Yes. The narrator does an excellent job. The story is inviting and the narration lends an edge to the story.
Carl and Mr Penumbra are excellent
What do you think happens in a 24-hour bookstore?
I found myself not wanting to stop the story to do other things. At each point I found myself lingering just a little bit to see where we were going with the tale. The 7 hours of listening was hard to break into 30 minute drive pieces. I don't think anyone minded that I didn't hop out of the car when I reached my destination.
I didn't really have any expectations going in to this "read", but after a few short minutes I was engrossed. Excellent story, fantastic narration, I'd recommend with bells on!
Yes I would. It doesn't take too long to listen to and it has a good pace that keeps you interested all the time.
I didn't know which way the story was going to turn, so that was exciting.
This was the first time.
I liked Mr. Penumbra himself. He seemed so old and full of secrets.
I wonder how much the author was paid by Google to write this book which reads as a hidden advertisement for Google.
Loved the story, which I bought for my boyfriend. It was so perfect, touched on all the right topics for him - computer programming, nerdiness, friendship, intrigue, mystery, books, secret societies, etc. The narration was fantastic! Loved the whole thing.
I can't tell you, it would ruin the surprises.
I have not, but it was an amazing performance.
Mr. Penumbra, of course! And Clay.
The things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.
The narrators in this audiobook were magical. I was so sad when it was over. The voices were amazing!
I loved the part when listeners are introduced to Mr. Penumbra. I also like the dialogue the main character has going on. He's hilarious.
Yes. I couldn't take my earphones out.
I loved the shout outs to the audiobook lovers. :)
I love books about books, and this one was even better because it was a mystery including both books and computers. The narrator, Ari Fliakos, was excellent.
I loved this book! The story was so different from other mysteries and I loved the ongoing narrative about everything that makes books so wonderful! I find that many mystery stories end with boring predictability but Mr. Penumbra was definitely an anomaly! The whole book was great, but the absolute best part of the book is the ending - and not because that meant the book was over!
The narrator was also perfect for the book. His voice was youthful (which suited the first person narrative of a young man) but also had a husky quality to it that made me think he had ingested too much dust from Mr. Penumbra's store!
I wasn't sure about this book when I downloaded it since I had never heard of it...but take the chance on a somewhat unknown...it is SO worth the risk!!
Entertaining and intriguing up to to the end which is not up to the rest of the book
not exactly an "on the edge of your seat" story
an entertaining narration
I wouldn't turn it into a film
my partner and I listened to this on a long car trip and were both let down by the ending.
I like fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and magic-realism.
This book gets a solid three stars- which is a great review from me, because I have to really love a book to give it 5, which means that most of the books I really like receive 4 stars, and everything else is 3. Unless it's real bad.
The story was unique, although a few things seemed unbelievable, such as the fact that the narrator's job in the 24-hr Bookstore required him to work the night shift EVERY night of the week....Who does that, willingly?
Anyway, the characters were interesting and quirky, and I enjoyed the performance.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy and has recently struggled to find a job. It makes them want to keep trying, and maybe they'll get really lucky and work for Mr. Penumbra.
He sounds a lot like the main character probably sounds, but channeled Keenu Reeves too much for the friend.
I was pretty into the character Cat, I'd want to date her too.
Interesting to hear the critique of audio books in an audio book.