This author... does not know how to write. or he is way to young. ugh. Just painful to listen to.
A fun listen, light, not mind bending just an enjoyable story.
Just a good story, with a perfect setting. I could actually see the book store being in San Francisco.
This will fill a day or so of light listening when you really don't want anything heavy or that you have to concentrate too much on. It's enjoyable and narrated very well.
An enjoyable tale set in contemporary San Francisco and New York, inflected with the current technology and information revolution. The author has some sense of the history of technology and information science. Novels sometimes shine for their gritty detail; this one's details are about information technology.
First of all, the narration quality for this story was incredible. The characters and tones were very defined, which made the listen very enjoyable.
Now, I am a book and technology lover, with a strong interest in many of the topics covered in the story - which I can't go into without spoiling the plot. I do, however, think that this story can be enjoyed by anyone, no matter your level of expertise in books or the Google search engine. I did figure out a good chunk of the story about halfway through, but the writing was enjoyable enough for me to continue and I loved every minute of it. I highly recommend giving this title a listen!
Not my normal type of genre but based on reviews and when it was in an audible sale I decided to purchase it. I have had it in my library for quite sometime. It was very entertaining. I really liked the narrator. The narrator I think made the book much more enjoyable. I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first but it really was a good listen. Great cast of characters. Interesting view of new technology and OK that is old knowledge.
Lisa Davidson is a poet, author, and devoted bibliophile (myopic from age four). Listening to audiobooks is pure bliss. Thank you, Audible!
Quixotic characters deal with the challenges of love, meaningful work, friendship, self-expression, and life beyond simple survival. Each unique personality finds art, beauty, and deeper relationships while seeking the secrets within some very special books. I found this novel both fun and insightful--well worth a credit. I was reminded of the magical San Francisco of 20 years ago, despite the contemporary view of Google and our current economic crisis.
Rachelle Mee-Chapman, Urban Abbess
Enjoyed the quirky performer. Found the storyline too far fetched. Nice settings, likeable characters, poor ending.
I like the book-love that suffuses the story; that's what drew me to this story in the beginning. What I liked least I described in the next question.
That's it? In truth the overall plot reminded me of ideas for stories I had when I was in middle school. I kept waiting for something bigger or more complex to be revealed, but it never was. The attempts at cloak and dagger questing are very stretched and melodramatic. You can certainly have a book with no "wow" moments, or big-action types of plots so long as you have complex characters and a thought provoking plot, but this book missed all marks. It wanted to be a book-nerd fantasy with action hero moments and a grand bigger message, but it just fell flat.
Sure, the narrator did a good job.