Why can't there be more books like this. Great writing, incredible narration, and a plot with thought. Six star if I could give it. Please write another book.
I loved listening the the narrator tell the story. His voice was like listening to your best friend tell you about a funny thing that happened to him that day.
Just the right touch of humor thrown in when things start leaning towards monotonous. I love books - love reading - so a book about a strange bookstore and mysterious "way out" books definitely kept me reading.
Fliakos's performance was like sitting in a comfy chair across from an old friend and listening to him describe what a weird day he had. Loved his voice change for his best friend Neal - he could do voice over for Keanu Reeves.
There is no need to change something when it is perfect. It was the title of the book that drew my attention to read the little blurb about the plot and give this book a chance. I would have missed out on a very entertaining story, had that connection not been made.
Starts out a little slow as it lays the ground work, then gets busy, crazy and funny. The main characters internal thoughts are great, full of unexpected one liners that will make you laugh out loud in surprise!
And it is. This is a delightful book that has fun characters, a good story and a love for the printed word. Even though I listened to the audio version I will still always love the printed book best.
Avid reader and journalist deploying my pen in the service of this planet's visionaries.
A lovely story that moves apace and keeps you guessing to the end, delightfully performed with ace characters - outlandish but completely believable. Vivid. Funny. Self aware.
This is not going to be a book that stays with me forever, but it was a fun read. The action reminds me of a Dan Brown book, and the reader made the story exciting.
Penumbra is good clean fun that got a little repetitious with all those Google references. Other reviews mention the geekiness of the book but there is nothing so technical that an engaged listener would find too complicated. The characters are fun and quirky. The concept is definitely fun and quirky. The really neat stuff actually happens offline. Definitely worth a fun and easy listen. But sometimes I felt like I was listening to the audio book version of the Internship movie starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson because the author mentions Google-this and Google-that a lot.
Had no expectations. My son-in-law put it on my IPod. It was interesting, carried me right along, and was a fun listen. The narrator was excellent. Don't know how authentic or realistic the parts about Google world were, but a fun look into the possibilities.
I usually don't write reviews but this book was a lovely surprise. Started just a wee slow but then the characters and story came about. The story was a engaging and thought provoking at times. Nice characters and intriguing little mystery