I was riveted by this book. Both the performance and the narrative kept me up late.
It's simple really, I am just a guy looking to enjoy the writing and reading talents of others while raising my family the best I can, just Like most everyone else!!!
That was an entertaining book!!! Great characters and story. Actually the characters were very fun to get to know and I felt like I was in the middle of their group at times. It was awesome! The story is about an old building (an apartment), the buildings unknown owners, the renters that lived there and a scary adventure that grabed me from the start. The building was odd and almost seemed to be alive. I won't spoil it but I will say that this book reminded me a bit like a mixture between Dean Koontz, Neil Gaiman, Tim Powers, and with the oddness and beauty of Stephen King sprinkled all around. Think Aliens, Super natural events, great characters, all wrapped around a good story with a historic (Tim Powers) touch. That doesn't give a true picture of the writting, as Peter Clines has his own style, but I will say that I now have a new authur to look upon and I really look forward to doing that!
This was my first Peter Clines novel, but I doubt it will be my last! The pacing, the characters, the situations—everything works together extremely well. I don’t want to say too much about the content, because much of the fun of the book is discovering, along with the characters, just what is going on in their building. If it seems at first like a book about nothing, don’t give up … pretty soon you’ll be on the edge of your seat.
What can I say more than most positive reviews I read here ? Just that the audiobook is helped by the reader: text + him make the group of people seem like real and real dialogue among friends.
Yes. 14 is well written fun and you will to guess where it is going. Also, the performance is top notch.
The characters are unique and the story was great.
Don't want to spoil the surprise.
I thought this would be a dark story about a haunted house with a looser type as main character (which is why I hesitated to buy it). But actually it is a science fiction more than anything else, and the characters resemble those from a family soap (which is not necessarily a bad thing, when it fits the story and the mood).
Personally, I thought the story ended too soon after it has begun to get really interesting - but I can't really argue more about that without spoiling the fun.
A definite favourite
Likeable characters, mystery drip-fed in exciting and tantilising tastes... there wasn't anything I didn't like about this story!
It took me an awkward 5 minutes to get used to the narrator - his narration felt jerky at first. By minute 6 I was hooked! By minute 7 I couldn't have heard this story or any of the voices read by anyone else. Ray, you rocked this.
I'm supposed to have been at work 2 hours ago... help. I can't stop listening
Off to find more by Peter Clines and Ray Porter
I got this book because of the awesome reviews it got. All I can say is that trust them. This book is short, but worth the credit or cash. Ray Porter does a great job narrating. The story is fast paced and keeps you wondering. Great characters and storyline.
I loved the story, how the relationships developed and they form a bond. The last third of the book I found a bit silly, and I would have liked to see it take a different path.
Great characters as they discover an ever-growing, eerie mystery and other worldliness. Performed with fine portrayal of different personalities. Occasional moments light humor for relief. Very well done.
However there is a major editing flaw. The first chapter of Part 2 is the same as the last chapter of Part 1. Other than the confusion it causes, the posted listening time is probably inflated.