This book had great reviews, which peeked my interest. Not typically a book I would look for. It kept my attention well enough, but it isn't something I would recommend to anyone off hand. There were quite a few funny parts that made me LOL. I do love dry humor.
The narrator was amazing! Best narrator I have ever listened to. If it hadn't been for him, I probably wouldn't have finished the book.
The narrator for this story is amazing and really brings the story to life.
It was easy to get into the story - I really enjoyed the humor in the story as well as the intrigue of the building.
He really brings the story to life.
yes, I laughed out loud several times and as the ending drew near, I couldn't stop listening!
Some days the world seems very weird, but for Nate Tucker, it just doesn't stop. Moving into a strange building, inadvertently his curiosity almost destroys the world. A trite ending, but sometimes pseudo endings are the only possible way to stop the strangeness.
Older Is Not Always Wiser
I did not read the print version. So the story was completely new to me.
It is a mash-up of several genres.I have no direct comparison.
Tim was my favorite character.
Not that strong a reaction. However, the reveal of what was behind the door of apartment 14 was very well done.
Despite the slow start, you get to appreciate you discover things about the building as the characters do. Very spot on writing to make you feel a apart of the group exploring exactly what was "wrong" with their building. Highly recommended.
...makes a couple of giant plot leaps that are difficult to swallow, even for the genre.
On par with a mid-level Stephen King book. Not great, not horrible. Just okay.
Such a great book I pushed though it in less then 4 days. I am so happy and surprised by it. I listen too about 40 books a year w my commute to work and this book made me chew my finger nails and want to listen to it all the time. Give it a listen or read if you love H.P like most great readers then you shall be glowing after you finish it!
Nate and his band of merry misfits try to solve the mystery of their own apartment building. The story is tense and contrasts the dead end day jobs of the tenants with the excitement--and fear--of their communal sleuthing. I liked this book so much that I do not want to give anything away. The motive of the characters seems a little flimsy, but the novel keeps you wanting to know what happens next, and at time is a little scary. There is a bit of homage to prior works but this book is not a pastiche. I wish Peter Clines would have written more in this genre.
Ray Porter is a FANTASTIC reader. At first I did not really notice because his main character voicings (and there are a lot of main characters in this book) were pretty straight forward--no excessively heavy accents, mostly timbre, pitch, speed. About halfway through I realized that each character was instantly recognizable by voice alone and even his women were each immediately recognizable and different. His male voices covered a broad range including one that sounded very similar to a famous Hollywood actor. His voicings made this a joy to listen to, by the end I felt I was listening to a full cast recording.
I began running last year and grew tired of listening to music. Audibles gives me a chance to hear the books I have always wanted to read.
The book itself was different than some other books I have been listening to through audible. It's a Sci-Fi/Mystery book that keeps you engaged and wanting to see what happens next.
When they opened the door to room 14.... you'll have to listen for yourself.
The last couple chapters have some surprise twist's. I liked the ending of the book.
14 by Peter Clines is a most "unusual" story, and I did not expect how things worked out.
The reader, Ray Porter, did a terrific job and I could easily visualize each of the main characters by their unique voices. This had to be very difficult because there are a half dozen (at least) important characters, and maintaining the qualitative differences between their voices was very well done.
The story took a long time to develop, but I was intrigued as to its direction. I suspect one thing, but the final direction was unexpected.
I will willing to suspend disbelief, and I try as hard as I can. The final story line was really stretching my disbelief factor, but the characters kept me well engaged. This was definitely a story worth listening to -- for me. It was strange, and I love strange. As Bill Murphy's character (Phil) in Groundhog Day said, "Anythng different is good." There are so many series and stories that are just boilerplate. This is not. It was different at many levels, and I will check out other books by Peter Clines. I definitely will see out Ray Porter as a narrator.
Dances with the masses . . .
An Inventive Story, Well Developed Relationships, Creative Concept, Must Be Willing to Suspend Reality.
I don't recall laughing and it isn't really a crying book, but I did enjoy it.