where's the sequel?
A lot...I don't think my imagination would have been as enthusiastic and spot on.
It made me laugh...there are parts that are more sad than others but nothing evoked tears.
it gets slow at a point, don't give up on it!
I loved the way this book started as a strange mystery and ended up in Lovecraft territory without going too far over the spooky edge. The steampunk vibe was awesome.
I loved the way all the characters were well rounded, with backgrounds that unfolded within the story instead of in one large paragraph at the beginning of the book. It kept me guessing and suspecting everyone.
Without giving too much away, I loved when they finally opened apartment 14. It was intense.
My jaw dropped several times when certain names were dropped and connections were made. Cline was brilliant. I did find myself laughing on occasion and protesting out loud when one of my favorite characters was...well, don't want to give anything away. Let's just say I got mad at Cline for that one.
This book appeals to the smarty in me and the adrenaline junky at the same time. Definitely one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. I want more.
The story was so out there, it was just enough to make it interesting...
ZEEK-Her character was so loveable, you just wanted to get her a heated blanket for that 69 degree apartment...
Poor old lady in space...
A Christian, Husband, & Geek - in that order!!
Good story does not turn out like you might think - like I said this is almost a must listen.
The story became too unbelievable towards the end and the dialogue was atrocious. Too much sarcasm was incorporated into scenes that didn't need it. It made the story sequences that should have been intense, terrifying, or dramatic seem silly.
The narrator's voice was too deep and he couldn't convincingly portray the various characters in the book. It as an awkward and disbelieving read.
Not a recommended buy.
Even though I am not a big fan of science fiction this book is so well constructed and performed, that I would recommend it to anyone. I found myself at first thinking that the plot was totally outrageous and entirely unbelievable, but in the end I just admired the book for the shear imagination of the author.
Ray Porter gave one of the best performances to which I have ever listened.
Maybe in a year or two. Too many other books to listen to.
Learning the houses secret. Wild shift in plot.
This book kept me interested and on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed all of the characters, and the narration.
Ph.D. Psychologist and Coach
I never read books of this genre but was intrigued by the positive reviews I read on audible. The story, narration and characters exceeded my expectations. I couldn't turn off my ipod and listened late into the night. This story would make a great movie and I hope it hits the big screen sometime. I appreciated the humorous dialogue and the interesting range of characters. The narrator does a great job of giving consistent, unique voices to each character.
Yes I would. I don't have time to sit and read a book. The only difficult thing I found about this one was I got sucked in and found my self sitting there with my mouth open or gasping. Ray Porter did a FANTASTIC job at narrating.
I'm going to have to say Veek. She reminded me of myself. Her sass and dry humor. Although what caught my attention at first was Nate's character. He was/is like me. Hates his job, no money in the bank and no plans for the future. I was routing the whole time for Veek and Nate work together. Don't want to give too much away
This was my first time listening to Ray Porter. If any of his other performances are like this one, I'm in!
Funny you say that....I was thinking, wow this can be a really good movie. The tag line would be "Sometimes the things behind closed doors are better left that way."
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Kept me on my toes the entire time. Found myself gasping and yelling NO or even crying at moments. I'm glad I read some of this reviews, it was the best choice I made. Bravo Peter Clines, bravo!