Great Narration, great story. It´s clever and unpretentious. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would heartily recommend it.The narration is superb.
This is an enjoyable listen because the narration is so good, possibly the best I have ever listened to. I'll certainly be looking for other books narrated by Katherine Kellgren as she really brings this story to life. The only fault to my ears were the words Paaaaasages and Paaasengers :-)
On to the main criticism that many have already mentioned, It's only half a story, I listened to a Connie Willis interview on Starship sofa where she clearly expressed her anger that this had been done to her book so it's not the author who is to blame but the publishing people. This is cynical and wrong on their part and people who bought it before being warned it was only half a book should be given a free download of the second half or at least a very heavy discount.
On to the book itself, It's my first listen to Connie Willis work and by and large I have enjoyed it, I have the same criticisms as others have mentioned in that there is a lot of repetition and by the time you are reaching the last third you wish that the main protagonists would just hurry up and get on with it instead of running around in circles all the time, my other main criticism is that the Oxford of the future is almost the same in it's tone and language to the London of the past which just seemed a bit jarring to me. On the plus side though the feeling of being in war torn England is very well done and there has obviously been a lot of research and care taken to get this right, the result is perfect and I will certainly be listening to part two and almost certainly tracking down some more of Connie's work.
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