I totally enjoyed this book. It was very engaging right from the start. Loved the people in the book. Even the big bad was cool. Peter Cline surprised me quite a few times with the turns the plot took. I would love to go back to visit them all in a new story.
I had a really a good time listening to this book. Hated when it ended.
When he was helped to notice there weren't any power lines connected to the building.
He did a great job. I think Ive got a pretty vivid imagination so I don't think there is a contest there. I really liked his presentation. I think we worked well together. Peter's story, Ray's audio, and my visuals.
When they lost Tim.
Its been a long time since I've read a book where one of the main characters is named "Tim".
A book that captured my imagination
The reader drew me in, allowed me to focus on the story and be completely unaware of the reader himself. That's the best kind of performance--on in which the reader doe ssuch a good job of "telling" the story that you really forget the performance aspect and simply get drawn into the writer's world.
Upper middle. I liked the narration, and i liked the first half of the book more than the second. I found myself losing some interest as it went on. However, because it was like putting a puzzle together and unraveling the mystery is a big plus. I couldn't figure out what was going on, and of course I didn't until the end of the book.
I would have to say Bad Glass. It was very strange. All these anomalies going on around you, mysteries messages, things not making sense, and also I lost interest in the second half of this book as well.
I frequently set my iPod timer with the speaker under my head on the pillow top and 'listen myself to sleep.' This is not a good candidate for that type of listening/reading. The last quarter of the book wasn't as strong as the first three quarters (as many of the reviewers have mentioned) but I didn't find myself ready to end just because the story ending was a bit odd. All in all I found it to be a modern take on H.P. Lovecraft style writing - wierd fiction that kept my attention. It is exciting; it isn' particularly scary, gory or Stephen-King-style-thrilling. It's a good book. Listen to it.
I think this book popped up on a "recommended" email from Audible. Sounded interesting, thought I'd give it a try. I haven't read all the comments about the book, but I'm sure they're saying the same thing. WOW! What a great listen. I spend a lot of time in my car and I was finding myself almost late for work because I would get where I was going and sit in the car listening. I had absolutely no concept going in what it was going to be about and it kept me riveted until the end. I had no idea what was going to happen and very few books keep me so enthralled. Ray Porter did an excellent job with the narration. All the characters seemed so real, I felt like I was also a tenant in the building. Don't think you can go wrong on this one.
I liked this book but didn't think that everything was neatly tied up in the end. To me, there were many unexplained phenomena that just hung there unresolved. I'd like to see what Murakami could have done with this story. It held my interest but aside from the lack of resolution, the writing was a bit flat - the characters "nodded" and "shook their heads" way too much; surely there's a better way to convey assent or dissent than to use these terms ad nauseam.
Avid audible listener!
Entertaining, amusing, appealing
The different characters and how they interacted was what I liked best about this book. I loved Veek!
The plot was good, except I knew what was going on way before I would have liked to keep the plot interesting. I wanted the book done at about the 2/3 mark.
Veek!, but I find all his portrayals excellent.
Some of the scenes were absolutely hilarious. I laughed so hard, I nearly wet myself during Nat's shoe scene.
I think Ray Porter made this book.
His narrator voice always relaxes me so I am able to just enjoy the other characters.
If you liked his narration, try The Runelords series.
Not a great book, but well worth the listen. I highly recommend 14.
Student at Leeds School of Business at Colorado University.
I bought this book because of all of the reviews. I have to say I was not disappointed. Once it was over I found myself trying to find similar books as this one defined a genre for me. Has to be one of my favorite books ever. Just sit back and enjoy the mystery!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I've never listened to any books by Peter Clines, I am not a fan of Sci-Fi.
I've never heard Ray Porter before, he did a great job narrating this story.
Time travel with Velma and Shaggy...
The book was well written and the narrator was great...I am just not a fan of sci-fi.
Good story line and I liked the narrator.
Nate - he is easy to relate to.
I wondered at first if I would like Ray, but after a short time, I found him to be really good and he gave each character their own identify.
It was difficult to stop listening and when it ended, I wanted more.