The story became too unbelievable towards the end and the dialogue was atrocious. Too much sarcasm was incorporated into scenes that didn't need it. It made the story sequences that should have been intense, terrifying, or dramatic seem silly.
The narrator's voice was too deep and he couldn't convincingly portray the various characters in the book. It as an awkward and disbelieving read.
Not a recommended buy.
Even though I am not a big fan of science fiction this book is so well constructed and performed, that I would recommend it to anyone. I found myself at first thinking that the plot was totally outrageous and entirely unbelievable, but in the end I just admired the book for the shear imagination of the author.
Ray Porter gave one of the best performances to which I have ever listened.
Maybe in a year or two. Too many other books to listen to.
Learning the houses secret. Wild shift in plot.
This book kept me interested and on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed all of the characters, and the narration.
Ph.D. Psychologist and Coach
I never read books of this genre but was intrigued by the positive reviews I read on audible. The story, narration and characters exceeded my expectations. I couldn't turn off my ipod and listened late into the night. This story would make a great movie and I hope it hits the big screen sometime. I appreciated the humorous dialogue and the interesting range of characters. The narrator does a great job of giving consistent, unique voices to each character.
This book is not my usual type of book. When I purchased it, I thought it was a straight forward mystery. but I found it has a sci fi twist. I am not usually a sci fi reader, but the premise of this book was intriguing and kept me listening. Usually I am doing some type of light work while I am listening, housework, etc, but 14 was so interesting that at times I just stopped work and sat down to listen.
Yes I would. I don't have time to sit and read a book. The only difficult thing I found about this one was I got sucked in and found my self sitting there with my mouth open or gasping. Ray Porter did a FANTASTIC job at narrating.
I'm going to have to say Veek. She reminded me of myself. Her sass and dry humor. Although what caught my attention at first was Nate's character. He was/is like me. Hates his job, no money in the bank and no plans for the future. I was routing the whole time for Veek and Nate work together. Don't want to give too much away
This was my first time listening to Ray Porter. If any of his other performances are like this one, I'm in!
Funny you say that....I was thinking, wow this can be a really good movie. The tag line would be "Sometimes the things behind closed doors are better left that way."
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Kept me on my toes the entire time. Found myself gasping and yelling NO or even crying at moments. I'm glad I read some of this reviews, it was the best choice I made. Bravo Peter Clines, bravo!
14 is a fun book and a worthwhile listen. It might have been a deeper and more powerful book but many questions are not explored and the conclusion is rather swift and sketchy, That's why I left off the 5th star.
But it is enjoyable, light-hearted (for a supernatural thriller) and good-natured.
Worth a listen., especially if you are looking for escape and you don't want to slog through a 30 hour fantasy novel.
I would say it was 3.5 to 4.0 range.
I am not a big scifi fan but the narrartor really helped build the suspense. It was a little out there but most scifi stories are.
He really made the book for me.
I found this to be a slow moving book with interesting ideas that never really lit up with excitement or suspense until the very end. By that time, I was only finishing the book out of stubborness. The narrator definitely had a challenge portraying under-achievers as lively or interesting. OK listen. Not work the 4.2 rating.