Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A New York Times bestseller.
Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative game maker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.
Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new listeners will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 19 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 07, 2014|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #9,380 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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#18 in Action & Adventure Mysteries for Children
#27 in Mysteries for Children
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Even though I'm only in my early teens, I've read some truly amazing books in my short lifetime and this sadly won't make the cut. Things like Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, The Ramona series by Beverly Cleary (did I spell that right?) and Anne of Green Gables are some of my all time favourites. Spot the difference between this drivel and those classics.
This is just too "updated" for my taste and I don't get why a book this supposedly talks about the joy of reading has the main character as an uninterested "cool, popular kid" who likes to play video games and has never picked up a book in his life. The endless talk of technology got boring and the farting robotic geese made me question my friend's approval. I finished the book with a *at least that's over* sigh.
The reason this gets 2 stars is because I can see how this would appeal to reluctant readers. And, of course, the main theme being "reading books is good" (along with "don't be a jerk" and "having friends is good") derserves a star itself.
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I really liked adventuring along with the kids in the library! There intelligence amazed me. xD Sierra made me a little jealous with her knowledge of books and authors! I loved Kyle - he reminded me so much of Charlie in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Migual was great... so nerdy. Haley kind of annoyed me at the beginning but I grew to like her near the end. Charles was irritating and stuck-up… that's about all I can say about him. Andrew was just... well, babyish. ;p
I loved every minute it of this book and I REALLY want to read the other books in this series. Mr. Lemoncello is a nut... so much like Willy Wonka! It's a super easy read and it'll grab you clear at the beginning!
Do I recommend this? Yep, totally!
There are a few swear words.
The book is funny, heartwarming and engaging. I flew through the chapters eager to find out the next challenge (and add another title to my TBR) and see how the characters would react. The 12 kids who begin the challenge are quickly whittled down to a hardcore few that are a varied and interesting bunch. Led by Kyle they are determined not to give up. Whilst I was sure their resilience would pay-off, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book. A great story that I would recommend to any MG readers.