A Riveting Listen
His different "voices" were clear without being overdone.
Raiders of the Lost Ark meets X-Files
I listened to this book on my short commute and found myself sitting in the car extra minutes to finish a chapter! It was great!!!
I thought that the ending could have been much better... I almost felt the the writer started writing this book with no clear vision as to where it was going to go, then got backed into a corner when he finally had to reveal what the building was all about, panicked, and created a totally contrived unbelievable ending. Not only was the ending poorly created, the character development of a key character was not flushed out properly, and it just seemed lazy on the part of the author. (It felt as though the author thought it was just easier to kill off said character instead of explain him) This book started out promising, but ended VERY poorly, I felt it was a waste of my time! So my advice is do not waste yours with this book!
The book was somewhat intriguing until you reached the end. I feel the author could have done a much better job reaching the conclusion.
Full of suspense, plot twists and wry humour, and peopled with interesting characters. If you are looking for an absorbing way to spend several hours, 14 is an excellent choice. It's not a particularly deep or meaningful book, but highly enjoyable.
He managed a cast of multiple characters easily, has a lovely voice to listen to, and is good at communicating a sense of humour.
Proud bibliophile! Hist fiction, sci-fi, thriller & mystery. Ray Porter & Phil Gigante are fav narrators often leading me to new great reads
The anticipation and anxiety it produced
He totally sounded like how I would picture the main character sounding
living life and happy about it
No because the ending is weak.
The first 3/4s of this book were very compelling and the mystery moved the book along very well.
No. But I liked his performance very much. He made each character very unique.
BEST - Main protagaonists were interesting people with good back stories.
LEAST - unsatisfactory explanations of the "other world" in general.
It seemed he used an Indian accent for multiple characters - and one wasn't Indian....However, his use of voice differences and accents made the story flow easy.
Since this was the 3rd sci fi type book I read/listened to mentioning Nikola Tesla - I looked up his life story and learned something about the evolution of the use of electricity beyond the basic fact that he worked for Edison and Westinghouse in various capacities.
It's an intriguing puzzle that keeps delivering new twists and turns. Each new discovery raises more questions, though the author ultimately builds a compelling "mythology" and moves to an action-packed conclusion.
It's a little like the TV series "Lost" and a little like Dean Koontz the way it offers a big and seemingly impossible puzzle for characters to solve.
I had not, but he does a great job with many characters here.
Yes, it's too long for that, but it would be great for a long drive to be sure.
An excellent overall book that's really worth a listen if you have an appreciation for horror and science fiction.
Big, green, cockroaches.
I listened to this book in less than a week. I found myself doing tasks that would allow me to have time to listen and not be distracted.
I was a little leery of getting this book because it is included in the horror catagory. I'm not sure what I was thinking but, it was along the lines of "Saw" or some other slasher movie. Turns out, it was very much like a Dean Koontz. Kinda weird, a conspiracy, and creepy stuff. I loved it! Very glad I risked it.
I normally do not care to post a negative review, but I wish I had read one before listening to 14. This book was suggested by my interest in Historical Fiction. 14 could not be further from Historical Fiction. This is the first Syfy book I have ever read, and likely will be the last. I cannot even wrap my mind around the story line. There is so much bad about this story, I hardly know where to start. Wiki is a credible source? Squales? One dimensional characters? Over focus on characters and events that are of no value to the rest of the story? I wish I had been better warned,