I love books because they transport me to the real past or imagined future. I don't have time for T.V.
I enjoyed the first part of the book, up until the story changed (don't want to give too much info). Then it was like it was a sci-fi book. I suppose it's a "good" sci-fi book but my brain had a hard time wrapping around the one-eighty of the direction of the story. I guess I wasn't thinking the story was going to go where it did. It was hard to reconcile the two "halves". I'm not saying anything negative. You will just have to take a chance on the book. It was.....different. Great narration, nice and long listen.
The narration was awesome. Ray Porter has become one of my all time favorites. All his voices had distinct personalities and were totally believable. Even the women.
I would compare 14 to the writings of Dean Koontz. In fact, I have several favorites of Koontz that Peter Clines is now in line with.
Pretty much everything. In fact, this is the first audio book that I couldn't get out of my mind because of his excellent reading and to which I turned around a week later and listened to the entire book again.
This book really gets you going into a adventure that you want so badly to be real. The mystery is there, the suspense is there.
This book reminds me of the LOST TV show. Season 1 it starts off awesome and you want more. You get to the hatch and you are so bewildered and amazed you don't know what to think. But finally you get to the ending and you are left with a bit of why did it go that way.
Nonetheless I liked it a lot and I have added Peter Clines to my author list. I can't wait to read more and I would love to know of more books like this.
I laughed, I gasped, I yelled...I recommend! This book was so intriguing on every level. The story was amazing with twists and turns everywhere. There was mystery, intrigue, great characters, and perfect narration. I was so grateful that I had traveling to do this week so I had lots of time to listen. I plowed through this book and plan to listen again soon.
I ordered this book on the strength of other positive reviews, and I'm glad I did. The story is unusual and fun - not deep, but enjoyable. The character development really carries the story along, and the narrator does an excellent job with the different personalities and voices. Definelty recommend it to listeners who enjoy a bit of fantasy/science fiction with some interesting real life characters. A very imaginative tale.
This book was a real treat! I listened to the whole thing in just a few days trying to find moments when I could listen and enjoy it 100%.
Rich charters and a mystery that is akin to "Lost" before the show went haywire. I found it very exciting and if I listened to it while doing data entry I would go back and repeat that chapter at home so I could enjoy every detail.
A real Find, I am looking forward to anything more from this author.
P.S. A standing ovation to the Narrator. A stunning performance Sir. Much Enjoyed!
I bought this book on a whim. This book was riveting, enthralling, and engaging beyond my expectation. I have not had a read this good in years.
Long story short, a guy moves into an apartment building and notices some very odd going ons and attempts to investigate along with a few other tenants.
I was on the "edge of my seat" with anticipation while reading this. One thing that didn't quite live up to the build up while reading was what they discovered on the journey that began in the basement. That had the potential to be huge and it k.i.n.d of was but just a very different outcome that I would have guessed with the secrecy surrounding so much of the building.
The imagination was just genius in this story telling.
I would definitely recommend.
This story had me from the start. It gets quite bizarre at the end, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. The narrator does a great job with the different accents, but I swear I think I can hear his stomach grumbling towards the end. Either way - good listen.
Yes, it was beautifully acted (I won't even say narrated, as the voices were perfect), and it took such an unexpected twist, I'm sure I missed some of the subtleties through racing through it as fast as I could.
When the first big reveal came, to be honest, I groaned. I thought it had taken a Steven King-like path and gone off the rails (see "It"). But once I got used to the idea, the whole thing came together in a fascinating cinematic way that kept me right until the last page.
Absolutely brought the characters to life.