First and foremost: I promise not to ruin the mystery by reviewing this book. As such, I won't really mention the plot (not that I do often in my reviews because I take it for granted that anyone reading my review who would like to know about the plot can easily find a synopsis).
I listened to the audiobook version of this book and I picked it up solely on the weight of recommendations by listeners on Audible. I'm so glad I did. I would never have listened to this book based on the synopsis; it just doesn't sound like a 'me' type of book. Even now, after having listened to the book and loved it, the synopsis just doesn't do anything for me, and it certainly doesn't do any justice to the book.
The book centers on Nate Tucker and an apartment building in Los Angeles that is full of oddness. And it just gets better from there. A lot of reviewers draw comparisons between this book and the tv series LOST due to the myriad mysteries to be unraveled. I can see where they're coming from, but I actually enjoyed this book unlike LOST after season 1. And yes, some of the plot points are far-fetched and a few are a bit tired. So while none of this book is really new territory, the story was a wonderful exercise in immersion. If you want a novel that will absorb you in the story and maybe creep you out a bit, this is the book for you. Give it a chance.
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!