14 is a mystery adventure novel with a sci-fi twist. The mystery black-light in Nates new apartment would have been fine by itself, but as Nate begins to learn about all of the other mysteries his new apartment building has, it becomes his duty to come to the bottom of it.
Clines does a magnificent job of introducing a mystery and leading us along to its conclusion. I couldn’t wait to find out some new and strange quirk to the old building, and learning the reason behind the mystery seemed to bring on a thousand new questions that I needed answered. I don’t usually read this type of book, I’m usually a traditional fantasy reader, but this book is making me a fan of the urban fantasy/sci-fi or whatever genre it falls in exactly. It seemed to have elements that could put it one of 3 genres and none of them at the same time. It’s a great read that I full heartedly recommend.
I normally don’t read science Fiction but took a chance on this one---I couldn’t put it down. It had a way of drawing you back. Well written and preformed. Most importantly the thoughts behind it were different--somewhat predictable but it didn’t hurt the story. A good read.
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
The book starts out like some of the best Twilight Zone episodes. A bunch of people find themselves in inexplicable circumstances and work together to figure out what's going on. I'd give the story a 5 for the majority of the book because it draws you in from the beginning and keeps you coming back just like the characters to see what's next. I felt that once you find out what's going on the ending is a bit drawn out so I can't give it 5 stars overall. Since I can't give it 4.5 it ends up with a 4. The performance is well done overall with good delivery and most of the time the characters are easily distinguishable. From time to time though I would be unable to tell who was speaking and needed to try to figure it out from the context so I give the performance a 4. All in all I recommend the book if you're looking for something a little different.
A well written book is a gem.
You've been warned. This is idiot fiction for unsophisticated readers. I am baffled at all the good reviews. Yes, there are a lot of Audible listeners who liked this book but there are also a lot of people who think Rossane Bar and Larry the Cable guy are great entertainment. If you exercise any level of taste or discretion in fiction than you deserve much better for your credit.
This is a book with an alternate universe premise. That premise is a wild, suspend all reasonable disbelief, diversion in an otherwise B level young adult fiction novel. I finished it wondering what universe I'm living in where there are so many people who've rated this drek so highly.
Fascinating story with the reality of a typical apartment building, including a variety of interesting neighbors. Add the supernatural on top of what could exist right down the road and you've got one mind-bending adventure. I could easily identify with many of the characters which made the bizarre seem so much more possible.
Gripping story. Peter Clines is one of the best writers I have read\listened to. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking a good scfi read.
Having only read reviews with out spoilers, I had no idea what to expect. Some of the negative reviews called the story predictable. I did not find anything predictable at all.
What I liked best about this story was it kept me guessing until the end about what was going on. This book is great science fiction. There are a lot of comparisons to the TV show Lost, and the book even makes a joke about Lost, but at the end of the book there are answers.
Nate is the obvious choice for favorite character. However this book sports a great ensemble cast of neighbors (like LOST) that are almost as likeable as Nate.
This is my first book narrated by Ray Porter. He was fantastic. He brought all of the characters to life, so I won't pick and choose.
Read the synopses and sample the reviews. If science fiction is your genre, I doubt you will be disappointed.
This book has great characters and lots of surprises
A page turner! Great story. Intriguing story sprinkled throughout with interesting characters.
I was on the edge of my seat most of the time. A thoroughly enjoyable read, right up to the end.
I highly recommend this book! The storyline was "magical" and masterfully, well-threaded throughout by the author. A great progression, all questions revisited and answered at the appropriate time. Story progresses at a really nice pace! Story threaded throughout with many wonderful surprises! Wonderful, spot-on, characters and character development. One character-event made me cry. And, the author tied everything up at the end nicely. Totally original story! I thought Peter Clines wrote just a fabulous book and ending! If you have an active imagination, you will most certainly enjoy this book! Just hated when it ended, felt sad leaving all the characters. Doesn't disappoint!
I would definitely recommend this book because it was engrossing, engaging suspenseful and funny at the same time!
My favorite character was Roger. He was a Neanderthal but totally lovable!
He was the manifestation of Nate. I loved the character as much as I did totally because of Ray Porter.
It creeped me out during the monster parts! I didn't want to listen to it at night lol!
I loved this book.
One of the top 20. I say that as the Joe Ledger series has numerous books as does the Jonathon Mayberry "Patient Zero" series. I enjoy a book that takes me away from reality a bit and this one did JUST that.
The narrator was very good. I hate it when they try to do other characters and it sounds fake. His voice was perfect for all although I did get confused once or twice due to my own perception. I have not finished it yet, only 1 hours or so to go but would hope there is not a closed ending so there is another book
I recommend this to anyone who has read Charlie Huston, Jim Butcher, Jonathon Maberry, Peter Brett, Justin Cronin's "The Passage"
These are my type of reads!!
Nothing I have read so far, that is why!!
Love Ray, He is one of the best out there. His characters are always so realistic. I will look for his narration and then check out the book!!
YES, but I have to work to afford a home to listen to books in with all the rain latley