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!
The premise was silly, but the language used and the many misadventures were quite hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed myself while listening.
It was funny, and had a different take on time travel than many books in this genre.
Good narration that brought across the voice of the characters, including the humor of the situation.
If I had enough time!
It led me to listen to the rest of Claire Willis's more serious time-travel books, involving World War II in England. I felt these were well researched and were an interesting take on the historical novel.
For some off-beat science fiction fun, I would heartily recommend this book. The characters are sharp and colorful, the situation unique, the story is well-paced and easy to listen to, and while it feels like a stream-of-consciousness story for quite a while, you realize when it's wrapped up that the author had a firm handle on it the whole way through.
The performance was perfectly suited to the story and characters.
If you're looking for hard science fiction, this probably isn't for you. But if you have a sense of humor and haven't exhausted your quota of indulgence for the month, give it a try. It'll leave you smiling.
Loved this book, it was great fun. I'd read The Doomsday Book --one of my childhood favorites-- and knew Willis was a wonderful storyteller. This book couldn't be more different, but it was clever, fast-paced, and a lot of fun. It made me laugh out loud throughout, and the narration was wonderful. A tight and well-constructed story with good characters and a touch of whimsical irony... quintessentially British.
If you tend to like British humor, grab this one, you'll love it. If not, this won't be your particular cup of Earl Grey.
Pseudo-historical Victorian time travel? Art-history sleuthing? Yes please!
This book is highly entertaining! (Please sir, may I have some more??)