I'm about halfway through. The story is great so far--believable characters, interesting mysteries. But the real surprise is Ray Porter's narration. So often, a poor narrator can ruin even a fantastic story. This is the opposite of that. Porter brings the characters to life with pitch-perfect, easily identifiable voices. Absolutely top notch.
Thought this was going to be an interesting mystery story, turned a little too sci-fi for my taste, unfortunately stuck with it way too long, finally skipped to the end just to finish, since i had purchased it.
I'd say it ranks about top 20.
This is such a spoiler question. I'll avoid it.
Ray Porter is a master storyteller. Perfect accents and touches to differentiate the voices. You could completely tell a character's personality by their voice.
Not particularly. The book was interesting, it didn't really seem to be going for "moving".
The narrator is great, the story is top notch and interesting. If I had to find a negative spot is that they have a great story all by itself, and they tack on a connection to an old horror fantasy cliche. It was unnecessary and cheapened a pretty good story.
I loved this book. It was a great combination of mystery, science fiction, and horror. I'd recommend this book to anyone that likes any of the three.
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The first part of the book was a page turner. Really interesting sci-fi. The last 1/3 kind of started dragging a bit, but still a good ending.
14 is one of those audiobooks that I purchased mostly because of the large number of 4 and 5 star ratings, and I was not disappointed. I had just finished the book when the list of Best Audiobooks Of The Year came out and was not at all surprised to see that 14 topped the Science Fiction class.
The story is just quirky enough without being silly. There was no way to predict where the author was going to lead us, which I found very refreshing. I thoroughly enjoyed the numerous Scooby Doo and other funny pop culture references. There is humor, horror, sci-fi and steampunk all rolled into one delicious package.
I was already a fan of Ray Porter, and he did not disappoint here. He delivered another terrific performance, bringing life to each the characters.
I recommend this book to anybody who is ready for something unique and fun.
Yes. At the beginning of the story, I thought that Ray Porter was talking too fast. Maybe because I had just finished listening to anohter story and the narration styles were completely different. Ray Porter did an excellent job with accents and gender.
Further in the story, I realized that it was a bit science fiction and I really don't care for science fiction, but overall, it was a great book. I had the very ending figured out half way through, but the story still kept me in suspense throughout the book.
when two of the main characters finally hooked up (chick thing, I know).
If I could have, but it was rather way too long. I usually listen at the gym and it's an hour at a time.
Great read/listen. Will there be a sequel? If so, I want it!
Its been my favorite book to listen to. i could listed to it over and over.
I haven't listened to any other
Ray Porter book but i would LOVE to. there were so many different characters in the book but each one was easy to follow. either by their nationality or age or gender. they all made sense and were a joy to listen to!
A fantastic book, filled with mysteries and a payoff that doesn't let the reader down. Natural dialogue and engaging characters complement a plot that has its roots in Lovecraft but keeps its own character and vision. A surprising and radically enjoyable listen.
Porter's narration is enjoyable to listen to, with strong characterisation that pulls you in to the story rather than keeping you aware of the medium.
The book was compelling. I was finding excuses to drive places so that I could listen to it without feeling guilty.
It would be hard to imagine someone not enjoying this.
This book was simply written yet became so deep over time. Had a tad of a slow start, but got weird just in time. Having read so many books it has become hard to surprise me, this book pulled it off.
Couldn't even say without spoilers. The book had plenty.
I did not notice anything strange and believe me when I do the book is toast. Too many readers hang or have a rasp and I just end up concentrating on their mistakes. Ray is an upper level reader. He delivers a story with out compromise.
How close the tenants became thought out the story even though they had nothing in common except living in the same building.
You won't be sorry on this one!