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.
Been on/off with Audible since '07, when I found myself long-term in China, desperate for English language books. Love a good story.
The story was great, really snugly written and a fun romp for anyone interested in old books, secret code breaking groups, computers, or history and legacy. The narration is also excellent. This is just a wonderful audiobook, and I finished it too quickly. Recommended! Worth a credit or if it's on sale!
I gave this a high rating , not because of lyrical prose, or depth of thought, or intricate plotting, but because it was a decently crafted. fun story to read. No one died. no one was evil,.no one was deeply hurt. Everything ended well. I like escaping to that world sometimes. If you dont, then I do not recommend this book for you.
A lot of fun! Great characters and story/plot about bridging the old and new.
If you enjoy books and/or technology, you will probably enjoy this book. Also a fun mystery and light romance within the story.
Ari Fliakos narration was very very good... Definitely an enhancement to the entire experience. He brought the characters to life. I would enjoy hearing other books read by him.
This book was a delight to read. A little long and convoluted; but entertaining and fun. Somewhat lightweight--which was actually a nice change of pace from murder and mayhem novels.