I liked this sound of this story, and was able to bear through the first half. But I found it melodramatic, overwritten, conscious, and a bit immature. It was a bit of an eye-roller for me. When I realized there was a part three, I gave up on it-- 18 hours of writing reminiscent of a melodramatic teenager was enough, and I wasn't even curious enough to find out how it ends. Oh well.
Narration was fine, though I found it a bit breathy and (third time's a charm!): melodramatic.
Loved this book, it was great fun. I'd read The Doomsday Book --one of my childhood favorites-- and knew Willis was a wonderful storyteller. This book couldn't be more different, but it was clever, fast-paced, and a lot of fun. It made me laugh out loud throughout, and the narration was wonderful. A tight and well-constructed story with good characters and a touch of whimsical irony... quintessentially British.
If you tend to like British humor, grab this one, you'll love it. If not, this won't be your particular cup of Earl Grey.
Sure, because I love audiobooks and this helped pass the time during a long road trip on my own. But... I kind of wish I'd chosen something else.
Far too much time is spent stage-setting and talking about things that don't matter, and too little on moving the story forward. There were whole swaths of time I spent thinking "Where the heck is the editor? Get moving, already!"
It was fine, easy to follow.
Sure, because there's not THAT much story here... take out all the filler --and there's a lot-- and you could condense this easily into a shorter format.
Eh. Doesn't engage very strongly, and the slowness of pace is emphasized by the audio format. I'd skip this one.
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