Sure, it is a good sci-fi mystery book. Good story, enjoyable characters.
I was not expecting the last 8 chapters. The story showed no signs of what the ending would be.
Great performance, distinct voices for each charecter.
No, it was a good listen to at work book.
I thought this book was a time travel book, it does touch on that but it is more of a mystery than a time travel book. But it is a good story and worth a listen.
This book will not change your life, but it is definitely entertaining if you enjoy sci-fi/fantasy. It reads a bit like it wants to be a movie, the characters aren't deep and neither is the plot. But its just odd enough that I really couldn't stop listening. Plus the reader is quite good.
It's in the top 15 among all the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
Hip humor, engaging characters, not too much love story, and a mystery that has a million facets!
Tie - Tim and Roger
Shaggy and Velma knocked out the sun.
This is one of the best audiobooks I've heard so far. I was absolutely riveted to it and stayed up too late more than a few times to keep reading!
Not sure what else I'd compare it to. Reminds me a little of a non-horror kind of "Thirteen Ghosts" in book form.
This was my first time listening to Ray Porter. He was absolutely perfect for this book. His character voices were excellent. I especially loved Tim and Veek's voices...and Andrew's was so slightly, but so perfectly, "off" that he gave me the creeps from the first moment he was introduced (then again, any super-religious person does that to me automatically LOL). The only tiny critique I might make, and I'm not even sure if it's deserved, is that his tone during the narrative passages made him sound like he was reading for a purely male audience. His voice was a bit abrupt, just a tad macho, perhaps. But I got used to it, and his character portrayals completely erase any criticism I might make.
It made me laugh out loud several times...character interactions were great. I didn't cry, but I felt sad a couple of times, and there were moments when, if it was a movie, I'd probably have covered my eyes.
Really loved this book! It surprised me because I didn't really expect much of it as I hadn't ever heard of the author or the narrator. But the way the story teased me along little by little, revealing just a little bit of weirdness at a time till it all built into a really awesome climax...it was an extremely satisfying "read."
Engineer, wife, audiobook addict. I live for those books that you just cannot put down.
I listened to this book on a car trip and it did its job of keeping me awake. I was drawn in and captivated by the characters and the pace of the suspense in the early chapters of the book was perfect....but the last quarter of the book had me raising one eyebrow and repeatedly asking "who thought of this?" I will freely admit that I am not a huge Sci-Fy fan. But I liked the way the mystery in the book was introduced and the idea of harmonics appealed to my engineer brain. But...then the book took a departure...a huge leap. A leap that was too far for my head. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone and it really did keep me entertained, it just kind of went off the rails for me toward the end. I would have more appreciated more of the level-headed pace and believable plot over the crazy place the author took us. But, if you need a book to keep you awake on a drive, this should do it.
This is the first Peter Clines book I've read and I probably won't seek him out as one of my favorite authors. He just seemed to leap too far for me.
Ray was a good narrator and the voices he did at the end of the book were great. My biggest complaint is that Veek's voice sounded just like the super's voice and one was supposed to be Indian and the other German I think? Listening to him do the antagonist's voices (trying not to give too much away) at the end was great - although I'm sure it left him with a sore throat.
I pictured Tim as a young Tommy Lee Jones and I pictured Roger as a long-haired and unshaven Bradley Cooper. Aarti Mann would play Veek and Seth Green is actually who I pictured for Nate. I pictured Brittany Snow (with blue hair and an attitude) for Xela.
Good build up to the mystery but the answer just went a step too far for me. I prefer sci-fy that is based a little closer to reality.
I don't know, I didn't read the book.
Either Nate or Tim. Nate because he had charisma and had an ever curious mind. Tim because he was a bad ass!
He really has such a wide range of characters and voices and does them really well.
Interdimensional lovecraft style horror!
One thing I really didn't like about the audiobook is the voices of the 'sqales'. They sounded cheesey and really detracted from the overall experience. I understand that it is hard to always correctly interpret how something goes from print to audio but I think it was done poorly.
I wish the book would have taken off sooner... 2 hours left of the audio before any real action began. And then it still was a quick climax and ending.
This was a great story. It was a tiny bit slow to start, then it unfolded through different stages with lots of interesting ideas and an undertone of suspense. It was very easy to visualise and would make a great mini series in the SF vein of Torchwood or Dr Who.
It was also light and easy to listen to, with the interaction between characters providing lots of wry humour. I liked it and could not put it down towards the end.
only after sufficient time that I have forgotten how the story unfolds and ends! Obviously, part of the 'hook' in this book is the fact that you want to find out what happens next,so if you know what's going to happen, you won't find it as engaging.
They were all pretty interesting but I guess I liked Nate the best. I liked his dead-pan kind of humor. He seemed familiar to me in some way - maybe someone I've met or movie characters I've seen.
He gave each character a different voice (via regional accents, inflections etc) so you could identify each one and which also helped to flesh them out by providing them with additional personality and interest. It helped you to picture the characters and to connect to them as he narrated. He did it in an un self-conscious way, so that the story just rocked along and you were barely aware of his performance.
I finished this book in record time - it was really addictive. The storyline itself seemed quite original - not just sci-fi, not just horror, and not just mystery but a combo of all three. The horror is pretty mild BTW.
Yes. I don't read too much Sci-Fi, but I didn't see that one coming.