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!
This was a really fun adventure! The way Robin Sloan described the bookstores and the accession room make them seem like magical places that I would love to visit! I was a little disappointed by parts of the ending, but overall I like the way it ended. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading, playing D&D, and going on adventures.
I enjoyed this book very much. I wasn't sure what to expect so I came into the experience with an open mind -I'm so glad "opened the door." The story flowed well and the performer added to the story; he sounded likes a millennial caught up in the situation. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story with touches of science fantasy -there are tons of references to fantasy books I've read.
I love listening to audibles on my way to work! My long commute has been transformed into a pleasurable journey.
quirky, nerdy, fun
The plot twisted and turned and just when I thought it was over - a new twist began.
Ari really makes this story come alive. Clay has a great sense of humor and self deprivation and Ari captured that well.
Not just a bookstore!
This book had me smiling throughout. Loved the depth of characters and hated for it to end.