I never knew what was coming next, very creative
I like Ned the best he was a simple guy and extraoedinary things happened to him and he handled it well
Oh, My God!
Peter Clines is a master juggler of character development and the mini-plots within the over arching plot will keep you on your toes! There are very few books that I actually "miss" the characters when the book ends; this is one of them. I particularly love his attention to little details that come back to bite the characters in the arse from time to time. And the ending....oh, my god!
No, I haven't and based on this performance (or, should I say "performances" since he creates a special "voice" for each of the characters and, I've got to tell you, with the amount of dialogue going on in this book, that was no easy feat) that will soon be rectified.
Yeah. Missed a day of work due to a convenient "ice storm" (if you can call 1/100th of an inch of ice a "storm"). Got a lot of knitting done though!
So far there are only two authors I've gone back and listened to their books more than once -- Tanya Huff's Smoke series and Peter Clines "14". I'll be checking out more of Mr. Cline's books and Mr. Porter's performances.
I haven't read anything by Peter Clines, so I was depending on the reviews of this book when I made the purchase. The story started out very tame. A guy needs a cheaper apartment and goes with the recommendation of a stranger to find his next place. The old building is weird--all the floorplans are different, etc. etc.--and he wants to know more about it. And then the story builds to a fever pitch that gripped me until the end. It reminded me very much of Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, which begins when the main character finds a shiny piece of metal protruding out of the ground in the woods. She starts digging it up and so launches a series of events that keeps the reader turning pages. I couldn't guess where Clines was going with the plot, so I had to keep reading. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and just the kind of story I love! I'll be looking for more of his books.
I enjoy the narrator as well as the story
Very slow pace, no plot. Some folks may like this style but I don't. I didn't care for the narrator either...that could help with more humor by a good narrator.
It was not my genre for sure, I just couldn't stop reading it because I had to know how it ended... but it got way to sci fi for me.
No, not necessarily but I am not a Sci Fi fan anyway.
I did like the narration, it was easy to tell the characters apart even without being told who was who. And his girl voice wasn't super annoying like most of the male narrators.
Yes. I can't imagine who the stars would be...
I think any sci fi fan or someone looking to read something wildly different would enjoy this. It is well written and the characters are great. I just really don't like Sci Fi for some reason...
14 is a really enjoyable book, principally because of the wonderful variety of characters, and the great story development. The book starts as a "small" story about a single character, and gradually expands to something MUCH bigger. The funny thing is that although it takes its time unfolding the plot, the book's excellent character development makes the entire process highly enjoyable.
Yes. The performance is great, and gives every character a distinct voice and deeper characteristics.
The book is full of memorable moments, and brims with creativity.
The clear voice and reading, and the different tones for each character.
Yes, definitely .
The story is amazing, never boring and well paced. The story, dialogue and characters are great. Lots and lots of creative new ideas, and guaranteed many "oh, snap" moments.
The narrator was amazing
Veek - smart, funny. Tim - not a publisher.....
his voices were AMAZING - and the flow of his reading is spot on - you forget your being read to and think you are listening to different people
yes - but too long
This book was a surprise. If not for the reviews, I agree that I would not have selected it for a credit. But, WOW! Porter did a superb job of voicing each character--tone, accent, timing. All made for a riveting listen. The story seemed to move slowly at times, but all the pieces fit together for a surprise ending. Surprised all around, I gues--unexpected great choice, unexpected great reading by Porter, unexpected events and endings. Don't be afraid to read this!