Listener of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Intrigue (not romance), Historical Fiction and very eclectic in her literary wanderings.
I picked up this book from the Audible suggestions. It isn't normally the type of title or subject that would interest me. It was a chance so worth it!
Down on his luck, our lead character moves to cheaper digs on a suggestion. Nate discovers his new apartment has some "quirks" and is quickly sucked into a monstrous mystery.
There's little that I can share without spoilers. I can say that I had a number of "Yep, I saw that coming" mixed with "I didn't see that at all!"
The narrator has clear characters and even the females are consistently good.
I recommend this book for sci-fi, mystery and supernatural fiction lovers.
The plots premise was far more interesting than the method with which it unfolded. The characters seemed a bit juvenile across the board- their conversations were the sort that would be annoying in real life and also showed a somewhat implausible immediate curiosity from the residents in their quirky building. I have a hard time believing all these people had no outside lives and such an abundance of time that they would a. take notice of the weirdness and b. actually pursue unravelling it en masse. The tone and development may not have seemed quite so lackluster had the narrator been on point. His tone was harsh and the female impersonations made for a painful listen. A bit like listening to a mans sarcastic impersonation of his girlfriend when recounting something she said in an argument. The ending, which I won't give away, can be summed up in my title- see above. At least the book was cheap.
Peter Clines' style is so refreshing. I haven't read his books before, nor have I heard Ray Porter. Porter's performance enhances the story from first to last. This will go onto my mp3 player!
Not what I expected at all. This book took me by surprise as I didn't pick it because it was a scifi but I found it very interesting and couldn't wait to drive to work to hear what happened next
I would recommend this book to everyone
This was a great book to listen to. The story was exciting and every character was developed and engaging. Mr Porter did a great job narrating. He has a wide range of believable accents and tone. I will definitely look for more of his work! I highly recommend this book to sci-fi fans.
A fun listen/read. Nothing too mind bending or demanding of attention. Mr. Clines dies a good job of writing horror. He mentions H P Lovecraft a few times during this story....
The narrator turns in a solid performance.
this hás been my second book through and i'm enjoying it very much. the book had a good pace, never a dull moment. liked clines' storytelling style, the immersion was amazing, even though i feel he doesn't cling too much to lenghty descriptions of scenery or characters, which to me is a good thing, along the lines less is more. i could really feel the characters drive, the intriguing nature of the story. it had some satisfiying "easter eggs", i'd say, for the horror genre fans and science geeks alike, linking histórical figures with the building's background story. recommend.
I thought the book was simply going to be a mystery and was happily engrossed in the book when it took a Sci-fi turn. fun story!