I bought this for a long plane trip and it was horrible. There is no excitement and it just goes on and on about these losers who have nothing better to do than to determine how their apartment building works. What a waste of time.
Not this author.
All of them.
This tale began as just the type of page-turner I'd hoped it would be: The pace, setting and cast of characters seemed a choice fit as a thriller, and what kept me hooked was that I could NOT figure out where it all could possibly be going. An excellent narrator added to the mix.
SEMI-SPOILER ALERT: Alas, about at the book's 3/4 mark, upon hearing the brief mention of "Lovecraft", elements began lining up in that more predictable direction, and while I don't discount that genre in and of itself, I suppose I'd hoped for a bit more, given the earlier intrique.
Still very much worth the listen, just not one that may figure to be an enduring favorite of me personally.
Fun, engaging, unexpected.
It reminds me of several Stephen King books, but it's more light hearted than King.
Ray Porter does a great job differentiating between characters with accents and tone.
I loved this book. I didn't expect to... I bought it on a whim, but I've listened to it twice and throughly enjoyed it both times. The characters are all interesting and believable people, and the story remains believable even when it crosses into the fantastic.
A good listen that has the right amount of suspense, enjoyable characters and is well paced. I liked the blending of historical characters such as Tesla and H. P. Lovecraft into the book, and the author uses their works as a basis for a 'Doomsday Scenario' that the group in the book must join together to avoid. Ray Porter did a very capable job of reading this selection and I enjoyed his characterizations. He gives each of the characters an individuality which made this book all the more enjoyable.
Too many to specifically name one.
There were parts where I gasped or laughed out loud.
I loved all the characters and almost felt like I lived in the building with them. The story is great, narrator is great. You can't go wrong choosing this book.
I don't relisten to books but I really enjoyed the story and have recommended it to a few people.
I enjoyed the characters and felt I really got to know them. I felt their reactions to the situations they found themselves in were believable. I have thought of the characters often since finishing the book.
No I haven't.
The way the characters nicknamed each other using characters from Scooby Doo!
Seriously. I barely didn't get this book cuz the plot summary was so vague. But I was feeling desperate for a new book and figured I could always return it if I it was a dud. Forty eight hours later, I'm done listening to it and think it's one of the best books I've read in a long while.
If you like LOST, you'll love this book.
If you like mysteries, you'll love this book.
If you like horror, you'll love this book.
If you like Lovecraft, you'll love this book.
Seriously. Don't judge the book by the summary. It's intentionally vague cuz disclosing too much of the plot gives away the book's mystery.
Seriously. Read this book.
And, Ray Porter's reading is a winning combination. On top of a fascinating book, it's accompanied by a stellar performance
I loved that it truly properly fit the mystery/thriller genre. There were some real twists that I didn't entirely see coming (like the Lovecraft integration). Characters that you're pretty sure will stick around, don't but, it never detracts from the story.
I loved that it surprised me. Lovecraft has always struck me as... well... absurd. 14 does a great job of making it seem a lot less so. Sure, it's still ridiculous but, somehow, the story makes it fit almost believably.
Definitely worth the read. Let it surprise you!
This was a great blind-buy. I had no idea who this author was or what this book would turn out to be. Highly recommend.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A very intriguing story with engaging characters whom you get to know like friends. The storyline becomes quite fantastical near the end, but it is all enjoyable. After finishing the book I missed the characters in it as if they were people from my own life - the narrator certainly contributed to the immersiveness of my experience - the accents and personalities were so well done.