The things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.
The narrators in this audiobook were magical. I was so sad when it was over. The voices were amazing!
I loved the part when listeners are introduced to Mr. Penumbra. I also like the dialogue the main character has going on. He's hilarious.
Yes. I couldn't take my earphones out.
I loved the shout outs to the audiobook lovers. :)
Not sure I understand all the hype surrounding this book. Other than presenting an overview of Google's organizational talents, it really is kind of a limp tale. I suppose it will appeal to young technocrates and those who like bibliocentric mysteries. Think of it as The Club Dumas Very Light. Perhaps it belongs on the Young Adult shelf. Despite the text, Ari Fliakos does a good solid reading.
I love books about books, and this one was even better because it was a mystery including both books and computers. The narrator, Ari Fliakos, was excellent.
This book, with its captivating title, gave me hope of a piece of fiction that tells a untold tale and creates a world within this book. It does not quite live up to that expectation though...
First of there is a huge issue with a book set in the near future, promising a different world, and then in fact is not really much different than today's world... Then add in descriptions of technology that is supposed to be revelations, that in fact are already among us, without adding anything futuristic to the equation...
When that pill is swallowed the story is really good, but the execution not. There is simply lacking detail, mystery and character depth. It is to shallow, just waiting to be picked up and movietized, sigh.
But in all, I enjoyed my 8 hours listen, although I kept hoping for more, all the way through...
I loved this book! The story was so different from other mysteries and I loved the ongoing narrative about everything that makes books so wonderful! I find that many mystery stories end with boring predictability but Mr. Penumbra was definitely an anomaly! The whole book was great, but the absolute best part of the book is the ending - and not because that meant the book was over!
The narrator was also perfect for the book. His voice was youthful (which suited the first person narrative of a young man) but also had a husky quality to it that made me think he had ingested too much dust from Mr. Penumbra's store!
I wasn't sure about this book when I downloaded it since I had never heard of it...but take the chance on a somewhat unknown...it is SO worth the risk!!
Entertaining and intriguing up to to the end which is not up to the rest of the book
not exactly an "on the edge of your seat" story
an entertaining narration
I wouldn't turn it into a film
my partner and I listened to this on a long car trip and were both let down by the ending.
I thought the review misleading. As the story unfolded it became clear this was aimed at an adolescent/ teenage boy market. Pretty trite stuff. I couldn't finish it, but I think my young computer geek nephews may enjoy it.
Just don't think it my cup of tea. Would help if the review let on the targeted audience. Nothing wrong with Sloans writing.
disappointment, think I was expecting something deliciously quirky and engaging.
I like fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and magic-realism.
This book gets a solid three stars- which is a great review from me, because I have to really love a book to give it 5, which means that most of the books I really like receive 4 stars, and everything else is 3. Unless it's real bad.
The story was unique, although a few things seemed unbelievable, such as the fact that the narrator's job in the 24-hr Bookstore required him to work the night shift EVERY night of the week....Who does that, willingly?
Anyway, the characters were interesting and quirky, and I enjoyed the performance.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy and has recently struggled to find a job. It makes them want to keep trying, and maybe they'll get really lucky and work for Mr. Penumbra.
He sounds a lot like the main character probably sounds, but channeled Keenu Reeves too much for the friend.
I was pretty into the character Cat, I'd want to date her too.
Interesting to hear the critique of audio books in an audio book.
Fun mystery wtih an uplifting ending.This story has interesting and investable characters that I enjoyed.