Let's say you are a probable future Nobel Laureate in Literature and you write an epic novel that runs nearly forty-seven hours on audiobook. Now let's imagine that five hours and twenty minutes into said epic you spend five minutes recapping the events that took place at the beginning of the book. Here is what your reader will shout:
DO. NOT. WANT.
I do, after all, have some functional memory left. Repetition drives me straight up the wall. And makes me worry enormously that there will be more and more repetition as this very, very long novel rolls along.
Wish me luck.