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.
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.
Something Different, Man.
Can't think of any. Others have referenced the TV show Lost. That is probably the closest.
First time. I had no complaints. Good job differentiating the characters.
If you are tired or bored of the same old genres, give this book a listen. It is not the best book I have heard, but I am grateful to Peter Clines for being there when I was pulling my hair out trying to listen to Robin Hobb's Ship of Magic.
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.
Well paced with a surprise around every corner. A riveting story. Great characters unravel the mystery piece by piece and you're never quite sure where it's going. Excellent performance by Ray Porter. If you're a Dean Koontz fan, 14 will remind you very much of his style of slowly revealing the darkness at the heart of the story. A thoroughly enjoyable story start to finish.
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.
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.