This book was just fun to listen to. It's full of humor and Victorian history with a little science fiction thrown in. The reader is great. You forget that it's one person doing all the voices.
I actually tried to read this book, but just could never seem to really get into it. I decided to give it another try as an audiobook because I like Connie Willis' work so much. Let me tell you, the narrator is so good that he literally brings the story to life. I've been listening in the car to and from work and I've actually been wishing I had a longer commute!
The book is about time travel, chaos theory, three-men in a boat, love...to say nothing of the dog.
One of the things I love about Audible is the chance to "read" books I'm sure I'd never even consider. This book is based upon an old book called Three Men and Boat. (I loved that and I had never heard of it until I listened to it from Audible.)
This book is easygoing, lighthearted but intelligent. I sure it possible to tear the plot apart but that isn't really the point. Although it seems like it a long book, it goes really fast.
And you may wonder what a bird-stump is... listen to the book.
Daily Dog Walker and LONG Silicon Valley commutes, so I gulp through and love lotsa books, especially literary fiction and Mystery.
I'd call this book absolutely charming if that didn't sound like a weak compliment generally administered to quaint books with just a slight degree of cleverness and whimsy. This book is fun, tons of cleverness and whimsy, nothing slight about it, and succeeded me in getting me to like and root for characters from the future and the past...especially the Dog and the Cat.
This is a fun and funny book, laugh out loud in parts, absolute great read. Gotta find out if Connie Willis has written others !
I really enjoyed this book. It has a light hearted style and the characters are very well written.
It is a long book but the plot's twists and turns keep it interesting all the way and I think it portrays the atmosphere of the Victorian setting very well. There are some interesting ideas about time travel, chaos theory and all sorts of things included.
The narrator is great, he gets the tone just right and paces it perfectly.
I've read the book, and I still enjoyed this audio version. It's even a thought-provoking study of time travel.
This is one of my favorite fiction/humor books. This production of it is very well-read and humorous. My kids listened along with me and asked me every evening to listen more.
Anyone who enjoys stories about time-travel -- with humor and romance on the side -- must love this book. And the reader, Mr. Steven Crossley, provides exactly the right voice for this story. I highly recommend this audiobook.
I loved this audio book, to the point where I'm really wishing I had heard of Connie Willis earlier! Well narrated, and great value for money as it is seriously long (in a good way). Great characters and very clever ideas. Now I've just got to catch myself up on the rest of the books in this series!