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Life is a book...and every person is a chapter.

Everything's looking up for Robin Walker. It's 1994 in New York City, and he's been transferred downtown to the 58th Street Branch Library. Ready to move up the ladder, Robin is excited about the opportunities that await him.

But success, personal or professional, is as elusive as a first-edition rare book. Robin struggles with his strange new work environment as this motley crew of employees generates more drama than a runaway best seller. He doesn't know who to believe - or who to let in. And as potential romance mingles with devious machinations, there's no telling where Robin's story will go. All he knows is that he must see it through to the very last page.

Call Numbers is a captivating and multilayered adult drama. Through realistic dialogue and situations, author Syntell Smith has crafted a modern-day classic about the trials and tribulations of adulthood. Because a library is usually the last place you'd expect high drama, but for these characters...it's long overdue.

©2019 Syntell Smith Publishing (P)2021 Syntell Smith Publishing

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Great workplace drama

Call Numbers is the first book in a new series written by former New York Library employee and blogger turned author Syntell Smith. With Call Numbers, Mr. Smith invites the reader into the tumultuous life of employees in the mid-1990s.

Who would have thought that librarians and their colleagues could have such interesting, palpitating and captivating lives!

Starting from the premise that life is a book…and every person is a chapter, we will witness the each day drama of said employees as they are navigating their interpersonal relationships and other challenges.

I enjoyed very much the flowing and easy to follow writing style, the well drawn lifelike characters and the tribulations each of them has to endure.

The audiobook production of Call Numbers is recorded by P.G. Hammock. He does a terrific job with the narration, assigning and performing individual voices for each of the main characters, reading in a strong, powerful voice and infusing the story with just the right amount of drama. Although this was my first time listening to this narrator, the more than 13 hours of the audio production passed in a very entertaining way and I can’t wait to get my ears on the next book in this series.

Fans of workplace dramas such as The Office or the West Wing should definitely give Call Numbers by Syntell Smith a try, especially since the audiobook version has the benefit of a superb narrator.

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Super entertaining! What a cast of characters!

I had no idea that the secret lives of librarians could be so fascinating. Insert a cast of motley characters, each with a distinctive and colorful personality, and you will get all sorts of drama, hijinks, and laughs. I also think I learned a lot about librarians and libraries. It's a cute and fun book that will keep you very entertained for many hours. Highly recommended. The narrator does a great job of bringing each character to life as well. Each character has their own voice and personality.