more interesting story line...very superficial.
no - he reads too fast and very monotone
I never finished it....could not tolorate this after listening to 3/4 of the book. So boring.
Narrator was fine....story just not compelling enough to hold my interest.
I found it to be tedious. Storyline felt a bit juvenile and story moved slow.
Mystery and humor with a little creepy thrown in for effect. Everyone that has ever lived in a creepy apartment complex has had these thoughts, but this goes even further as the people here actually start uncovering some really cool stuff. Great imagination here. Modern day setting with a very realistic perspective on the unknwn. You'l love this if if you like a good mystery book. Not murder novel but definately sci-fi...
This is an interesting twist on the creepy apartment building story, and not one I was expecting! Although very far fetched, I did enjoy the story and found myself entertained throughout. Overall, however, I don't think I can give it more than 4 stars.
Ray Porter!! What a great job narrating. I listen to a lot of audio books, and a bad narrator can really ruin it. He did an excellent job, there are quite a few characters to this story, and they all sounded great. The story was great and really kept me interested, and not just zoning out for portions at a time like some books do.
The dialogue was good too. I laughed out loud more than once.
Tim. I will let you see why.
I can totally see this book being made into a film. I can't think of a great tag line though.
I purchased this much hyped book expecting a lot more. It was interesting and kept me listening until it got so convoluted I couldn't (and really didn't care to) follow it any longer. I am a big proponent of the fact that life is too short to listen to or read any book that doesn't hold your interest and with this one I didn't get past the first download.
I was banking on the fact that this was being advertised as a popular item on Audible, but was sadly disappointed. The character development was was shallow and the storyline boring. It was not until the very end that some interesting things finally started to happen, and it suddenly went from painfully mundane to ridiculously far-fetched.
Ironically, the reader (whom I love) also read Tim Ferris' Four-Hour Workweek, and I kept thinking back to one line where he talks about NOT wasting your time reading a crappy book just so you can feel a sense of accomplishment in having completed it. I should have taken his advice on this one.
I do think it might be suitable as an adolescent "my first sci-fi" book kind of novel (though I think there was a fair amount of profanity and some sexual content). But it lacks sufficient intellectual flavor for the average adult to sink his or her teeth into.
A wonderful story of normal people running up against the mysteries of their domicile. It is a very fresh journey, and all the mysteries wind up making sense before it is all over. It is difficult to say much about the story without giving away some of the many surprises along the way.
In terms of characters, they are very well developed. Plain and sarcastic Veek was a winning personality, especially with the way that Porter voiced her. Like others, I found Tim to be all-around solid and interesting. Xela - yes, she had her moments. Nate was great, but these others seem slightly more absorbing.
A great listen.
What a great story! It was gripping and addictive from the very beginning. And the narrator Ray Porter did a fantastic job as well.
If you're in to checking out an author you may not know yet, start here! You won't regret it.
In reading reviews I was concerned this would be "horror" like a horror movie. I don't watch horror movies and stear clear of media that are too violent or scary (for me Silence of the Lambs, though good, was too scary). I debated whether or not to buy this based on others' descriptions of the book as being like a Stephen King or modern horror classic. Just FYI for anyone else who doesn't like that genre, this book is not "horror" in that way. It is more sci fi/adventure or more classic "horror" like Lovecraft or Poe. In terms of scare-factor, it's comparable to the TV show, "Lost". Also, it was a great listen, very engaging, didn't want to pause it, etc.