14 hooked me in instantly. I mean this book is "crazy, good"! If you go into listening with no idea what this book is about it will keep you guessing the whole time. The narration is amazing and the story is powerful. Loved it!
This is derivative dreck! This book took forever to get started and was nothing new. I'm not sure why its getting such high reviews. It wasn't scary, thrilling or thought provoking. The antagonist was so obvious it made my eyes roll so fast I got a headache. I was hoping there would be a twist. Nope!
I found the story monotonous and slow. A majority of the book is spent in over detailing descriptions. When the action finally does show up, it's the last 30 minutes and then the book ends.
Ray Porter was probably the only reason i continued to listen. His take on each character was fabulous and drove the story on, even when there wasn't much to drive on.
It has the surprise ending, but i feel like the author needed a way to end the book and kind of just threw it in.
One of the first audio books I ever listened to. It was great!
I never knew where the next chapter would lead me. The plot was never obvious and while I generally can guess where an author is leading me, with this book it was truly mystifying. I bought the audio book to entertain me on my long train commute into the city, but, instead, I would stay up late at night listening and feverishly knitting along as I listened to "just one more chapter".,
The frantic demolition of the apartments to undercover the cryptic messages; I could visualize this perfectly in my head. Knowing that these undecipherable messages were urgently important, and yet, not knowing how to interpret them.....so menacing!
If you, like me, love to read books where everyday people get thrown into extra-ordinary situations, and have to first come to an understanding that something paranormal (I don't mean ghosts) is going on, then this book is for you. For me, the discovery part is what I love. Most books of this genre wrap up the discovery 1/4 of the way through the book. But with 14, it takes over 1/2 of the book before things start to reveal themselves, and even more before becoming fully understandable.
Clines has set such a high bar, I'm almost afraid to read any of his other books.
Absolutely. In fact I plan to start listening again right away.
It is such an ensemble piece it would be hard to decide; they are all great.
I really liked the beginning. The act of discovery, learning all the strange things about the building.
I was listening to 14 — the reader/actor is just terrific, by the way — while driving down the expressway in an area that is very familiar, somewhere I’ve been many, many times. Well there’s a big climax a little over half-way through and I was so into the story that I drove right past my exit, and I didn’t even care. Now that’s a good book!
Wow. Just wow. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in years.
14 is a Science Fiction Mystery Weird Horror SteamPunkish Historical Dooms Day Suspense novel that somehow manages to work on every level. It kept me guessing throughout and tied up things very nicely at the end.
The story starts slow, but carries you along, introducing the people who live in this incredible apartment building. The characterization is a little weak in spots, but the story is so compelling that you really don't care. This is a book that you just gobble up, reading/listening late into the night. And when you're done, you actually feel good about spending your time on it, satisfied, if a bit shaken and battle scarred.
An Avid Reader of Mystery, Zombies, History, Science and good stories. I live in Miami, FL and love every minute of it!
I never read the book, but I think the Audio has to be better
A truly great story. You think ..What is 5 people in an Apartment about...Trust me on this, the levels of this book amazed me. They just kept going. It kept me glued.
Nate and Zeela.
I could have. I made the mistake of listening to this before I go to sleep..ha...the story kept going and kept me up late at night.
Probably one of the best overall stories I have listened to in a long time. I was sad when it ended, that is a mark of a great book right!
Different, interesting, funny
This is an interestingly different book with a novel idea. I thought it had some problems toward the end. It always bothers me when I feel like the author is stretching the book out and having the characters do stupid things. But all-in-all I enjoyed the book. The author can write and the narrator was excellent.
Say something about yourself!
This book introduced me to the work of Peter Clines, and I must say he made a great first impression, I will definitely be downloading more of his works.
Story gets you hooked within the first few very short chapters and the narrator provided a stellar performance. I can still hear some of the character voices near the end of the book... you will know which ones when you hear them.
Overall, the story was faced paced with just the right amount of tension, suspense and thrills.