Yes it was a good fun engaging story with a great fun mystery. Unfortunately I find the character development to be "thin"...and it was mainly an action story telling of events.
Towards the end the author seemed to run out of ideas and the story went a bit "silly". I thought that towards the end he tried to leverage off Stephen King's"The Gunslinger"...but Peter Clines story telling and character development are no where near Stephen Kings skills and ability.
Probably not. The story was fun, but I prefer an author with a bit more depth and character development rather than a thin action mystery story.
Excellent narration. He made a mediocre book come alive. Well done!
Read more Stephen King!
Yes, it was so chock full of good plot I know I missed some things!
Tim--the mystery of him was never revealed
don't be scared by the genre, I enjoyed this book thoroughly and I don't normally read the horror genre. I think it appeals to everyone.
It is a story full of little mysteries that make you increasingly curious page after page.
I think that the catching moment is when Veek takes Nate outside to show him that the building is not conected to the electrical system of the city.
My favorite scene is when Nate starts to peel of the paint of his apartment's wall to discover hidden messages.
The narrator was very efficient making diferent voices for diferent characters.
How it kept you listening.
The Indian girl and loved the way all the characters sounded different and how well the reader did with giving them their own personality.
Tell us about yourself!
A nice book that is not set up to be multiple sequels. It was fun to listen too and I found myself hoping I would get stuck in traffic so I could listen longer. The plot did go towards the extreme at the end, but there was no way to predict or see what was coming. The characters were fun and diverse, but the author did not go into boring background historys of all of them like some do. Fresh and fun - worth a listen!
A business professional with a voracious reading habit. My favorites are crime dramas and sci-fi/fantasy, but the occasional romance or history read is great too.
Imaginative, interesting, odd
The secrets in the walls.
He is a good narrator. A little odd with the voices he tries to portray, but still keeps the story moving along well.
I do not want to spoil anything.
Long story, kind of odd (but I like that). Plenty of turns and blind corners.
The end, really?
The whole journey of relationships and investigation is great. The link to Tesla etc. good.
The summation after the event, of the characters was excellent.
He did a superb job!
Good humor too
Interesting and keeps you listening
This is an interesting story -- I'm not sure I've ever read anything like it. It has elements of steampunk, but it isn't steampunk. It has elements of horror, but it isn't that either. I guess you could call it a mystery story with a really different ending.
It fulfilled one of my criteria, which is to not be predictable. This story starts out in one place and meanders into a different place altogether. I like the surprises. The characters were well done and interesting. The climax was a little confusing -- Clines doesn't describe things in too much detail in that part, instead leaving it up to your imagination to fill in the pictures.
The performance was fine. If I don't really notice the performance and only hear the story, then I think the talent has done a good job, and that's how I felt here.
I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
I thought this book was a thriller. I thought something scary was happening in an apartment and/or an entire apartment building. I had insomnia one night and thought this would be an excellent way to spend a sleepless night: listening to a thriller.
It started out slowly, but I remembered the reviews, the description and the sample I listened to, so I kept listening . . . and listening . . . and listening to the most boring book I ever suffered through!!
I kept waiting for the excitement!! I kept waiting for the thrill!! I kept waiting for the scary part!! I kept waiting period. If it hadn't been for the insomnia, I would have stopped listening quite early.
The reader was good, but the story kept getting longer and longer and longer. When finally the reason for the plot was revealed, I couldn't believe it!! I am not a science fiction fan per se, although I have enjoyed some sci-fi tv shows and movies. I am not THIS type of sci-fi fan and therefore I did not like the book at all!!
If you're a true-blue-all-the-way sci-fi fan, you'll probably enjoy this. If you're not, if you're a pure thriller fan, seek other books!! This is not worth a true thriller fan's time or worth a single credit!! So beware!!
Unusual, not to unbelievable, just a hint of possibility
Good trumps Evil
ALL OF THEM
WAR OF THE WORLDS