Soundbites About The Eyre Affair

9781840328684Title: The Eyre Affair
Author: Jasper Fford
Narrators: Gabrielle Kruger
Rating (Story): ★★★★☆
Rating (Narration):★★★★★

Since I already reviewed the book version of The Eyre Affair, I won’t say too much about the story here. All of the strange things that happen in this book, the things that make it remind me of Douglas Adams, were initially a little harder to follow as an audiobook. That got better as I went, but I still might recommend the written version over the audio. The narrator was very good, however, doing both female and male voices convincingly and with emotion. For that reason, I would certainly recommend re-reading as an audiobook. In fact, I think I enjoyed the story even more than the first time, once I got into it. I wasn’t quite as focused on how novel the world was and was able to enjoy this more as an adventure/mystery. Now I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! 

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8 Responses to Soundbites About The Eyre Affair

  1. Aylee (@AyleeArgh)

    Hey, my bf has this book! Don’t think he’s read it yet though. Just checked out your original review and it sounds hilarious! “Everything about this book is absurdly clever and cleverly absurd”<– LOVE! Now I'm going to have to check this one out, too! Maybe not in audiobook format.

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    • DoingDewey

      I couldn’t believe that I’d found an author whose writing reminds me of Douglas Adams! I love Adams and was pretty sure his writing was one-of-a-kind.

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  2. tanya

    THE EYRE AFFAIR is brilliant. I love all the Thursday Next books. I’m not too into audio books, i find a lot don’t translate well to that medium. I can see that The Eyre Affair might have that problem. Thanks for the review!

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    • DoingDewey

      I’m glad to hear that the rest are also good! I don’t do as much finishing series as I’d like, but this is one I’m going to make an effort to get to :)

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  3. Cassi

    I really liked book one and two of this series, but had a hard time getting through book three. I have decided to stop reading them for a bit to see if they strike my interest at another time. The concept of the books is what got me interested. I so wish to jump into a good novel :)

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    • DoingDewey

      I really liked the concept too! It’s hard not to like a world in which people care so passionately about books :)

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  4. Julie @ Smiling Shelves

    Jasper Fforde’s books are amazing! His imagination is endless. Definitely stick with it, whether in paper or audio. Such fun books!

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