Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

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5 out of 5 stars
By Princess Taylor on 05-12-14

Written for the young but enjoyed by an adult.

Would you listen to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library again? Why?

Yes. Well read by the narrator. He gave a voice to each character, even those with accents. The children's voices sounded as such but as a personally preference I listened to it sped up because the reading felt just slightly too slow. That only served to enhance the child-like quality of the narrator's vocal technic. I did have a hardcover version of this book so I can say he describes the pictures that are sprinkled throughout the book quite well, so you won't be missing anything on that front. I personally am a big fan of books and boardgames so that was the main draw for me to this book. I laughed and the little quirks throughout and smirked when a child acted the way I remember me and some of my friends acted at that age. This book had puzzles, action, comaraderie, and life lessons all bound together. It's a good one, in my book.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kathi on 07-24-16

Instant hit with grandkids!

We just finished a long drive with mid-elementary school age grandkids. I had gotten several books, and they settled on listening to this one. The younger (7 years old) took a while to get into it (it really is about 12 and 13 year olds, and has a lot of fascinating information--but things he wouldn't have known about before). But very quickly even he got caught up in the story--a contest where kids have to find particular things/information in a library-- and didn't want to turn it off.

In fact, even though we have now arrived at our destination, they are both sitting and still listening, hoping to finish it tonight before they fall asleep! From my perspective, I think that tells you how engrossing a story it is. They are fascinated with it. I love the narration, too. Happily, I looked ahead and discovered this book has a sequel. They will be thrilled! The author has utilized a lot of computer game type references--things that are part of their young world already, even though not my old one :-) My mother (their great grandmother) was an elementary school librarian. And this book is all about a library. I can't help thinking, were she still alive, she would be grinning from ear to ear watching two normally very active little boys glued to the iPod, to be able to listen to this book. Best praise I know how to offer.

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17 of 18 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By D. Coates on 05-12-16


I loved it! And not just because I'm a librarian. Lol. I liked the theme of the story as well as all the references to books.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By McMyra on 08-01-17

Excellent book!!!

purchased this book to listen to with my grandchildren. The seven-year-old and nine-year-old enjoyed it but the 12-year-old was enthralled! We seriously enjoyed listening to this book and stayed in the car to hear the ending. We had many discussionsabout some of the books mentioned and which ones we would like to read and also different ideas on how to we would manage the clues or the escape route. All in all an excellent book!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Brian McGinnis on 04-07-17

First audio book

This was my first audio book and I truly enjoyed it. It was light hearted and even entertained my 10 year old who is not a big reader. I would absolutely recommend this book as a fun, fast read.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By katie s keller on 10-14-16


This is a nice book and it makes your imagination run wild!! You should really try it

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