This book is out of my genre normally but I bought it because of the all the 5 star ratings and other peoples comments. sometimes that's a bit tricky because we all have different expectations. This far exceeded mine. I kept looking for things to do so I could put the headphones on and keep listening to the storey. I loved the narrator too, I'm looking for more books narrated by Ray Porter and searching now for more books by Peter Clines. this was a great listening book. I thouroughly enjoyed it.
Yes, One because it is a new author I've never read before and because the story is wonderful! It's not the normal story and has lots of unexpected turns..no guessing what's going to happen next in this book! Ray Porter is AMAZING! He had a different voice for each of the many characters and I immediately knew who each one was as soon as he switched! This was the first narrated book that I throughly enjoyed due to his performance and the great plot!
Can't think of any books that have this type of story with fantasy and real world so incredibly mixed in a way that keeps you guessing till the end what's going to happen next!
Great character build up and emotion in each of their voices! Very entertaining and I could picture each one in my head by their voices!
I will definately look for more books by this author and narrated by Ray Porter!
I liked the ideas in the book but not how they were expressed. This book had a lot of very interesting perspectives and twists. However, most of the dialogue sounded like two people making pointless small talk and attempting to see which one can say, "That is weird," the most. This is not a bad book, but it is not one I would recommend.
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If you like those cheesy Sci-Fi channel movies that are made in week this books for you.
It just took the weirdness too far. I wanted creepy not stupid.
I really liked all of the characters but the voice of the monster saying "My prey" creeped me out! I was worried I would have nightmares!
This book was great until they opened a door into outerspace and the monsters were introduced.
I'm glad I listened to it. It confirmed to me that Sci-Fi is not for me.
I expect to very soon.
There are lots of visual scenes I want to hear again... lots of funny lines I like and hope to incorporate in to my day to day lexicon
after opening the door to 14 there was some discussion as to what to now... call NASA...
He lends great tonality to the story that I likely would not have brought to it. Each of the neighbors are very distinct even the women.
NASA... we have space in out apartment building.
Very interesting use of technical historical steam punk design language.
Original, Captivating and Addictive
I enjoyed the fact that the plot was so original that I was unable to predict where the writer was taking me. This book had me guessing to the last chapter.
Great narrator. I am new to his work.
When the building super tells you to stay out of dark corners, there's a reason. Some doors are meant to stay shut.
The narrator handles a number of character voices adeptly and you really forget just one person is narrating! The characters are interesting and, along with the suspense, there is humor to keep it engaging. The story sucks you in and I found myself sitting in my car and listening even after I had arrived at my destination. I couldn't stop listening. Well done all around.
This is the kind of styles I like: good pace, cerebral, well-documented, meaty, mind-bending.
In the classic video game Myst, the player is dropped in an island with not much context or something to do but, rather, some mysterious, often mechanical devices. The game progresses as the player goes through the puzzles and gets to learn the true purpose of these contraptions.
14 is a modern revisiting of Myst in novel format. The story of a regular person who finds a new apartment and starts realizing that some things are amiss with the building - not in a scary or dangerous way - but just odd and intriguing. The hero finds other people in the building that are similarly intrigued and embark on a quest to find the truth about the building.
This quest is not disappointing and the author is quite good at keeping the reader interested by pacing the discovery and mystery very nicely. There is some nice investigation work, and also some unexpected but often refreshing action sequences, as well as some twists and the ultimate discoveries are imaginative and rewarding. If one may find a weakness with the book, it is that the characters lack substance and are not the main driver for the story. It's too bad but one should remember that the original Myst videogame was pretty much with no character to speak of.
Surprising - Courious - Intriguing
Yes! I couldn't stop listening because I NEEDED to know where it was going to next and what was going to happen.
This story went in a direction I was not expecting. Iv never read any of his books before this one and I REALLY enjoyed this book! I don't usually like this genera but this was very cool!
I wanted to try something a little different and, after reading lots of reviews, this is what I chose. Science-fiction and fantasy are my usual favorites and, at first, I was worried that this book might be too scary for me (I'm a big chicken), but it wasn't. It WAS a little creepy, but nothing worthy of nightmares. There was even a teeny bit of romance mixed in.
Overall, a very nice balance that would suit an avid reader of any genre, plus a top-notch performance.