so looking at the title I wasn't sure if I'd like it. I was a in for a real treat. I absolutely loved it. so would recommend to my book club.
Great listen - engaging story, filled with humoe and a good narrator. I think it would be good for anyone from tween up - recommending this to my 11yo daughter.
light and simple with a warm feeling of discovery never taking itself too seriously. just fine for a long ride to work and back.
Clever - no doubt about it! I didn't do enough checking before I bought this book because I am not a sci-fi -fantasy fan. I struggled through because I am a techie of sorts. Well written.
I really enjoyed the mix of antiquities and modern technology. I really wish it were a true story!
The over-all story isn't quite as full and satisfying as it might be but it is a fun and intelligent read and deeply steeped in my own home - the Bay Area and its current high tech culture. It's also written by a real book lover. If you enjoy real history given a fantastical twist (tho all the real magic here is computer generated) then this would be a good one to try. Our relationship with books and the storage and dissemination of knowledge is explored with fondness and humor.
The characters begin to be delineated quite well but it struck me as a story that would develop very well into a series; and yet the writer makes a huge effort to close the door on this option with an epilogue chapter on "what happens next". Pity.
I also thought it was very convincingly read by Ari Fliakos - and I'm not at all easy to impress.
Slight silly, mostly mellow, little lady.
I really enjoyed this story! Mystery, humor, and excellent characters all combine to completely engross the reader!