It's in the top tier. I believe it was categorized under mystery or fantasy, It's more science fiction to me. (Weird Fiction is the most fitting name) Sci-fi fans should not be afraid, this book is great, though it takes a while to get to the really cool science stuff.
Nate, the main character is hard not to like but I think Tim's secret past made him more entertaining.
The narration was above average, I'm not sure what it added though. It would have been better if the character voices were a little more discernible. All the women sounded the same, and not very feminine. This is not a reason to avoid, I'm just nit-picking!
If we can count on you - Scooby Doo - I know we'll catch that villain!
Yes, the last 1/4. The payoff was uneventful. I was hoping that something gripping or shocking would be revealed to make this a very memorable listen, but instead I was disappointed.
Ray Porter was awesome. In fact, but for Ray Porter I would have been unable to finish the book. His accents and tones were all perfect for every character.
No. If there is a follow-up, I would not purchase it.
Overall, it was somewhat entertaining, but I would not recommend it to anyone.
14 is a story that leads the reader to places most unexpected: At first the direction is very unclear and threatens to be a bit mundane, but as the twists and characters develop you find yourself in a world which is modern and today, but mixed in with the past in a creepy, victorian way. How did we get here?
The discovery of the reason for 14 and the necessity that reason is a great eye opener. For me it took a few pages to buy into the premise but once engaged, its a fun ride!
Great diction, voice performance, and enthusiasm for the story. I went searching for other Ray Porter performances afterwards . . .
I would like to see a squel to this book . . . but it would be tough to follow.
Yes. The narration is fantastic.
Room 14.... i won't spoil it.
Pulling down wallpaper to discover mysteries ;-)
This is probably the best book involving H.P.Lovecrafts Cthulhu mythos in modern times. If you like Lovecraft, then this book is a must.
Interesting plot and you couldn't guess what was coming next
The hidden secrets of the building being discovered
It was easier to make a mental note of each character by listening to the story. There are not so many characters that you lose track of who is who, and each character has a particular voice.
I'm an artist and paint while listening. I wanted to continue painting and listening.
I'd love to find more books like this.
The narration added much to the creation of the characters.
This is a good read. Not top tier scifi, but good. You will want to get through it.
Timing and pace are done well in this book.
I actually, unexpectedly, loved this book! I've read better stories, seen better characters, looked into better worlds, but somehow, Clines struck some wonderful sweet spot in ALL of these areas, leaving us with a great, fresh, INTERESTING, story. I really loved every minute of this book! I'd definitely listen again, because I was truly sad when I saw this book was at its end...
I seem to be missing something here, I found this book boring. I guess it is just not my style but tried it because all the great reviews. It started out interesting, I somewhat cared about the story, then it just got crazy.