i never heard of Peter Clines, so I also bought this book purely on the reviews. First let me say that the story is good. It is really, really good. It doesnt drag and just when you think it's over - it keeps going.
Second is the narrator. Ray Porter MAKES this story go from really good to awesome. Sometimes I forget he is doing every voice. He nails every voice...for example, when the female indian character is being sarcastic (which she is a lot), you can FEEL the drip in the narrators voice that she is ooozing. He's THAT good!
i just finished GONE GIRL (which I totally recommend) and was hoping I could find a book that:
1) i knew nothing about the story
2) would keep my interest from cover to cover
....this story did both - BRAVO!
nope - but i do plan on searching out what else he's recorded.
btw - the only narrator I would compare him to is Jim Dale who recorded the Harry Potter series (again, amazing!!!!)
It was a good old fashion monster movie with a modern dialog. If you want something that will keep your attention while bonding to the characters, this book delivers.
It had to be when they turned on the control panel in the control room. We were no longer in Kansas anymore.
Fighting the squails, and its hordes was intense. I found myself re-listening to some of it so I would not miss a single part of it.
Kept me wanting more until the end.
It was a good clean book. There was only one part that had a little sex. It should be harmless enough for younger readers. I'm recommending it to my son.
maybe. It was interesting to listen to the different characters voices.
Finding the things on wall and trying not to get caught.
The wonderful voices that really seemed to be different voices of real people.
I laughed and was scared a few times.
Great entertainment while I was painting a room.
Set in modern day Los Angeles, it quickly moves to a mystery as the tenant of a new apartment tries to uncover the historical/archaeological oddities of the turn-of-the-century building where he's just taken up residence.
This is an enjoyable listen with steampunk and (admittedly) HP Lovecraft overtones.
This was my first Peter Clines book and I have to thank Audible for the recommendation, without which I never would have heard of it.
Clines wastes no time and throws you in the story from the very beginning. Not to give anything away (because A Lot goes on), you should get this book right now, but only start it when you have a couple of free days because I absolutely had the audio equivalent of "I couldn't put this book down." When I wasn't listening to it, I was thinking about it, trying to find ways to secretly listen at my job without getting fired for it.
Bonus: As I neared the end, I found the Peter Clines page on Facebook and posted that I was really digging the book - and a few minutes later he answered me! Yeah, I'm still a sucker for that kind of thing, and it made a great reading experience that much better. So Peter, for that I thank you.
14 is exciting and well crafted, with interesting characters - and the story doesn't unfold gently before you: it grabs you by the wrist and drags you through through a burning building. Prepare to be fully engulfed!
This is one of the best books I have read all year. It is a really good mystery, wrapped in Science Fiction.
The writing was excellent, as was the narrator. I have listened to this book 3 times, I just can't get enough of it.
I loved all the main players, every one was unique, and brought something special to the story.
The total unexpectedness of the reason for the building's creepiness. And the characters were great - very believable.
He did a good job with the different voices -- especially Veek (sp?) and one voice in particular toward the end of the book. I don't want to give it away - but it's very scary.
I read this while driving to work, and at times I was so wrapped up in the story that it's lucky I didn't get into an accident. I couldn't wait to get in my car after work just to continue the story.
I'm an avid reader but when driving or exercising, listening to a great book and a great performance makes time fly!
This was a fun book...a good escape. Adventures and alternate universes and Nicola Tesla-built machines and beers on the roof deck. Light and fun.
Nate, the main character, is a fun guy; likable.
This was a fun book; an easy listen.
Ray Porter, the narrator of 14, makes it so much fun! He is gifted, for Porter easily switches from one character to another, expressing each character's nuances without missing a beat, and each character's personality comes through... The conversations are seamless, it truly sounds as if there were several people narrating the book. Believe me, I'm an avid audiobook collector, I've listened to many audiobooks and I thoroughtly appreciate Porter's contribution to this story... As for the writer, I'm glad I didn't know a thing about Cline's previous works. This is a special story, the characters are real people (some of which many of us might have met during our lifetimes). I didn't expect how it developed and what ultimately happened. This was an experience I truly enjoyed: I laughed, felt sadness, terror and much curiosity as to what was going on. Therefore, I will listen to it again: the combination of Porter and Cline is fabulous.
Short and sweet reviews, Allentown pa
this doesn't get anymore original
this is fun, original and just awesome
must read, def. worth 2 credits