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I went into this book expecting to listen about the Thursday Next that we all have grown to love. Unfortunately for me this book is about an entirely different character (albeit her name is Thursday Next). While I was disappointed to read about the fictional Thursday instead of the "real" Thursday, this book really came together well in the end. The beginning is a bit slow (Jasper Fforde is setting up new characters) but it picks up pace and really comes together in the end. The Narrator does a fantastic job with the voices but the periods between chapters are agonizingly long. As ashamed as I am to say it, I think the Thursday Next series is running out of steam. I continue to enjoy the references to other works of fiction, but there are many reused jokes.
Time to impatiently wait for the next books for the other series.
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I absolutely loved "First Among Sequels", so was looking forward to this. For some reason, the narrator changed her style to leave pauses at the end of every sentence that threw off the pace of the book. I just couldn't get into it. I tried to listen to it, and didn't feel like I was getting anywhere, so I skipped to the second to the last chapter. I didn't hear anything that made me want to go back and finish the rest of the book. Maybe "Next" time...
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