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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1,744 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Fasman Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When a twelfth-century Sicilian cat burglar snatches a sack of artifacts from the king’s geographer’s library, the tools and talismans of transmutation, and eternal life, are soon scattered all over the world. Nine hundred years later, a young Connecticut reporter finds evidence that someone is collecting them again.

In the process of investigating the suspicious death of a local professor, Paul Tomm finds the dead man’s heavily fortified office stuffed with books on alchemy. The Geographer’s Library entwines his contemporary reporting with a chain of ancient stories within the story, tracking the last time each of the geographer’s tools changed hands; some bought, some stolen, some killed for.

The Geographer’s Library is an extraordinary debut, smart, stylishly written, and full of suspense. It tempts with the glitter of antiquities and hooks with a chilling plot.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Dave | 2/10/2014

    " Horrible. To be fair, I stopped a little short of halfway through. Seriously, this reads like a marginally talented junior-high student's rough draft of a story. Lot's of good ideas that go nowhere and a complete inability to properly characterize the participants that I'd chalk up to a lack of maturity and life experience except (I assume) Mr. Fasman is an adult. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/9/2014

    " meh. reads like a choose your own adventure book. i suggest reading something else! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carissa | 2/7/2014

    " I still think about this book after a year. It's so different. I love the way it's written, and I love the alchemical lore in the interwoven stories. The author wrote like he knew what he was talking about, and it made me google the items he discussed to see if any of them have basis in reality/real mythology. Fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/5/2014

    " I spent many a late night with this book. A collection of objects and death, all leading to a bigger story. Sound familiar? But I had no desire to throw this across the room (like I did with DaVinci Code). Definitely a thoughtful, intellectual book, but enough action to keep the pages turning. "

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