In spite of this being one of my father’s favorite books, and having a hardcover copy of it myself, I had never actually read it until catching the mini-series on TV a few months ago. I decided to opt for the audio book version, so that I could listen to it while working in my studio, and it was absolutely lovely to have on in the background. What a fabulous, well-written book. The dialog! The characters! The witty quips! The quirky characters! I can see why my father loved this book so much. It might seem long when you’re looking at that big hardcover on the shelf, or at the amount of hours it’ll take to have someone read it to you, but it is absolutely time well spent.