This is one of my favorite stories, Jasper Fforde does a wonderful job combining a dystopia society, humor and mystery. John Lee delivers a wonderful performance even his female voices are very fitting especially for Violet DeMauve. :) I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story. Only complaint is there still isn't a sequel out.
It's weird, it's nerdy, it's awesome. Can't recommend it enough— my only caution to you is that it clearly has a sequel and it hasn't been written yet. You'll be wondering what happens next for quite some time.
It's in true Jasper Fforde fashion-completely original, creative, and entertaining.
If you like this book, you'll enjoy all of Jasper Fforde's books. He has such an original style. A modern Roald Dahl for adults. Love his books.
First listen by this narrator and thought it was excellent.
Well, I was already a fan of Fforde's Thursday Next books, but this one is at a whole different level. It is one of my top 5 audiobooks I've listened to.
The story presents a very hierarchical society in a very creative way. I'm a sociologist, and really enjoyed the ways Fforde gets into the dailiness of an imaginary culture, with all the absurdities that seem completely reasonable from within the society. I'm looking forward to the continuation of the story!
This book is written with the characteristics of a young adult book (main character's age and issues) but is written beautifully with wonderful allusions. I want a second book to come out so badly. I listened to the book years ago, and again 6 months ago. I think about it all the time.
Beautiful speaking voice. I could listen to him all day long. There is something about him that is friendly and inviting.
I can't wait for the second book to come out. I really liked the story and I want to see where it leads.