As someone else mentioned in a review elsewhere , the puns were wonderful, but would have been much better if there were slightly longer pauses between them. I somehow missed that the book included a great deal beyond the Dictionary, as I thought the book would finish at the end of the alphabet. Some of this was superfluous, I thought. And the cookbook made a bit too much fun of the poor. But I expect it was more accepted at the time. I thought the reading was helped by having different readers. It kept up the interest. It is probably more interesting to read a physical copy of the book, as you could dip in and out of different sections.