Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Walking on Wednesday with Audios

Book source ~ Purchased on Audible
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan ~ Author
Ari Fliakos ~ Narrator
9 October 2012
Fiction | Mystery
7 hrs 41 minutes

My Rating ~ 4 bites

Clay Jannon is a graphic designer that gets downsized during a recession. After looking for a job in his field for quite a while, he’s desperate, so he applies at a 24-Hr bookstore that’s got a Help Wanted sign in the window. And he gets the job. But it’s one weird job and he’s determined to figure out what is going on in this strange bookstore run by old man Penumbra.

Overall I enjoyed this strange tale of a 24-hr bookstore with weird clients. There’s a mystery here and Jannon finally gets curious enough to try to figure it out. That’s when things really take off, storywise. The ending, for me, is a bit of a letdown, but I have to say that it’s a great ride for most of the book. The characters are awesome, the writing is decent, and the plot is intriguing. I also really enjoyed the narration.

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