I expected a little bit of fluff, but I expected it to be more consciously tongue in cheek: funnier! The book took itself much too seriously. The plot was too cheesy (Romanian orphans? Really?)
More balance between humour and plot. The plot was good enough for a TV show - but not deep enough for a book.
The performance was one of the worst things about it. If it was read by a subtler reader, who was able to bring the characters more alive than they were written, it would have helped. I enjoy the TV show, and I could hear in the writing how it was trying to capture some of that mood - but the narrator wasn't up to the task - he played everything on the same level.
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