A delightful story, likable, well-developed characters, wonderful humor, and a clever plot that, if you don't pay attention, you'll miss because you're laughing too hard. Excellent narration.
Good characters, and an engaging story, as long as you don't pay too close attention to the holes in the plot. Well-developed world, although parts of it seem like as much a surprise to the characters as to the reader. The prose is passable, and parts of the story are self-indulgent and heavy-handed. But I enjoyed it enough to finish, and I'm enjoying the second installment as well. Three stars is maybe a little low, but four stars is too high.
The narrator does an excellent job with a large, diverse cast of characters.
I'm not sure why stories about likable ne'er-do-wells are so appealing, but this is a fine example. Good prose and narration.
A strange and not terribly believable future, overwrought prose, and mediocre narration. I didn't finish it.
Similar to Douglas Adams, except that Douglas Adams's books mostly had plots hidden away under the jokes and bizarre characters. If you remove the jokes and characters from this, there's nothing left. But the jokes are good, and the radio production (with a cast of several skilled voice actors, music, &c.) is outstanding.
Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels are consistently entertaining and clever. This one is sort of a follow-up to "Going Postal," so it might be worth reading that one first.
Steven Briggs does an excellent job narrating, even with lots of characters and lots of dialogue.
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