Yes I would. It was such fun listening to it because the characters were interesting. The Juxtaposition of the 500 year old puzzle with current puzzle solving abilities was a very interesting way to intrigue me. The current dilemma between books and technology remains unsolced..
Clay Jannon is my favorite character because he is constantly seeking out answers some of which are the current battle between digitized material or physical books. In order to get answers he gathers a team around him who each has specific skills to help him find answers. It's funny and thought provoking at the same time.
The trips around the Google campus were wonderful. The Templar reading room way down beneath NYC was awesome. Hard to say which is my favorite.
Without giving a spoiler the relationship between Clay and Kat clearly depicts the friendship and love and relationship intricacies.
I had to keep reading and reading due to the suspenseful and fast paced dialogue.
Say something about yourself!
Your credit will be well spent on this story. Would be good for YA as well.
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
What an inventive author! It had mysteries and puzzles, a litte romance, a quest, and fascinating perspectives on old people who love books and the Google generation. I thoroughly enjoyed this slim novel and will read more of Sloan's books.
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I was interested that it gave a different insight in the search for eternal life and how to achieve it. The characters had good development during the story. The secondary characters had their place that completed the plot. I enjoyed Ari Fliakos' reading. His young/old voice complimented the main character very well. The author is now on my list for future purchases.
I almost did not get this book because of many reviewers comments that it was 'written for geeks' and Dungeons & Dragons players. I am a 50 year old woman who has average technology knowledge and only Harry Potter as info on spells. Nonetheless, I LOVED this book! I'm sure I missed a few cultural or tech references, but the story is self explanatory and well written so I was never lost or confused. The narrator does a great job with the characters, creating distinct, appropriate voices for each.
This book definitely offers more than I thought it would. It's a cute, light read with a somewhat cheesy message. I could forgive some of it's more cliche moments, though because it was so fun to read.
If I had to do it over, I would read the actual paper book, not listen to it. The narrator was awful. He kept reading it as if it was written in all caps or with exclamation marks.
But if you can get past the narrator's insistent voice, it's a great little story with a lot more than meets the eye.
(Just like Penumbra's bookstore....)
The story is one of the most intriguing stories I've read/listened to in a long time.
Ari Fliakos was the first thing that I really loved about this audio book. His voice fit the main character perfectly. And he did great voices for all of the other characters as well.
I definitely recommend this book or audio book to anyone and everyone!
Great story...intriguing from the very beginning. The narration by Fliakos is terrific! I can not imagine anyone doing it better! His tone, inflections, accents for different characters, and overall approach to reading this book is perfect. I love the story and found myself smiling many times while listening, as I "met" new characters and enjoyed the references to Google, code, and of course, books. I am on my second listen....and I very rarely listen to the same book twice. I must say I am enjoying it just as much the second time around. I have recommended this book to many people. It is special.