Lots of subplots and circles and till the Final chapter, I st.ill didn't know what the ending was going to be to me that Mystery makes it great. Great characters, interesting plot, in the moment narrative. Overall I'd read it again
Great plot, great narration. Off beat, clever and prescient. What begins as a mystery spirals into plot-centric exploration of ideas deep enough to stimulate without belaboring. The conclusion satisfying. Even better is the positive and hopeful, albeit unabashedly humanist tone.
Absolutely worth a full credit.
The story was fun enough, but goodness, the narration was terrible. Fliakos over-enunciates everything, he doesn't do emotion well, and overall ruins what was otherwise a decent story. Had it been any longer than it is, I wouldn't have been able to finish it. I certainly will it be purchasing another book read by him.
can't beat Audible on a long drive through the West!
Every bookstore should be as full of mystery and adventure as this heretofore unknown bookstore. I loved listening to this; it was so much fun being a part of the adventure. The narrator was awesome, had perfect pacing, and I thought the voices of each character were very well done. I could see each person's face in my mind as the story went on.
Enjoyable to listen to, but I'm glad I bought this during a sale. It's a fun distraction, but not something I think anyone HAS to read. Great Reader.
This book should be re-categorized as fiction/fantasy. It is not a mystery thriller. I felt like listening to Harry Potter but with computers instead of magic wands and Google instead of Hogswarts. It took 3.5 hours before the story got a bit more interesting. I almost wanted to return it but also kept on hoping that it will deliver the thrill/mystery I was expecting, so I did finish listening though dissapointed. If you are looking for a fantasy story, it should be ok...i felt misled.
This book is magical and enchanting, requiring very little suspension of disbelief on the part of he reader/listener. It has earned a place on the premier shelf of books I want never to be without. It manages to poke fun, sometimes gently, sometimes blatantly, at subjects as divergent as Silicon Valley and human cults, religion and the Internet, technography and typography, computers and books. The author somehow manages, with wit and unusual insight, to weave all his motifs into a treasure of a story that defies classification in the realm of bibliology and book genre. A delight throughout!
What a clever story. A quick novel of fantasy. This book could have been stretched to separate books because you reach 3 small climaxes, but instead it is woven together quickly and brilliantly!