the main character's internal dialogue provides a bright, humorous backdrop to this tale of ancient secrets and secret societies in an age dominated by computers and technology.
Another Audible Addict
No, I really do not understand this book. I guess I didn't know it was a "Matrix" kind of story (I guess).
I am very lost and feel stupid for not getting it. It seems like it could be great. Good writing characters and narration, but for the storyline, which was too "out there".
I didn't know it was of this genre, of which I already was turned off.
This is not really a book of scenes, it's very abstract, ideas in the mind.
If I had to say, I guess I was surprised when the main character goes to work to find the bookstore closed.
Possibly. Someone who plays a more "nerdy" role.
Would ask for a return but it was already discounted.
Worst audiobook I've listened to. This book came up as a suggestion based on my history but they couldn't have gotten it more wrong. So incredibly boring, the narration was abrasive, the main character was whiney. I tried SO MANY TIMES but couldn't even make it halfway through.
There's nothing actually wrong with this book, for me it just felt too quirky and too witty (without being witty). Perhaps I would have liked it at 13, but not at 30.
This charming book takes the best elements of different genres -- mystery, hero's quest, code making and breaking, and even a sprinkle of good old fashioned growing up -- and makes something that is both all of them and not quite any, but certainly satisfying. Not only that, but there is something for all lovers of crafts and craftsmen... even audiobooks. Sloan nimbly balances seemingly conflicting worlds and ideas to bring about something wholly enjoyable, and Fliakos provides a perfect voice for the twenty-something narrator trying to figure out his life and identity at least as much as the literary goings-on. I listened to this in a single day, it was just that captivating.
Delightful sounds old-fashioned, but when you come across a story like none you've ever read, and you love it, the best word is delightful. The media employed to tell great stories is more varied than ever, but great stories will always be about life, love, friendship, work, mystery and serendipity. Boomers and millennials will find a new fondness for each other in these pages, whether paper or tou ch-screen. The performance was spor-on.
I prefer non-fiction and historical fiction to novels and if you do too, this will be a light, fast and halfway entertaining book. It has the elements of the typical novel: a bit of romance, the plot that moves rather quickly to the big climax, and lots of details that try to make it sound true. It was a light read for sure.
I loved reading this book! It's definitely one of the most original and true statements about the resilient magic of books in light of advancing power of technology that only seems to threaten the survival of the centuries-old relationship between the reader and the written word, as well as among the fellowship of readers themselves.