I waited more than a month to write this review to see if I would still feel the same...I do. This book is destined to be a classic, and the audio version is possibly better than the printed one. The reader does a perfect job of bringing Pi to life. This book will make you ponder life, religion, and truth. When you are finished with this fictional novel, you'll undoubtedly have a fresh perspective on reality. I recommend it whole-heartedly. Listen...you'll not regret it.
I enjoyed this book a lot, and would reccommend it. However, I felt let down by the narrator. He did alright, until giving the character "Ray" a surfer accent. I found it very inappropriate for this pervasive character. I also found that most of the characters had the same worldview concerning the "F" word, and towards sex. I found this made the characters seems shallow, or at least 2-dimensional. For entertainment pruposes, this book was great.
I really enjoyed this book and thoroughly recommend it. Will appeal to the scifi fantasy reader more than the mystery buff. Part British comedy too, but not as funny as Hitchiker. Very engaging, and thoroughly unique. If you liked this one, you may also like The Time Traveler's Wife.
One of the best books I have ever heard. As usual I'm always late. I've known about this book for the last twenty years but I'd never taken the time to read it. Now, I've finally heard it, and have discovered that the author passed away. What a great loss. This book is incredibly well-read. It's rare that an author has the timing and skill to read his own material, but Adams does a top job. His timing is impeccable, and his british humour is incredible. I can't wait to hear the rest of his series. Believe it or not, you'll know the meaning of life when you get through.
I have very mixed feelings about this book. At times it is almost lyrical, and at others trashy; at times the characters are lifelike, and others they are stereotypic; and so it goes. I'm very glad that I listened, and the readers are great. But, I'm not sure if I can recommend it to all of my friends. Sexual language (and depictions) seemed forced and read poorly, in stark contrast to other moments. I'm forced to give this book an average rating. The author made me think about time travel in ways I never did before, which is wonderful as I'm an avid science fiction fan. Definitely a first novel for the author, but an excellent effort. Would have been better with a second opinion from a good editor.
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