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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 9,238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,453
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,432

    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

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Sourdough

    • A Novel
    • By: Robin Sloan
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,148

    Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her - feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delicious!

    • By Lylo on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ajax Penumbra 1969

    • By: Robin Sloan
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 955
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 951

    Young Ajax Penumbra has not arrived in San Francisco looking for free love or a glimpse of the technological future. He is seeking a book: the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. The last record of the book locates it in the San Francisco of more than a century earlier, and on that scant bit of evidence, Penumbra's university has dispatched him west to acquire it for their library.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Penumbra Prequel Is Too Slight

    • By Dubi on 03-06-14

    Regular price: $4.71

    • Annabel Scheme

    • By: Robin Sloan
    • Narrated by: Robin Sloan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Annabel Scheme is a detective story set in an alternate San Francisco where the digital and the occult live side-by-side. It's a short listen, perfect for people who like Sherlock Holmes, Douglas Adams, ghosts and/or the Internet. In Scheme's San Francisco, an indie rocker's new tracks are climbing the charts, even though the rocker herself is long dead. A devout gamer has gone missing, and the only trace of him that remains is inside his favorite game, the blockbuster MMORPG called World of Jesus. And the richest man in the city, the inventor of the search engine called Grail, might just have made a deal with a devil.

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

    • A Novel
    • By: Robin Sloan
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life - mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Irene on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Die sonderbare Buchhandlung des Mr. Penumbra

    • By: Robin Sloan
    • Narrated by: Roland Wolf
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Als Clay Jannon seinen Job als Webdesigner verliert, meldet er sich auf eine Stellenanzeige hin bei Mr. Penumbra, der in San Francisco eine alte, verstaubte Buchhandlung betreibt, die rund um die Uhr geöffnet ist. Clay übernimmt die Nachtschicht, und bald ist ihm klar, dass hier irgendetwas nicht stimmt: Die Kunden kaufen nichts, sondern leihen die Bücher nur aus, drei Stockwerke hohe Regale beherbergen riesige Folianten, die keine Texte beinhalten, sondern nur ellenlange Reihen aus Buchstaben.

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Sourdough

    • By: Robin Sloan
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story about our society, told through bread

    • By Peter on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $15.98