I've read all of the Thursday Next series, and I thought the last 2 or 3 books not as good as the first few, but with this edition I thought Jasper Fforde got his stride back. This story definitely had that extra spark that the last few books were lacking. The writing was spot-on and hilarious. This series is one where I frequently find myself laughing out loud, which is really embarrassing sometimes when I'm sitting in my cubicle at work and people start looking at me weird.
I liked the new story with the Library Service and Fforde's explanation of that branch of the military(?). This whole alternate reality that Fforde has created with Thursday Next is continually expanding and this was particularily humorous in this book.
Emily Gray does a very good job shifting through all the characters. She definitely is a great narrator with perfect comedic timing.
Well, these stories bring more laughs than tears most of the time, but the bit about Jenny at the end was kind of saddening, but hopeful. I don't want to give to much away there.
Definitely worth a listen for any Thursday Next fan! You'll be really happy you did. I'm already gearing up for the next edition.
At first I thought the premise was weird and a bit of a stretch from what I've been reading lately, but the story is really full and I feel immersed in it. I like both of the main characters. I like how Ren speaks. Its funny, but everything he says sounds inadvertently sexual to me. But overall, I enjoy the quest theme to the book. I'm anxious to see where their adventures will lead to next, and I'm interested in reading the series now.
I felt a little let down with the ending, though. I just feel like a lot of the series books nowadays never have endings, like the authors can't complete a story, or don't know where to stop. But that's just an overall thought.
This book ended with a bit of something wanting, but it was pretty much satisfying. I wanted Kelsey and Ren to get together, but Ren is seductive and... Dangerous, like Kelsey describes in the book. I can see a very demanding controlling manipulative relationship coming from this. Like Edward and Bella. ...And Jacob, too. Because there is an obvious love triangle happening, as well. I will be continuing the series soon.
Absolutely! This book was funny and had really strong female characters.
Celia was so cute and feather-brained, but completely lovable.
Minnie. So sassy.
The were several moments, and I cannot pinpoint one that was especially meaningful alone.
I never read the book Watership Down in print, though I always wanted to, so I decided to listen to the audiobook instead. The author has a made up language for rabbits included in the story, and I think if I had tried to read the words in print, I would have gotten hung up on the unfamiliar words.
The ending was exciting, and all the adventures the rabbits get into are very thrilling.
I think it was easier to follow the characters with the distinct voices the narrator used, more so than trying to read the book.
I really felt strongly for the rabbits, and I kept trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I wished I hadn't waited so long to get to this book.
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