I think it was the language barrier. The book is well written; the characterization is firm and appropriate; the story is well thought out and travels from point A to point B in a coherent fashion. So, the story should be a 5. The but is: I found little to relate to. Perhaps not a language barrier so much as a cultural divide.
I was really looking forward to this book. However, there were characters that not only had speaking lines but also had "asides" as well. The narrator did a very good job keeping up with it but, as a whole it was distracting.
The book has a whimsical plot reminiscent of the "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" series.
This book is way way too silly for my taste. I kept trying to get into it because it had pretty good ratings but finally had to quit and turn it off. If you like unending nonsense then this is your style book, but not mine.
Good premise, kept waiting for story to improve
I am normally pretty savvy when it comes to this kind of book, but I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND A THING, NOT THE TIME FRAME, THE DIALOGUE, ANY OF IT! Maybe I will try again later, but too confusing for me.