Excellent story, and truly fantastic narration. As I listened I thought more than once on what a great job the narrator did and what a perfect match his voice was for the main character. One of those where you find yourself looking forward to the next time you get to listen.
It seemed like the whole time reading that this book was for me. From high tech, to rock climbing, to an eloquently constructed story which seemed to fit everything I've looked for in a book..this is hands down my favorite book and I'd recommend it to anyone growing up in the 21st century with an interest in books with a bit of mystery, adventure, Google, weird nerdy outbursts, and ultimately want to hear a fantastic story. If you're not sure give it a sample listen.
what an achievment! totally original, funny, smart and engaging. a mix for geeks who love design, books and cutting edge technology, with a 500 year anigma on top. loved it!
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Interesting, intriguing and so creative - well done Robin Sloan! Ari Fliakos' performance was incredible - just the right touch - really added to the experience - thank you.
I went in with low expectations, but this turned into a addicting listen with enough surpasses and mystery to keep you involved. While it is not perfect by any means, it is a solid plot.
I loved almost everything about this book. As a book lover, books holding a central role in the plot, and book lovers as characters--who make witty allusion remarks--was fantastic. Mr.Penumbra's book is a little adventure, and the audio added to the excitement.
Warm, fun, bibliophilic.
Just enough mystery and adventure to propel the story, without leaping at your face with twists or forced drama.
Ari Fliakos has a casual flair well matched to the easygoing voice of the book.
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Shades of Grey (just to sell more copies).
This is a gentle, warm story, sharing earnest affection for the people and divided cultures depicted.
I can't imagine taking my parents on a road trip, but this is the sort of book that would make an excellent choice in that scenario, fitting snugly within that tiny overlapping region in the Venn diagram of our tastes.