I hadn't read the print version, but the audio was amazing. I felt like I was in the story.
I liked it when they first started finding the clues in each apartment and starting collaborating to link them all together.
When they opened the door to room 14.
Sometimes secrets are better left alone.
This book was amazing from cover to finish. The narrator couldn't have been a better pick. He was so talented with the way he could switch to all the different character voices and he gave everyone a personality that you could really feel come to life. This book had it all ,mystery, suspense, sci-fi, love, and some history even thrown in there. There was absolutely never a dull moment and I found myself not being able to stop listening. There are so many secrets and so many twists and turns and each page takes you farther and farther down the rabbit hole. This is a book you do not want to miss!
Say something about yourself!
14 was a bit creepy, kind of spooky, but definitely fun. The strange stories draw you in, and the colorful characters make it an enjoyable journey.
I always enjoy audiobooks more.
I really liked the characters and the little family that they built together.
Entering the basement.
It took me about a week.
I really enjoyed this book. It kept my attention and was full of surprises. A good book for adventure and sci-fi lovers.
An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
I liked the way it built the friendships first and then the horror took over.
The suspense. I didn't know what the story was about for so long. I kept guessing, ghosts, aliens, minute world, insect world, etc. The payoff when you discover what is really going on, is truly amazing. Great book!
I think I liked Veek the best, she was smart and wry and very loyal.
Sometimes things are too good to be true for a reason...
Loved this book. The narrator was good but not great. He has potential and I think he will continue to do better.
Strange, Exciting, Confusing
I laughed more than cried. But did both. Some of the characters were so funny. The story was sometimes hard to follow but it kept me wanting more information. I wanted to be there with the people to see for myself.
I may read again because I know I missed many things that probably were key.
I don't know if I'd listen to it again, because the best part of the book is the mysteries. Once you know them, the book probably wouldn't be as fun to listen to again.
I think I liked Veek the best, followed closely by Tim.
I haven't heard him before, but he did an excellent job with the various character accents and personalities. The 'villian' from the end's voice is a bit cheesy, but whaddyagonnado?
I got a little jerky at the end waiting for the big conclusion.
A great read! As some have commented, most of the book has a very 'Lost' feel. The ending gets a little bit goofy in my opinion, but overall still satisfying and worth reading. Thanks!
The voice actor in this production is solid, the characters become unique early and the voices consistently distinguish between individual characters and for the most part have a variety of differences in their moods that draw you deep into the story. There were a few times where the voice and emotion didn't seem to match up as he transitions between characters, but it is rare and only a minor distraction. Overall Ray Porter is a great narrator and adds to the production very well, especially towards the end.
This book was an interesting approach to the Cthulhu Mythos in both trying to make it relevant for new generation with the author's writing style keeping it modern in its approach and its explanation of the Great Old Ones. The characters were interesting and had depth that made you appreciate getting to know them, the setting was perfect as it is set in a rundown old Hollywood building and the imagery it uses makes it very easy to relate to any major city you may have lived in if you've never been.
The only place I felt this book failed was its length, I feel that if the author had taken a bit more time to get more descriptive and draw you into the little details while painting a bigger picture of the surroundings, it would have made it a bit more Lovecraftian and made a few of the situations a bit more impact-full as well as not leaving you with a few questions that don't get answered; but this is just nitpicking as the story is rich with characters and setting and the story never feels predictable.
Overall I'm glad I spent the credit and I recommend you check it out if you are looking for some old-school horror with new-world dressings.