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  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,697

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light, fun, easy listen

  • By january on 11-04-12

Very enjoyable and current mystery for booklovers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-12

Where does Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

,Mr Prenumbra's is a well written and engaging story with just enough of the right elements/

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore?

A memorable scene was when Clay enters the book store for the first time looking for a job.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when the Googlers and the book cult people were at Google campus trying to crack the code.

If you could rename Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, what would you call it?

I would rename it Dan Brown's should write this well.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,416

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Already Purchased Two Copies for Friends

  • By Anthony A. on 07-13-13

Good material - wrong format

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-12

What did you like best about Thinking, Fast and Slow? What did you like least?

This is a great book best experienced in another form. Many times the narrator refers to illustrations or figures that are available separately. The digital ebook or paper book version of this is probably a better way to experience this.

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