This was not all what I was expecting but it was fun. I have always found this period of history interesting and even butchered to such an extent that it's almost unrecognizable, it was interesting. And despite being quite inaccurate historically, if you know the history from this time period it's actually a pretty comical way of reinterpreting events.
Adding in the Eðian conflict was probably the number one key to taking what was a pretty intense religious conflict and turning it into a ridiculous, hilarious conflict. Rather than the Catholic, Protestant, Church of England divide that occurred under King Henry Tudor and his heirs, this has shifted to an Eðian divide... about people that shapeshift into animals and those that do not. The way it's handled and the dialogue make it so comical that you can't help but laugh.
The authors pause at times to speak directly to you, the reader. This adds to the comedy for me, since they basically assert the truth of their tale. It matches the tone of the whole book, which is just very blatantly humorous and so many awkward encounters, so many caricatures of real actors, and such an obviously farcical reinterpretation of events, that the whole book is just so fun.
The narration did a fantastic job of matching and bringing to life the comedy of the book, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Katherine Kellgren did a great job narrating; this was my first time listening to her but I would not hesitate to listen again.