Engineer, wife, audiobook addict. I live for those books that you just cannot put down.
I listened to this book on a car trip and it did its job of keeping me awake. I was drawn in and captivated by the characters and the pace of the suspense in the early chapters of the book was perfect....but the last quarter of the book had me raising one eyebrow and repeatedly asking "who thought of this?" I will freely admit that I am not a huge Sci-Fy fan. But I liked the way the mystery in the book was introduced and the idea of harmonics appealed to my engineer brain. But...then the book took a departure...a huge leap. A leap that was too far for my head. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone and it really did keep me entertained, it just kind of went off the rails for me toward the end. I would have more appreciated more of the level-headed pace and believable plot over the crazy place the author took us. But, if you need a book to keep you awake on a drive, this should do it.
This is the first Peter Clines book I've read and I probably won't seek him out as one of my favorite authors. He just seemed to leap too far for me.
Ray was a good narrator and the voices he did at the end of the book were great. My biggest complaint is that Veek's voice sounded just like the super's voice and one was supposed to be Indian and the other German I think? Listening to him do the antagonist's voices (trying not to give too much away) at the end was great - although I'm sure it left him with a sore throat.
I pictured Tim as a young Tommy Lee Jones and I pictured Roger as a long-haired and unshaven Bradley Cooper. Aarti Mann would play Veek and Seth Green is actually who I pictured for Nate. I pictured Brittany Snow (with blue hair and an attitude) for Xela.
Good build up to the mystery but the answer just went a step too far for me. I prefer sci-fy that is based a little closer to reality.
I don't know, I didn't read the book.
Either Nate or Tim. Nate because he had charisma and had an ever curious mind. Tim because he was a bad ass!
He really has such a wide range of characters and voices and does them really well.
Interdimensional lovecraft style horror!
One thing I really didn't like about the audiobook is the voices of the 'sqales'. They sounded cheesey and really detracted from the overall experience. I understand that it is hard to always correctly interpret how something goes from print to audio but I think it was done poorly.
I wish the book would have taken off sooner... 2 hours left of the audio before any real action began. And then it still was a quick climax and ending.
This was a great story. It was a tiny bit slow to start, then it unfolded through different stages with lots of interesting ideas and an undertone of suspense. It was very easy to visualise and would make a great mini series in the SF vein of Torchwood or Dr Who.
It was also light and easy to listen to, with the interaction between characters providing lots of wry humour. I liked it and could not put it down towards the end.
only after sufficient time that I have forgotten how the story unfolds and ends! Obviously, part of the 'hook' in this book is the fact that you want to find out what happens next,so if you know what's going to happen, you won't find it as engaging.
They were all pretty interesting but I guess I liked Nate the best. I liked his dead-pan kind of humor. He seemed familiar to me in some way - maybe someone I've met or movie characters I've seen.
He gave each character a different voice (via regional accents, inflections etc) so you could identify each one and which also helped to flesh them out by providing them with additional personality and interest. It helped you to picture the characters and to connect to them as he narrated. He did it in an un self-conscious way, so that the story just rocked along and you were barely aware of his performance.
I finished this book in record time - it was really addictive. The storyline itself seemed quite original - not just sci-fi, not just horror, and not just mystery but a combo of all three. The horror is pretty mild BTW.
Yes. I don't read too much Sci-Fi, but I didn't see that one coming.
In sales and on the road a lot. Love SciFi, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional Non-Fiction. Funny. Opinionated.
In a heartbeat. I think that I came in with such low expectations that the book caught me off-guard. It a a solid and entertaining time-killer with decent and authentic characters. When things get crazy the book really takes off.
How to say this without ruining anything? The airlock.
This book flows well. It is a good spring/summertime read and you should be able to knock it out in 2 or 3 days. If I could change anything it would be towards the end when things get "other-worldly," I would have reined that in a little. It's a good 4 star book that I would recommend.
I may but i have to read positive feedback out of other people before i spend my time on it.
Most interesting is the mystery itself and how slowly they are uncovering it. That made it a page turner. Least interesting is when the mystery was revealed and everything went Hollywood action style on the end.
He was consistently good and loved how he brought the characters to life.
I was expecting something more at the end but it fell flat in my opinion but it was still a time well spent.
Fun read but the ending is not as mind blowing as i expected.
Slight silly, mostly mellow, little lady.
It is definitely in my top 5. There were parts of this book that actually had me on the edge of my seat and yelling. I haven't been this involved with a book and the fate of its characters for a very long while. The entire experience was amazing.
He did a great job of embodying the characters. Each person had a distinct voice and I could immediately tell who was who. His narration gave me so much more than I just the text could have. Excellent performance!!
Please, please read it.
Just a Latino living life in NYC
I met Peter Clines through his Zombie Superhero book, EX-Heroes. Now 14 - I was so enthralled by this book.. I thought I was near the end of book...(no spoiler here) thinking ok its a good book and here comes the end but wait ... there is more! I looked and I had an hour to go! I thought wow more story.... Love it...hope it becomes a series, I would like to see where the characters go!