Books and music make my world go round, and I have 9 nieces and nephews and one chihuahua who rule my heart.
In the middle
The interaction between the characters. I really got to know all of them easily.
When he wasn't speaking in an accent, and there are many, I liked Ray Porter. The editing is choppy so he sounds like a robot at times.
Cut out the cussing and this is a teen suspense novel. Luckily, I enjoy teen books so I wasn't terribly disappointed. It was too long and should have ended at least four different times. It is a fun read, but don't expect a thrill ride. More like a haunted house ride at the local fair.
This is a wonderful book for audible! Reading it you will
Lose the killer cast that act out this book. To me they are better than what my mind could come up with in the case. Not many books have done this!!! If you like history/but not real, with somewhat steampunk, not ghostbusters but things that could be in the movie. You should try this book.
Ex heroes!!!!!!!!! Steel heart!!!!
The first 10 hours is just a group of people noticing strange happenings. It's only in the final few hours that anything comes of it. The author's attention to detail is actually a hinderance in that it takes too long for anything exciting to happen. The narrator's voice is very annoying, too. He sounds like Babu, the restaurant owner from Seinfeld's episode of "The Cafe." I forced myself to listen until the end, only because I figured there had to be some payoff for all the details. I was disappointed. I will be requesting a refund on this book.
I really wish the rating scale had 1/2 stars. I feel bad about giving this only 3 stars, but I can't justify 4; 3.5 would be just right.
I was expecting a horror story, but this was actually a sci-fi novel. It started out quit well and the first half laid out the suspense in a well crafted way. The second half, however, started to get a bit predictable and moved into the sci-fi genre.
All told, however, it was entertaining. Get it if you're comfortable with a book ending up in a genre you didn't expect.
I not only would, but have already. It is lucky I can listen to books all day with my current occupation and employer. The instant this recording was over I recommended it to every reader in my vicinity.
It is not extremely comparable to other books I have read in recent memory. However, it does have similarities to "The House of Leaves", a brilliant mystery set up and great sci-fi overtones.
This book took a major turn for the worse for me when they opened the door. There was a whole lot of build up, with a semi- ridiculous climax.
If only I knew. Maybe Game of Thrones
I was prepared to consider this book "filler" until I got more credits. I didn't expect to like it. However, I became totally engrossed in part 1 and almost wrote a review at that point stating how really interesting the plot evolution was.
Then came part 2, and the (SPOILER ALERT!) evil flying squid-whales in a false universe (a la Matrix) stretched my interest a bit far. At this point, I was just marking time for it to come to its predictable conclusion. It's not that I don't love Matrix-like plots, but this got a bit ridiculous, especially with all the Scooby Do references.
All in all, though, I think it an acceptable read (I would probably stop at the end of part 1), especially if you don't spend a credit on it. The author can build a plot, and he just needs to restrain the urge to leap into never never land.
JD Robb fan!!
Awsome! Wish this was a series! Leaves you wanting the story to continue!
Would love to see this story continue with a book 2, 3, exc!
I don't write book reports.
I don't know if this is a misprint from Audible or they need to make revenue for their in house production division (Audible Frontiers), but I have no idea how "14" got nominated for Audie Award for science fiction of the year. For anyone that love science fiction, burn this author out of your library and get something from Neal Stephenson, China Mieville, Peter F. Hamilton, and William Gibson. Stick with those authors for sci fi and you won't be disappointed.
As for Peter Clines and "14", I only have to gag on how stupid the entire story was. The book is not science fiction or a thriller, or even a mystery. It's more like a movie episode of Scooby Doo, but without the Great Dane. There are so many references of the cartoon in the book, that I was expecting a Scooby Snack at the end.
All of the characters are really stupid. I don't know the best way to describe them, but they are all a bunch of leftovers from remedio class. The book reminds me of "Ready Player One", which I didn't liked. There is a lot of pop culture in the plot, but just with stupid characters.
Did I mention how stupid "14" was to read? I'm only a few listeners that gave this book 1 star. I really don't understand how "14" got so many raving reviews, like, "Must Read." Maybe I was deprived as a child from eating MSG.
To live, to love, to leave a legacy.
The pacing was perfect and the characters remember-able. I'll miss going up to the roof for a drink
Opening the door to 14.
1st listen. Porter was masterful and transitioned in and out of characters with remarkable fluidness.
***Spoiler Alert*** Veek and Nates first kiss.
I took a chance on this audio book based on the genre and the glowing reviews and I am glad I did. Clines is a very gifted writer who took the time to care for the characters he created. I will start on the Ex series next.