Good entertainment. An interesting story with intrigue and surprising twists. Characters are enjoyable and engaging. I bought this out of curiosity and found myself rapidly drawn into what is a really good story. As always, Simon Prebble is among the best of narrators.
I LOVE P.D. James' Adam Dalgleish stories. I have read and reread them all. I am also a Jane Austen fan. This, however, does credit to neither the author nor to Austen's characters. Boring is the nicest thing I can say about this. Stick to James' Dalgleish novels which are amazing and to the real Jane Austen stories, which are, of course, classic!
Jasper Fforde doesn't miss any details in this cleverly conceived and presented detective mystery. The premise is wonderful and presented so smoothly that you forget to spend any time at all considering it silly or contrived. He does not simply leave you enjoying his wit and imagination, however, since he weaves all this into a very good mystery story with plenty of twists and turns. The narration is, of course, classic Simon Prebble and therefore practically perfect.
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