Although the setting and characterization of the characters was admirably done, I found it irritating that once the characters opened their mouths english with modern grammar came out. Also the constant dwelling on the "good old days" of the original book distracted from the plot of this book. In other words you can't write a compelling sequel if the language is not the same as the original and if you put too much emphasis on the original storyline then you can't convincing sell the new one.
P.D. James writes excellent mystery novels with high suspense and interesting characters, I was expecting the same thing here but it just got very dull and predictable.
A well read and flawless performance still can not carry a dull story.
Mainly boredom and slight annoyance at the predictability of certain characters.
Can't say because I have only heard the audio version which I l thoroughly enjoyed.
Definitely anything involving the dog. Okay the seances were amusing too.
He also narrated the original "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing About the Dog)" and they were both equally excellently done!
I was pleased that it was a longer book and I enjoyed all the small details about victorian daily life that were included and the side trips the plot took. The book did meander and wander a bit (rather like a boat trip on the river) but it was diverting, amusing and cheerful all along the journey!
I highly recommend this book as light, cheerful fare. No underlying meanings, just glimpses into victorian daily life and an amusing bit of time travel as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book! It was well read and I laughed out loud so many times, what a great story. A lovely read.
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