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.
After reading some of the excellent reviews that Peter Clines has received for 14, I purchased the audio version. I quickly realized that the plethora of shining reviews I had come across were in no way exaggerative. The believable characters and setting and realistic dialogue serve to form an extremely immersive reading experience. Each character brings their own background, expertise and perspective to the situations they find themselves in. Clines has cleverly used these to help the characters explain seemingly complicated concepts to the reader which arise throughout the story in an easily relatable manner.
This is a very well thought-out book which is littered with plenty of "WOW" moments and lots of unexpected and unpredictable twists and turns to keep the reader on his/her toes. I found myself spending hours after hitting the pause button trying to predict the meaning behind certain phenomenon or visualizing a new concept which had been introduced. Even though I usually only listen to audio books while driving, I now have to catch up on the hours I spent listening to "14" on my ipod while I was supposed to be working! (don't tell my boss).
If "14" was half as fun to write as is was to read, then I want Clines' job! I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends and be on the lookout for future Peter Clines book releases.
This book was a huge disappointment. The plot lacked interest. The story moved at a very s l o w pace and the characters were predictable and one dimensional. I would not recommend precious credits on this ... sorry.
Wow! Kept me intrigued from the second chapter - and just got better from there! The book was great - and I think it would make an even better movie (first time I thought that about a book) - but I would go see the movie, too!
no this book doesn't have deep Characterization or emotional story.
But what it does do is keep you interested from start to finish, providing pure entertainment and fun. The mystery involving the building will keep you engaged and never bored.
and man does this mystery thriller deliver, some of the stuff that happens i mean wow just wow
ill just leave it at that. buy it. its worth one credit.
i saved a drab colored lizard who thrashed desperately in your makeshift bird bath this morning, around eight. he was beneath your notice.
When I was a young juvenile delinquent, I used to break into buildings. Some were abandoned houses, others were businesses (abandoned or not), and still others were structures of unknown use (a friend of mine and I stumbled upon a bizarre underground bunker once). I didn't damage anything and wasn't a thief, but I really desperately wanted a place to explore.
Cline's '14' describes the building I always dreamt of finding. The apartments aren't even close to uniform, there's a door with 4 padlocks on it and another that isn't really a door at all. The basement seems to have a hidden room with a staircase going *further down* and the machine room on top of the building is way too large to operate the single elevator (which isn't working). All the neighbors seem slightly damaged, but most of them are friendly. Most of them...
As Nate, the main character, explores the building and starts uncovering some of the secrets, the questions only get more interesting.
Ray Porter brought this book to technicolor brilliance. Both the general narration and the dialog were done to perfection. Highly, highly recommended.
This story kept me interested from the first word to the last. I listened weekdays to and from work in the car. I actually drove slower to enjoy more book!
Ray Power is definitely one of the best narrators I have heard to date- and I've listened to MANY books.
Suspense, horror, comedy, tragedy...there was even someone in cowboy boots! Nice touches with the historical references and modern cult references. I don't want to ruin the book for people because it is fun and suspenseful and part of that 'on the edge of your seat' shouldn't be ruined in a review.
There were a few times I thought the book was done, then realized we were still going on! Not once did I feel the author had short-changed the audience. My only criticism would be the primary male character development. All the other 'influential' characters I really felt I understood but I didn't feel the main character as I did most of the others.Overall this was real entertainment and I'm going to recommend it to my friends.
Very good read. I love the characters, but the ending left me wanting more. Mr Clines let's go for a sequel and see what is behind the next door.
The story concept was unique and facinating. From the move-in scenes near the beginning, the questions start piling up. The answers were unexpected, especially the reveal about apartment 14. I love steampunk anyhow and pulling in elements of historical figures like Tesla was a brilliant move.
The discovery of the power room and its energy source, a vivid mental picture.The reveal of the wood paneled apartment as a "control room".
Never listened to Ray before this book but I'll be looking for him now. He did a wonderful job.
I wasn't as impressed with the alternate dimension scenes. It was ok, and of course was intended to be spectacular, but this was the only place where my suspension of disbelief collapsed. It was just a little bit silly in my opinion. Had a hard time taking it very seriously. Perhaps it would play better in a good sci-fi movie interpretation.