A New York Times bestseller.
Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative game maker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.
Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new listeners will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.
©2013 Chris Grabenstein (P)2013 Listening Library
Lover of the magic of movies | Fan of risk takers and believers | Indulger in games and imagination | Reader of words that touch souls
Yes. Well read by the narrator. He gave a voice to each character, even those with accents. The children's voices sounded as such but as a personally preference I listened to it sped up because the reading felt just slightly too slow. That only served to enhance the child-like quality of the narrator's vocal technic. I did have a hardcover version of this book so I can say he describes the pictures that are sprinkled throughout the book quite well, so you won't be missing anything on that front. I personally am a big fan of books and boardgames so that was the main draw for me to this book. I laughed and the little quirks throughout and smirked when a child acted the way I remember me and some of my friends acted at that age. This book had puzzles, action, comaraderie, and life lessons all bound together. It's a good one, in my book.
I loved how the characters needed to learn, grow AND work together to achieve success. Don't get me wrong, I loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and there was something of that feel here...but here the characters weren't cookie cutter-they had flaws and strengths and they grew to see those things in themselves and each other!
Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.
We just finished a long drive with mid-elementary school age grandkids. I had gotten several books, and they settled on listening to this one. The younger (7 years old) took a while to get into it (it really is about 12 and 13 year olds, and has a lot of fascinating information--but things he wouldn't have known about before). But very quickly even he got caught up in the story--a contest where kids have to find particular things/information in a library-- and didn't want to turn it off.
In fact, even though we have now arrived at our destination, they are both sitting and still listening, hoping to finish it tonight before they fall asleep! From my perspective, I think that tells you how engrossing a story it is. They are fascinated with it. I love the narration, too. Happily, I looked ahead and discovered this book has a sequel. They will be thrilled! The author has utilized a lot of computer game type references--things that are part of their young world already, even though not my old one :-) My mother (their great grandmother) was an elementary school librarian. And this book is all about a library. I can't help thinking, were she still alive, she would be grinning from ear to ear watching two normally very active little boys glued to the iPod, to be able to listen to this book. Best praise I know how to offer.
My 7 year old bookworm loved listening to this book. I enjoyed it also. Lots of fun references to all sorts of literature as the characters work to solve the puzzles to escape the library.
This book was amazing in so many ways there was mystery, and lots of adventure. The characters are interesting and fun. This book is something that you don't see very often but from the beginning it was fantastic. There is fun and goofy things described and more serious this is also for the characters in the book. I would suggest this book to any one🐶😄😛😀🙃🙂😎😜🤓
Inspiring, funny, real, and satisfying. The store comes together in the end for a wonderful finish to a great book! Perfect for ages 9-13.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
This was a family read with my boys (13 and 11 year old twins) and it was great. Willy Wonka meets libraries - it is a briliant concept and the list of books referenced in the novel at the end of the book makes a great reading list. I enjoyed the myriad literary references and the weaving of multiple story lines. All in all this was an engaging book that was easy to follow.
"this is a great book no matter your age /m 18"
a really engaging book loved it very one should read listen to this book. yay
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