Upper middle. I liked the narration, and i liked the first half of the book more than the second. I found myself losing some interest as it went on. However, because it was like putting a puzzle together and unraveling the mystery is a big plus. I couldn't figure out what was going on, and of course I didn't until the end of the book.
I would have to say Bad Glass. It was very strange. All these anomalies going on around you, mysteries messages, things not making sense, and also I lost interest in the second half of this book as well.
I frequently set my iPod timer with the speaker under my head on the pillow top and 'listen myself to sleep.' This is not a good candidate for that type of listening/reading. The last quarter of the book wasn't as strong as the first three quarters (as many of the reviewers have mentioned) but I didn't find myself ready to end just because the story ending was a bit odd. All in all I found it to be a modern take on H.P. Lovecraft style writing - wierd fiction that kept my attention. It is exciting; it isn' particularly scary, gory or Stephen-King-style-thrilling. It's a good book. Listen to it.
I think this book popped up on a "recommended" email from Audible. Sounded interesting, thought I'd give it a try. I haven't read all the comments about the book, but I'm sure they're saying the same thing. WOW! What a great listen. I spend a lot of time in my car and I was finding myself almost late for work because I would get where I was going and sit in the car listening. I had absolutely no concept going in what it was going to be about and it kept me riveted until the end. I had no idea what was going to happen and very few books keep me so enthralled. Ray Porter did an excellent job with the narration. All the characters seemed so real, I felt like I was also a tenant in the building. Don't think you can go wrong on this one.
I liked this book but didn't think that everything was neatly tied up in the end. To me, there were many unexplained phenomena that just hung there unresolved. I'd like to see what Murakami could have done with this story. It held my interest but aside from the lack of resolution, the writing was a bit flat - the characters "nodded" and "shook their heads" way too much; surely there's a better way to convey assent or dissent than to use these terms ad nauseam.
Avid audible listener!
Entertaining, amusing, appealing
The different characters and how they interacted was what I liked best about this book. I loved Veek!
The plot was good, except I knew what was going on way before I would have liked to keep the plot interesting. I wanted the book done at about the 2/3 mark.
Veek!, but I find all his portrayals excellent.
Some of the scenes were absolutely hilarious. I laughed so hard, I nearly wet myself during Nat's shoe scene.
I think Ray Porter made this book.
His narrator voice always relaxes me so I am able to just enjoy the other characters.
If you liked his narration, try The Runelords series.
Not a great book, but well worth the listen. I highly recommend 14.
Student at Leeds School of Business at Colorado University.
I bought this book because of all of the reviews. I have to say I was not disappointed. Once it was over I found myself trying to find similar books as this one defined a genre for me. Has to be one of my favorite books ever. Just sit back and enjoy the mystery!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I've never listened to any books by Peter Clines, I am not a fan of Sci-Fi.
I've never heard Ray Porter before, he did a great job narrating this story.
Time travel with Velma and Shaggy...
The book was well written and the narrator was great...I am just not a fan of sci-fi.
Good story line and I liked the narrator.
Nate - he is easy to relate to.
I wondered at first if I would like Ray, but after a short time, I found him to be really good and he gave each character their own identify.
It was difficult to stop listening and when it ended, I wanted more.
Character development is key in a far fetched plot as 14 (which had great promise). The author did not take the time to fully develop them in such a way to care and/or relate to them.
Not at all. The premise was interesting enough- it just wasn't developed.
All I need in life is my family and an inexhaustable supply of books.
I don't often write reviews, but felt compelled to review "14". I don't often read (or listen) to science fiction, and will never buy a vampire book, though they seem to be the rage right now. However, the summary of this book and the good reviews I read captured my attention, so I bought the book and am very glad I did!
The book is about an apartment building where strange things occur and some of the tenants want to know how and why these things happen.
As new tenants of the building were introduced, I wondered if I would join the group who wanted to find out why the strange occurrences happened or be in the group that closed their eyes to the weird happenings. I still have mixed feelings about which group I would be in and that is one of the reasons I liked this book.
I read or listen to an average of 12 - 14 books each month, so sometimes I have to re-read the publisher's summary or a review to jumpstart my memory, but not with this book.
I listened to this book over a year ago and need no assistance in remembering it in detail.
Even if science fiction is usually not your favorite genre, try this book. I believe it will appeal to a wide range of readers. I really enjoyed the story and the great narration. The surprise near the end was indeed a surprise for me. I didn't see it coming at all! The book captures the imagination in the first few pages and the exciting ride begins - don't miss it!