When It's a Jar

  • by Tom Holt
  • Narrated by Ray Sawyer
  • 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maurice has just killed a dragon with a bread knife. And had his destiny foretold…and had his true love spirited away. That's precisely the sort of stuff that'd bring out the latent heroism in anyone. Unfortunately, Maurice is pretty sure he hasn't got any latent heroism.
Meanwhile, a man wakes up in a jar in a different kind of pickle (figuratively speaking). He can't get out, of course, but neither can he remember his name, or what gravity is, or what those things on the ends of his legs are called…and every time he starts working it all out, someone makes him forget again. Forget everything.
Only one thing might help him. The answer to the most baffling question of all...When is a door not a door?

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Clever, Adventurous, Unpredictable, Comic Fantasy

Where does When It's a Jar rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Tom Holt's books are in a category by themselves. When you want to smile, take a dip in another world that is clever, entertaining, funny and take the reader to unexpected places--then take a journey into the world of Tom Holt.


What did you like best about this story?

All of Tom Holt's books are funny and entertaining--yet not a word is wasted. It all makes no sense and yet perfect sense. This author ties up every loose end in an imaginative, comic ending.


Have you listened to any of Ray Sawyer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I cannot sum up the info in this book. Just read and enjoy.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I love the narration of this book. This narrator had done both of Tom Holt's books. I cannot listen to a book with poor narration.


Any additional comments?

Tom Holt is underappreciated in the US and much better known in Great Britain. I discovered him in a London book store and have been enjoying his books ever since. I plan on listening to all of the audio versions of the books I have read as I think his books lend themselves to audio--Very few books make me laugh out loud. Tom Holt consistently does.

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- Marge

Fun!!

Back to the multiverse!! This is a fun sequel to the first Youspace book Doughnut. Tom Holt once again takes us on a funny and clever romp through the multiverse. Ray Sawyer excellently Narrates once again.
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- Raymond

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio