I would need another reader of the book...
While Samuel Gilles has a good voice, he has not yet mastered handling different voices. Needing to constantly consider who is speaking was distracting and annoying. I felt his attempts at accents from different classes or regions were not convincing either. But he has a really cool voice if coaching can improve his weaknesses.
I was looking forward to plowing through this series...I like the main character and his mental quirks.
I like reading lit from Austen's period, and I like science fiction. I thought this would be perfect! However, the author didn't take either genre seriously, and this sort of seemingly dashed off romp is too poorly executed to make it work. I can see how someone could enjoy it if they don't want subtlety and complexity...sort of like old style comic books.
Stick to reading Austen and Neal Stephenson alternately if you enjoy being immersed in another time and alternate realities.
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