The book stretched the willful suspension of disbelief beyond the bounds set within the parameters of the book. I also disliked the unnecessary profanity that didn't advance the plot or help to understand the characters. When a writer's expressive capacity is limited to monosylabic junior high language it says something either about the quality of the writer or about the writer's estimation of just how low the readers' vocabulary capacity is.
This is the first book I have listened to by Peter Clines. I will definitely be listening/reading more of his in the future.
Couldn't make my commute to work without audible! I finally found the perfect perfect way of always having an audiobook at hand! Can't wait to explore new genres and expand my book knowledge even more!
The story overall was engaging from the very beginning. You knew something was amiss and couldn't wait to hear more. I have never listened to any audioboo in th sci-fi genre and I am glad this was my first one because it wasnt overly unbelievable science fiction. The mystery itself was very engaging and exciting. The narrator was difficult to adjust to at first and even throughout the book it was annoying how his accent or tone of voice would change from his regular narration voice. He seemed to be going out of his way to overenunceate. I wouldn't let this stop anyone from buying this book as the story is good enough on its own to be able to not really hear these small annoyances.
This audible book was hard to put down. The story was fresh. The characters were interesting and their relationships realistic. One of my top listens of all time.
The story twisted and turned in unpredictable but logical ways.
I had feelings about all of the characters and bought into their relationships. I was sad to have to leave them when the book ended.
I listen on my long commute to work.
I listened to this story on my two hour commute to work. I was constantly laughing because some parts were really funny (sarcasm kind of funny). I looked like a crazed driver but I enjoyed this story very much. Great work Peter Clines, I want a second book to continue the story.
I liked the development of Nate, he found himself as the story developed. He grew as a character in the story.
Did not read the book.
Great character interaction and dialog on the roof for Friday sunsets and in general. Not only did you feel that you knew that characters but that they were real with real dialog.
After getting used to his speech patterns the voices became very distinct.
Lot's of fun and full of suspense. Typically I use audio books to fill the gap while I drive to and from work but this story had me hooked and I found myself listening while not in my car. Spent a day at the beach just kicking back and listening while the kids played.
I can't remember the last time I've read a new (to me, anyway) author and had such a positive reaction to it. I hope he keeps writing this kind of novel, because it has everything I look for in a book: mystery...suspense...great character development and keeps you on the edge of your seat with a new and novel (no pun intended) premise. More!!!
Worth your money. I love modern day fantasies that find the unexpected lurking in the ordinary.
A group of young people find mystery, friendship, Romance and a nice little paranormal adventure in their old apartment building. You can trust this author to bring your heros to a great ending.
First of all, the narrator reads very fast, I had to change the audiobook setting on my ipod to slow - it made the voices a little distorted, but at least the rhythm was more normal then.
The book was original and grabbed my interest toward the very end, but I don't know if it was worth it because of how long it took to even start to get to the interesting part, even then, events unfolded very slowly.
Yes. A surprise to the end.
He read it well, I like the discipline of being read to. I stops me speed reading the exciting parts.