Stephen Fry's wonderful marathon can't save what is ultimately a bad and uninteresting story which is filled with attempts at a Monty Python style of humor. It occasionally hits the mark but most often it fails to impress. The characters are completely forgettable and the dialogue often relies on repeating the same bland jokes that get used to often in a very short book.
Maybe it gets its praise from nostalgia and from the impact it had upon its release, I don't know, but knowing the fandom that surround this book in an almost cultish way, I expected to at least be entertained.
Creative, wordy for the sake of wordiness, extremely dry humor (and I'm someone who appreciates dry humor), and somewhat thought provoking at times. Read because of hype and rave reviews. Not terrible but not sensational either.
Outstanding story! But an important thing to note here is that Audible has done a louzy job at deviding the chapters of the story.
The story has more than 30 chapters, but Audible only display 5, which makes it rather impractical to manuver through the book. Some of the chapter endings are also missing about a second or so before going to the next chapter.
This was a good listen. it was also a very fun story. Interesting humor through the story.
I knew this was a class, but now I wonder why I waited so long to read it. Enthralling story, incredible narration, and one I will read over and over again. Definitely going on my list of favorite books.
(I tend to read nonfiction, so that says a lot!)