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Publisher's Summary

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

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Narrator Changed Voices from book 1 to this

How could the performance have been better?

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not as good as the first...

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Library Olympics

It was a long book, but I knew that it was going to be great and boy was it. Still I loved the first book more, but this book was still a great. You should check it out, it's great, wow.

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  • Dad
  • WINONA, MN, United States
  • 07-17-17

perfect family road trip book

our family of 6, 4 kids between the ages of 5 and 10, all loved this book. captivating story and informative- we all learned a lot about the Dewey decimal system. make sure you've read, or listened to, the first book in series before this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Cody
  • Massachusetts
  • 01-04-17

Love It

This book is better than the first one of Mr.Lemoncello's library of the first cool adventure that came out.

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a decent sequel

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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.

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What happened to the voices?

As others have mentioned, the narrator radically changed the voices for some of the characters from the first book, and we hate the changes. The previous voice for Mr. Lemoncello was fun if a bit stereotypically and strongly Italian for someone who grew up in the U.S. The new voice sounds like a little kid trying to imitate a professional wrestler. Another character is described in the book as having a strong Russian accent, but that's mostly gone too. If you loved the previous audiobook, you should be forewarned. This might be one you'll just want to read in print.

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Amazing

This book got my imagination running and thinking so much I think I have listened to it about 1000000 time and love the characters and the story line this is my absolute favorite book so far ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Great story!

I loved this book so much! It is a great audiobook and the characters are very developed and the idea of the book is great! I had no idea about what “qua” or any of those other words meant, but it explained it and made it an overall amazing read!

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The best book ever.

It was the best book I have ever read in my entire life it is wherth reading