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Subject: The Eyre Affair
Date Posted: 8/14/2008 3:23 PM ET
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I downloaded this audioboook from the library and started listening to it on the way to work this morning. Now granted, I didnt' get too far into it and was prety tired but it seemed sorta 'weird' so I read the description and reviews and see that it's time travel along with the literary references...anyone listened to this or read it and can comment on whether or not I should continue with it? ok, I know that's subjective but I like something fairly easy to follow and sorta funny/easy going as far as listening goes. so far I've listened to some children's judy blume stories, couple of nancy drews, a couple of JD robb (trying to do these in order), a couple of Debbie Macomber, Agnes and the Hitman and a Dixie Cash story. All these were enjoyable thought Agnes and the Hitman had a LOT of characters to keep straight. My listening time is pretty 'tight'..it's taken me several months to listen to the ones I've listed. I"m also not familiar with Jane Eyre so not sure if I'll 'get' all the references..though literary characters being kidnapped sounds interesting!

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 8:42 PM ET
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I own the book and I've started it (quite a while ago, actually) but I've not finished it. I still plan on reading it. I have a dear friend who LOVES the series though she says the first one is a bit of a slog to get through. She has encouraged me to plow through the first one to get to the rest and one of these days I will! (I've read the first in Jasper Fforde's "Nursery Crimes" series and found it to be quirky and wickedly funny. I recommend that series as well.)
Subject: Reply to Eyre
Date Posted: 8/17/2008 4:41 PM ET
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 I have read 'The Eyre Affair' and after I got used to it and got into what Fforde was doing I loved it.  As a matter of fact I have read two more of his Thursday books.  It is well written and you have to have some fantasy in your liking to enjoy it  BUT  If you are not familiar with Jane Eyre I don't see how you can relate to this story.  It is aa combination of what is, what could have happened and what should have happened with an individual able to go into a book and alter it.

Date Posted: 8/17/2008 10:11 PM ET
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I loved The Eyre Affair, but I think I may have had trouble listening to it rather than reading it.

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 7:41 AM ET
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well I gave up listening to it :-( plus I haven't read Jane Eyre  yet...

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 8:16 AM ET
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It's on my TBR list.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 1:48 AM ET
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I think I'd do better actually reading it or at least getting past the first part by reading..I do better seeing than hearing.