I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
I thought this book was a thriller. I thought something scary was happening in an apartment and/or an entire apartment building. I had insomnia one night and thought this would be an excellent way to spend a sleepless night: listening to a thriller.
It started out slowly, but I remembered the reviews, the description and the sample I listened to, so I kept listening . . . and listening . . . and listening to the most boring book I ever suffered through!!
I kept waiting for the excitement!! I kept waiting for the thrill!! I kept waiting for the scary part!! I kept waiting period. If it hadn't been for the insomnia, I would have stopped listening quite early.
The reader was good, but the story kept getting longer and longer and longer. When finally the reason for the plot was revealed, I couldn't believe it!! I am not a science fiction fan per se, although I have enjoyed some sci-fi tv shows and movies. I am not THIS type of sci-fi fan and therefore I did not like the book at all!!
If you're a true-blue-all-the-way sci-fi fan, you'll probably enjoy this. If you're not, if you're a pure thriller fan, seek other books!! This is not worth a true thriller fan's time or worth a single credit!! So beware!!
Unusual, not to unbelievable, just a hint of possibility
Good trumps Evil
ALL OF THEM
WAR OF THE WORLDS
I agree with audible`s Emily, who featured "14" on "what we`re listening to".This one is definitely worth spending money or a credit on. The story is totally plausible (I`m always looking for Sci-Fi or Fantasy that don`t just make up worlds of their own but try to attach their stories to our 20 or 21st century world and rules, and scepticisms.) "14" is a very smart story, with well crafted characters and a gripping story. the narrator is very good. I am looking forward to checking out other of Peter Clines` novels.
I have a long commute during the week and listening to great novels always help the time go by more quickly. I love this website!
I've never read the print version and dont' intend to because the narration is just so good!
I can't compare it to books I've read but I can compare it to tv shows like "lost', x-files, and
All of them!
No, I commute so it took me about a week to listen to the whole book.
This book surprised me. I wasn't going to pick it but the excerp got my attention. This book had me talking out loud driving down the road at the characters!! Great story if you are in to sci-fi.
In the top 10
Not sure. It's a mix of some of the odder Steven King stuff and a little bit of Koontz. Different though.
Can't decide. The nice thing about this book is all the characters attract attention.
Very eager to finish it. I kept getting upset when someone would interrupt me.
Too often thrillers put me on the edge of my seat only to disappoint me when it comes time for the reveal. Not this time. I was led along at a gripping pace that only intensified my interest. Very entertaining.
If you give me something original I will probably like it, regardless of the genre. Stick to a formula and I want to hurl a book at your head.
This story really drags you in. At first it may start a little slow, but ever so gradually it builds up and you can't stop listening to it as you uncover the mystery with the characters. I found myself actually crying out excitedly as something was revealed. I would definitely get the book itself because this is seriously great.
Ray Porters performance is deserving of somekind of audiobook award. Additionally, the story was unique enough to keep you interested throughout...though I honestly expected something completely different at almost ever turn. But was satisfied with the outcome. Hats-off to Clines for his intelligent, contemporary and witty dialog and Porters ability to bring it to life...a great one-two combination. Only four stars on the story, simple because I wanted more detail and there were a few incomplete bits introduced in the story that were never addressed. Otherwise it is an audiobook well worth your time and money!
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
Narration, excellent. Story, excellent except for the last hour in which it drops off to a "good" to "very good" level. I'd be stunned if you thought this book was lame, or a waste of your time. Read/listen, and enjoy. It's not what you think.