This was a great, light-hearted listen. Techy but cool in a way non techs can understand, especially as pertaining to books. Loved it!
Narration was excellent, distinguishing characters.
It starts like a very fun, good, thriller mystery, that would make you want to continue hearing / reading. Really.
however somewhere before the middle it just loses its way and you don't find the storyline interesting enough to follow anymore...
all the relationships in the book are shallow and lack real feeling.
However the performance is wonderful, I would look for more books by Ari.
If you liked issacson's bio of Steve jobs; if you were delighted by cumbrrbatch's portrayal of Alan Turing; if you liked ready player one; if you have ever thought twice about typefaces; or if you have tried, and enjoyed, coding of any kind, read/ listen to this book and enjoy.
Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
After a few recent audio duds, it is refreshing to hear an audio book written by an author who has plenty of brain cells to rub together. Bibliophiles, computer techies, or anyone who relates to today's rapidly changing world will enjoy this. Robin Sloan managed to make me laugh, smile, enjoy surprising twists, and see the present world through observant eyes.
All without descriptions of spurting blood, foul language, and women being reduced to simplistic stereotypes. Even better, I didn't get the feeling the author was copying whatever is hot right now. Like vampires, or monster hunters. With so many original ideas, this author doesn't need to copy the latest formula trend.
Great narration, nicely voiced characters. A quality audio book. Perfect if you are looking for a light-hearted and fun story.
The story itself was very fun and lighthearted- adventurous, funny, creative. I thought the reader did an excellent job narrating and drawing you into the story. The writing itself could have been a little better- some repetitive lines to really - hammer- the points home, could have been more nuanced and improved with more editing. However - I totally loved this book.
this book was a fun read. It wasn't too complicated but there was enough mystery to keep you coming back for more. I really enjoyed this book and I think everyone should read/listen to it!