I didn’t read the print version.
I liked that it appeared to be one kind of story but as it went along the mystery deepened into more of a supernatural story. It kept me guessing the whole way and I was surprised at the end.
Ray did the voices including the women’s very well. You always knew which character was talking.
Move in and you may never move out again!
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
I think I would. It's a strange book to categorize. It's got some mystery elements, some sci-fi, some horror and more. It's got some good callback to HP Lovecraft and the strange fiction of the past. If you like any genre fiction, I think this is one to pick-up.
Opening the door to Apartment 14. You'll know when you get there. Wow, just wow.
I liked the scene of opening room 14, and then I also liked the trek underground. That had some good dialog and we didn't know what to expect.
Ray Porter does a really good job for this story. I'm not sure if he's the best narrator for a lot of genre's, but, I think this book is a great fit and he fits the characters really well. He gives each tennant a voice that really fits their character, except for maybe Debbie. She was a bit forgettable, but the rest were really solid. I wouldn't like him reading fantasy, but modern day mysteries and some sci-fi I think are good fits for his talents.
Way too long....
Took too long to get anywhere and it was only curiosity that kept me listening due to my dont quit attitude.
When the plot was finally discovered, it was so pathetic that I laughed..I mean really...A sqwale!!!!...
I know it's fiction but c'Mon, this was unbelievable, even to the most imaginary mind.
Yeah the end!
The first half of this book was inIntriguing. Then it turned just plain weird! It was strange because the beginning was believable and I was attached to the characters until it all took a turn. There is a fine line between sci-fi and ridiculous.
I can't really say how the book could have been better except to change the whole second half.
I LOVED Ray Porter. His voices, tones, accents and pace are all right on. He made The Silver Linings Playbook absolutely perfect. His pauses are paced for a dry humor that works.
The monsters and the sqwhale
I was surprised that other reviewers liked this book so much.
Lifetime lover of fiction!
I was intrigued by the reviews and synopsis of this story, however, I soon lost interest in this title. I nearly didn't finish this one, but forced myself to see it to the end. I was very annoyed with the Scooby Doo references...just made me want to see an actual episode of Scooby Doo...it would have been better than this book. The story was just really unbelievable and kinda boring. I wanted to get my credit back on this one.The narrator was the best thing about this one...very good with accents. It was the story itself that I found weak and I just had a hard time caring about it, and it just kept dragging on and on, I had to speed up the narration just to get through it faster. I doubt if I ever read another title by this author.
Avid listener of Scifi and Fantasy. I've found so many great books with the help of member reviews. Hopefully I can return the favor.
This book was a whole lot of fun. I don't want to be too descriptive and give away any spoilers but the story follows a man who moves into a new apartment building in LA that seems too good to be true. Well it is...
The protagonist slowly begins to notice an increasing number of quirks and small oddities in his apartment and the building as a whole. The story centers on how he and a select group of neighbors explore these eccentricities.
Did I mention that the fellow apartment dwellers are just as odd and eccentric? Learning about the characters and seeing them develop is almost as fun as the main mystery. I won't introduce them here and ruin the fun, but they're all interesting without being so odd that you can't identify and empathize with them.
This isn't so much a mystery that gives you clues in hopes that you can figure it out before the end as many crime mysteries are. You sort of fall into the story and the mystery is a current that pulls you along. Don't over think it, just enjoy the ride!
Yes, I would definitely recommend. It was a fun, interesting story and I liked the narrator.
I wouldn't compare it to another book, but to the tv show LOST. At one point I actually wondered if Peter Clines is a fake name for one of the creators of the show, that's how much it reminded me LOST. Since that's my all-time fav tv show, I dug it!
No particular scene, I just really enjoyed the entire quest to find out the truth about the building.
It made me want to re-watch LOST. And see what other books Peter Clines may have written.
This is a fun, fast-paced read for anyone who likes a good story with a little sci-fi twist. Definitely worth a credit!!
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It got off to a slow start, but then hooked me. The story made some pretty big leaps, but for me it worked.
Oh, where to begin. It started out pretty interesting with so many possible plot directions. The dialogue was cheesy but I can live with that. Suddenly, and without warning, the book began to read like a 15 year-old's fan-fiction. The ending was so dumb I that I sat listening in disbelief, seriously, I was a doe in headlights.
Yes, I will definately avoid going to fan-fiction forums.