The much-anticipated, puzzle-packed sequel to the New York Times best-selling, award-winning Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library!
Welcome, boys and girls, listeners of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympiad! Kyle and his teammates are back, and the world-famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, is at it again!
This time Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first ever Library Olympics. Will it be fun? Like the commercials say...hello? It's a Lemoncello! But something suspicious is going on.... Books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello's library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Now it's not just a game - can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? Packed with puzzles, clues, and thrilling surprises, this is a deliciously fun, action-packed sequel to the New York Times best-selling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Let the games begin!
©2016 Chris Grabenstein (P)2016 Listening Library
I was disappointed that the narrator changed the voice of Mr. Lemoncello significantly, to where in the first book he sounded like an eccentric, this book he sounded much more foolish and bumbling. I never got used to the new voice, unfortunately, throughout the performance.
Well written, gives kids some knowledge, makes them think, laugh and is easy to enjoy.
I think it's the same narrator from Percy Jackson book. Didn't love him with that one but he does a great job with this one.
First, what happened to the voice of Mr. Lemoncello?? In this sequel, the narrator/reader chose to do away with his (stereotyped) Italian accent, and instead Mr. Lemoncello sounds more like Barney. We had to abandon listening halfway through chapter 5, as soon as Mr. Limoncello makes his appearance.
We have warm memories of the characters from this first book, having enjoyed it both as an audiobook and book. But in this book, the plot devices were telegraphed from the beginning, the characters cliched (especially the Chiltontons), leaving nothing compelling to advance the story.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
As a sequel to a great book, this book had a steep hurdle to overcome out of the gate. The book holds its own, but is not as good as the first, and of course, is a little repetitive. Some of the strongest children characters return, along with, of course, Mr. Lemoncello. The plot has expanded to create a literary challenge for the nation, which was clever. The book was enjoyable but as I said, not as enjoyable as the first. I hope that Mr. Grabenstein turns his clear talent to other story lines as this one looks pretty well explored.
great sequel and super fun to listen to as a family. good for action, mystery and competition.
A great followup to the Library Olympics. Keeps up the zany feel of the first, yet stays original.
Not only were there balloons, but also plot twists, and banana shoes. The engineer as hero was a nice touch.
Jesse Bernstein brought good performance, however after the amazing performance he brought to the library olympics, this was something of a disappointment. Many of the characters had different voices this time around, and some of the joy was missing from Mr Limoncello. That said, had we listened to this first I would have had no complaints.
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