I like my horror, techno-thrillers, and science fiction. Which is why Jurassic Park and The Lost World are 2 of my favorite books ever!
On the one hand, this was a briskly paced mystery that I got through pretty quickly, which is a good thing. I also thought the narrator was excellent. There are a number of principal characters and Ray Porter successfully brought a unique voice to each of them.
On the other hand, the actual story was very middle of the road. Each plot twist was underwhelming, and the final revelations in the third act did not rub me the right way.
I would recommend this one to those with a (less discriminating) taste for the world of gothic horror, mystery, and/or science fiction. But it was too much of a mixed bag for my own taste.
Ila in Maine
Many twists, turns and oh yes the back flips, they were totally enjoyable as well!
Aside from his incredible voice? His breathless, impossible not to catch enthusiasm he embodies the entire book with.
This was my first book by Mr. Porter but after listening to it, and being so excited by it that my 19 year old daughter wanted me to listen again, so she could share the experience with me, you can bet it won't be my last. We took the time to look him up and see what else he has read so we can enjoy him again.
He is incredible, and the fact that this book was so amazing and thrilling added all the more to the entire experience.
Suspend all reason... just believe!
I chose this book for two reasons: It is a Frontier book and I was not familiar with what that meant on Audible, but once I read the description I was in. I love discovering new things, new authors and new territory especially. My local librarian knows I'm the one to send the New Authors list to for selecting what to purchase.
Then I saw the picture on the cover and though we're told never to judge a book by its cover, you have to admit, this cover is intriguing. What could be behind all those locks? What needs that many locks and how is it that no one has opened them for so long? I had to know why no one had opened them and what was behind them.
I was not disappointed, not for one second, or one nanosecond. I was pacing the floor near the end of this book, waiting to see what would happen. For me this is not easy as I have 2 knee replacements and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I love books, but with this one, my face was aglow with happiness at the characters and the goings on in the book, I was that into it.
And.....I was still surprised at 14, and the other secrets in this book.
You will be too.
I'm so glad I found this book on Audible. This is not my usual genre, but the reviews made me curious. So glad I read the reviews and got this book. Ray Porter's narration is superb. He gives each character a unique voice and will keep you glued to your iPod wondering where the story is going. I'm sure his narration is a major factor in making this story so special. If i read this book and listened to the voice in my head it just wouldn't have been the same.
Even if this is not your genre, I suggest you use your imagination and give this one a try. I, who have been so liberal in giving 5 star ratings in the past, will now be using this book to guide my rating of others!
This was a very entertaining story that was impossible to put down. I found myself listening to it any time I had a spare moment. Ray Porter did a phenomenal job as the narrator, with an impressive variety of distinctive and appropriate voices and accents.
I purchased this book based on the reviews that had been written. This audio kept me in suspense I would laugh out loud at times I love the characters in the book you can almost envision them. I could not stop listening to it once I started it was great! What an imagination I look forward to another book by Peter Cline You will not be disappointed when you purchase this audio.
The thing that made this book very enjoyable was the witty dialogue and the inability to guess what was going to happen next most of the time.
The story is enthralling
dont want to reveal the plot
yes, and its pretty par for the course
great book, get it.
This book grabbed me right from the beginning and had me racing through the last quarter of the book. I neglected both work and home until it was finished. I was/am a big Scooby Doo fan, so I loved all the inside jokes. I will definitely be reading more books by Peter Cline. Ray Porter did an outstanding job bringing the characters to life for me. I wanted to be part of the gang.
I was not expecting the story to go in the direction that it did, and I was pleasantly surprised when it did. I won't ruin anything for you, but I'll put it this way; I was feeling kind of down, so I sought out a horror novel to listen to and found this one. When it turned out that this wasn't the usual scary story, I was too intriqued to stop listening...and ultimately the story pulled me out of my mood entirely!
The narration was great, too. The actor was able to differentiate between the characters nicely without resorting to bad accents.