At times it is slow, but still really funny.
Part Scifi, part historical novel, totally full of humor and brilliantly narrated, this book truly is a 5 star read.
But my husband and I decided to give this book a try as we took a driving vacation from Boise, ID to Boston. We are certainly glad we did. We were completely charmed, entertained and in love with the way the author wove pieces of the past and the future into a beautiful, seamless vision. We continue to search for Connie Willis' works on Audible and have not yet been disappointed.
...occasionally broadens her horizons, but generally just wants to be entertained...
I bought this audiobook because I wanted something new and the reviews were quite good. It took me a while to get into it because I'd never read anything by Ms. Willis before, but once I understood the premise and how the time travel worked it was quite enjoyable. I won't say that I guffawed all the way through, but I did chuckle out loud occassionally and that actually says a lot.
The narration was at times a bit plodding and slowly spoken, but since most of the story takes place in the Victorian Age that seems somehow quite appropriate.
All in all quite amusing and I consider it a good purchase.