No B.S. reviews. I'll never soft-pedal bad writing or inept narration.
A delightful mix of sci-fi, fantasy, and steam punk. On top of a great story, the author manages a clever, quasi-historical basis for this delightful tale about a group of people mixed up in something WAY bigger than themselves. The reading is flawed, but adequate. Lots of action, and pure fun.
This was a fun, pretty straightforward urban/sci-fi/fantasy (I'm not sure how to classify it exactly) story. It's kind of steam-punky (there's a back story with Nikola Tesla in it) but set in modern LA. It was easy to listen to and kept me distracted for a few days at the gym. I didn't stay up late to finish it or feel any pressing urge to know what was going to happen next, but sometimes that's the kind of book I like to read.
I was drawn to this book because it mentioned Tesler, but the reference is fleeting.
It was way too far-fetched for me, the secret and the monsters were ridiculous. I like fantasy/sci fi but for me their needs to be some believability.
I read the reviews which were glowing, which for me don't match the story or the narrator.
It may be enjoyable to people who follow the Fantasy/horror genre, fans of H. P. Lovecraft but for me it was no where near as good as the reviewers say.
I couldn't finish it, and I have hardly ever not finished a book. I really tried, I got 1/2 way through the second half but it was too annoying.
The narrator was very stilted, so much so it was very distracting,
His accents were good, which made it easy to identify different characters, but the timing of his delivery was very annoying. He would read really slow in the first half of a sentence.
With commas in all the wrong places, e.g. What he saw was real, madness...
instead of What he saw was real madness...
He speaks really slowly then fast, I think he is reading the second half of the sentence while speaking the first, then he speaks the second half really fast to catch up
So you are left waiting, then hurried along trying to catch up.
and I didn't like the references to Scoobydoo throughout the book
too bad if you are not a fan
It just made it more silly
Also it seems the author tried a bit too hard to impress us with his knowledge of computers and modern communication. We wasted lots of time on detailed descriptions of these which just seemed like fillers
Its interesting & keeps you going
Its interesting. If you liked LOST, odds are you'll enjoy this
As you get further along, yes!!!
Fantastic. The back of the book really doesn't do it justice. All the reviews on here rave about it. Trust them instead.
Oh & the narrator is top class too.
Ray Porter is an excellent reader.
The Passage and The Twelve. The characters are ordinary people put in situations requiring them to cooperate and problem solve.
Nate. He stepped into the leadership role that the others expected and accomplished the job.
What secrets are in the walls of your home?
This was one fantastic suspense mystery! I don't read reviews before I listen or read a book, so I had only the flap description to work with. I started the story thinking it was going to be a ghost story. Nope. This is the tenant situation you dream of; low rent, good neighbors - and if you've ever wanted to go through an abandoned house just to see what was there, you're set. This is your story. Happy treasure hunting!
There are issues with the story that you'll notice, or should, if you are a professional reviewer. As a reader, I was thoroughly enthralled. It wasn't until I started writing this review that some of the issues reared their little heads at me. I'll give them a pass. This is a sit-back-and-enjoy-the -ride book.
It wasn't until near the end when I looked at the computer that it hit me - one narrator. Male and female characters, multiple of each - and they sounded like unique people. This work may turn me into a narrator groupie. Ray Porter was phenomenal!
I loved this book and will probably get a few more of Peter Clines books after this. This was one I just decided on because I had too many credits and the reviews were great so I thought I'd try it. Couldn't stop listening and it just got better as the story went on.
Great read - give it a go - you won't be disappointed. Also the narrator was terrific too. He deserves a mention because he did such a fantastic job. I'll probably have another listen at some point in the future
I am a married 53 year old mother of 2 adult kids. I started listening to audiobooks for entertainment while driving to work. I am hooked!
The narrator was awesome! He did several different voices, they were not comical or cartoony but they fit the character and the story perfectly.
It was a unique story and I could not wait to see what was going to happen next.
His character voices. I will look for books that he narrates in the future.
I did have some "what the heck??!" moments. I also had some laughs too.
I will be 1st in line if they make a movie of this book.
I enjoyed listening to this book. Ray Porter did an excellent job of capturing the different personalities with his voices. The story was well-written but the concept was somewhat far-fetched and hard to become totally invested in. In fact, I was completely entranced with the secrets of the apartment as they were being discovered up till the point where the "Squale" made its appearance. I will refrain from any more detail so as not to spoil the story for others. Still, there was a lot of action and it was a fun listen, if only to find out how it all turned out.