It was not my genre for sure, I just couldn't stop reading it because I had to know how it ended... but it got way to sci fi for me.
No, not necessarily but I am not a Sci Fi fan anyway.
I did like the narration, it was easy to tell the characters apart even without being told who was who. And his girl voice wasn't super annoying like most of the male narrators.
Yes. I can't imagine who the stars would be...
I think any sci fi fan or someone looking to read something wildly different would enjoy this. It is well written and the characters are great. I just really don't like Sci Fi for some reason...
14 is a really enjoyable book, principally because of the wonderful variety of characters, and the great story development. The book starts as a "small" story about a single character, and gradually expands to something MUCH bigger. The funny thing is that although it takes its time unfolding the plot, the book's excellent character development makes the entire process highly enjoyable.
Yes. The performance is great, and gives every character a distinct voice and deeper characteristics.
The book is full of memorable moments, and brims with creativity.
The clear voice and reading, and the different tones for each character.
Yes, definitely .
The story is amazing, never boring and well paced. The story, dialogue and characters are great. Lots and lots of creative new ideas, and guaranteed many "oh, snap" moments.
The narrator was amazing
Veek - smart, funny. Tim - not a publisher.....
his voices were AMAZING - and the flow of his reading is spot on - you forget your being read to and think you are listening to different people
yes - but too long
This book was a surprise. If not for the reviews, I agree that I would not have selected it for a credit. But, WOW! Porter did a superb job of voicing each character--tone, accent, timing. All made for a riveting listen. The story seemed to move slowly at times, but all the pieces fit together for a surprise ending. Surprised all around, I gues--unexpected great choice, unexpected great reading by Porter, unexpected events and endings. Don't be afraid to read this!
This was a good story ala Stephen King, and a great performance by the narrator Ray Porter. I would have given the story a higher rating of 4 starts if so much of it didn't actually remind me of King's Gunslinger series or even some others. The story was well written and kept me engaged the whole time, so it is worth the entertainment value.
Probably not. Most of my friends aren't big Sci-Fi fans. (I'm not either, and thought I was downloading a mystery!)
Great voices. Nicely done.
this book was chock full of good ideas: mysterious doors that lead to nowhere, hidden passages, interdimensional travel, etc. etc. all stuff I like. There was a nod to H.P. Lovecraft which I thought was cool. Lots of rferences to 1980s pop culture. (Scoobydoo comes up often) which I also like. Unfortunately, all the good ideas amout to a merely good listen, where it could hacve been much better.
All the characters were just sketches, we don't get to know any of them in any depth, rather like a cartoon. All the neighbours get together to solve a mystery, in a Scooby kinda way, they all are too friendly too soon, it just didn't feel real (inasmuch as a story of this kind can feel real) If you can forgive those things, then this is a good book. nothing really heavy, didn't have to worry about missing anything if you phase out for a minute in traffic. Not bad, not great. Should have been better.
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
I bought this on the recent sale and decided that I might try a new author. This story is intense and very good. I'd love to have some of my other family members read it, but I'd be embarrassed to recommend it because of the language. I probably shouldn't have even finished the book but the story was compelling enough that I felt I had to. I didn't see any negative reviews when I looked the first time and everyone just raved. This book is replete with f-bombs. It is their expletive of choice in this book. Also, there is a very brief sex scene. It was short enough that by the time that they got their clothes off and I tried to skip I went way past it. Backed up enough to hear it anyway. If it bothers you give them about 1 minute and it is over. Overall I have really mixed feelings about it. Loved the story, but hated the language and the brief scene of "comforting".