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.
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.
Incredible story, I listened to all of it in 2 days.
Green Roaches and Mysterious messages in blood
My first one but not my last.
So you need an apartment? I know just the place.
I am a life long Geek, Musician, and Writer ... and Audible just makes reading that much better because now I can "read" even when I might have time, but not the option, like driving and things like that.
I haven't read the print version, but the reader here nailed the characters and narration right smack dab in the bulls eye ring from across the room he is so good! So I would think that the audio version is better, yes.
The way this story feels like you are peeling an onion, you keep pulling back layer after layer and you keep finding more good stuff. This story keeps taking twists and turns and you just never know what really is going on until the end. I mean this in a very good way, you keep guessing, knowing that it's one particular situation, that you have figured it out because you are so smart and then WRONG! He tosses another curve ball hand grenade in the mix and just blew yet another theory out of the water! Awesome!!!
Sheesh, what didn't Ray Porter bring to the book! Naturally he totally had all of the characters down, cold, and kept them even and succinct throughout the story. There was never a time that one character sounded like another or didn't sound like themselves. However, the cadence of the book was set and kept by Porter, like a coxswain driving a boat Porter kept the story driving forward.
I didn't start with that conscious thought in mind, and I didn't listen to it in one sitting, but I can say that once I got into the book I had a hard time putting it down.
This book is great, I loved it, it reminded me a little of another favorite the Monster Hunter series (Not sure if I can mention other titles like that, editor please remove if that is bad). I have read other stories by Peter Clines and they all have been good!
I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.
It read like a treasure map. The narrator took me from one exciting point to the next and I was addicted. SciFi yes; but, it was so expertly written and narrated that I easily overlooked that fact.
I can't release any information without first offering a -spoiler alert-. Therefore, I politely recommend you add this to your library post haste. It was such an addicting story that I not only listened to it during my normal work commute but I had to keep listening for hours when I was home for the day. I even had my ear buds in during my daughter's soccer game, that's how phenomenal this story was. I couldn't wait to learn the next surprise and the next and the next.
This book was not typical or average. The concept was unique and clever which made the story thought provoking as well as entertaining. The pace was just right as it kept your interest and you never thought you knew what was going to happen next.
The characters are likeable. The story started out slow, and then twisted into something out of this world.
I was never a fan of this genre, and it did not convert me. I would not knowingly look for another book that screamed sci-fi.
I liked his performance. It is one of the aspects of this Audible that kept me listening.
I liked the characters, and I certainly see the building giving enough material for another story. I just don't think the author could pull it off, and make me want to give it my attention.
Mystery sci-fi thriller
What starts out as a mystery to be solved morphs into a sci-fi doomsday thriller a la Dune. I am not usually a sci-fi kinda gal but this twist was acceptable. I was intrigued by the constant twists and turns. The characters were all pretty well developed.