I haven't read the print version, but the reader here nailed the characters and narration right smack dab in the bulls eye ring from across the room he is so good! So I would think that the audio version is better, yes.
The way this story feels like you are peeling an onion, you keep pulling back layer after layer and you keep finding more good stuff. This story keeps taking twists and turns and you just never know what really is going on until the end. I mean this in a very good way, you keep guessing, knowing that it's one particular situation, that you have figured it out because you are so smart and then WRONG! He tosses another curve ball hand grenade in the mix and just blew yet another theory out of the water! Awesome!!!
Sheesh, what didn't Ray Porter bring to the book! Naturally he totally had all of the characters down, cold, and kept them even and succinct throughout the story. There was never a time that one character sounded like another or didn't sound like themselves. However, the cadence of the book was set and kept by Porter, like a coxswain driving a boat Porter kept the story driving forward.
I didn't start with that conscious thought in mind, and I didn't listen to it in one sitting, but I can say that once I got into the book I had a hard time putting it down.
This book is great, I loved it, it reminded me a little of another favorite the Monster Hunter series (Not sure if I can mention other titles like that, editor please remove if that is bad). I have read other stories by Peter Clines and they all have been good!
I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.
It read like a treasure map. The narrator took me from one exciting point to the next and I was addicted. SciFi yes; but, it was so expertly written and narrated that I easily overlooked that fact.
I can't release any information without first offering a -spoiler alert-. Therefore, I politely recommend you add this to your library post haste. It was such an addicting story that I not only listened to it during my normal work commute but I had to keep listening for hours when I was home for the day. I even had my ear buds in during my daughter's soccer game, that's how phenomenal this story was. I couldn't wait to learn the next surprise and the next and the next.
This book was not typical or average. The concept was unique and clever which made the story thought provoking as well as entertaining. The pace was just right as it kept your interest and you never thought you knew what was going to happen next.
The characters are likeable. The story started out slow, and then twisted into something out of this world.
I was never a fan of this genre, and it did not convert me. I would not knowingly look for another book that screamed sci-fi.
I liked his performance. It is one of the aspects of this Audible that kept me listening.
I liked the characters, and I certainly see the building giving enough material for another story. I just don't think the author could pull it off, and make me want to give it my attention.
Mystery sci-fi thriller
What starts out as a mystery to be solved morphs into a sci-fi doomsday thriller a la Dune. I am not usually a sci-fi kinda gal but this twist was acceptable. I was intrigued by the constant twists and turns. The characters were all pretty well developed.
Didn't want to put my ipod down. This book kept me entertained and I will
definitly try the other books.
YES! I couldnt stop listening - and the plot took turns I did not expect
NO, but I look for his name now! He was AMAZING! I was able to sink in and get absorbed in the story- without losing the characters. Intonations, Voices and Accents were there, and just made the story so GRIPPING! At the beginning of the story - I thought, wow, this is well narrated.....eventually, I got so lost in the story, that I forgot it was even being READ....which is the point, right? AMAZING! I ended the story wanting more!
When the "gang" all started coming together......
I love the story......I love the narration.....I love the writer......THIS BOOK ROCKS.......THIS AUTHOR ROCKS......have and will continue to purchase anything Peter Clines writes.....immediately after finishing listening to the book twice I dived into the world wide web to see if there was anything else out there from Mr. Clines.......found his other books and bought them and have listened to them several times......and found a new genre that I enjoy!!!!!!!
I loved Nate Tucker.......the newest great American hero!!!!!!
The whole book had me on the edge of my seat!!!!!
LOVE.......RECOMMEND.......INSIST YOU LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!!!!!
I really liked "Ghost in the Wires" read by Mr. Porter. After this book, he is by far my favorite.
The story grabs you from the beginning and he brings to life all the different characters. It's amazing how he makes each character unique through his different voices.
Just get this. You will not be disappointed!!
Nicely tall and intelligently open-minded
I enjoyed this listen a great deal and at times it reminded me of the Tales from the City by Amistead Maupin, especially in regards of the group of tenants. You get so involved with the characters that you wish you could be among them and participate in their quest. Having this said, the turn into the "twilight zone" was a bit too unbelievable and I'm not a big fan of aliens turning into unidentifiable organisms (won't go into details to not spoil the effect to future listeners).
Through his performance and especially his incredible ability to switch between the different characters/dialects in nano seconds, the narrator made this book come alive. Excellent performance and I have already added a few other books narrated by Ray Porter to my wish list.
A sequel would be interesting.