I don't normally read horror or suspense novels, but this had great reviews on audible so I gave it a chance. And oh wow, that was fun. It's pretty short - 14 hours - and I stretched out the last nailbiting hour because I wasn't sure how it would end and I also didn't want it to end. It'd be a very fast print read, and I really do recommend the audio - the narrator is solid and the short chapters make for lots of suspenseful moments.
I have nearly 400K miles on my van and I listen to a LOT of audiobook! I'm a musician and I listen as I travel from concert to concert.
The story was completely original and surprising. It was fast-paced and suspenseful, with a fun cast of characters and a riveting plot worthy of The Twilight Zone. I was expecting something more like the traditional haunted house, but what I got was an unusual blend of the fantastic, horror and sc-if. I'd love to see this as a film! I've recommended it to others.
My favorite character was Nate, the lead. He was just an ordinary guy drawn into this crazy situation in his apartment building, and he couldn't let it go... He just had to get to the bottom of it. He behaved exactly as I would have behaved.
He got the tone just right. It felt as though he was telling a story and not just reading to hear his own voice, if you know what I mean.
I didn't cry, but I did laug... More often I found myself talking to the characters, as in "Hurry...hurry!" Or "Get out of there!" It was fun like that.
I can't imagine anyone not being blown away by this thoroughly original book. I will be looking for more from this author.
There is no redeeming value to this book. I can not think of anything other than a complete rewrite by someone else.
Ray porter did a fine job.
No, not one at all.
I bought this based on reviews and it makes me wonder if they were fake reviews written by the author.
It was interesting and easy to listen to. Even if this "genera" hadn't been my thing I would still have enjoyed the book. I'd suggest giving it a try. If you hate it you can return it, and if you like it you have had the pleasure of a very unique listen!
This is a terrific book, well written and well read. It was an interesting and very different story. I never guessed where the story was heading even right up to the end. Really odd but in a good way.
I enjoy getting lost in a great book! My favorites are eclectic, horror, romance, kids books with a few autobiographies thrown in for fun!
This book was written in the form of a movie. I was able to follow along in my mind and see the scenes and watch the action. Voyeurism at its best, and this is one of the best books I have read in a while.
So many spoilers so little time. The opening of apt. 14, but there are so many other moments that I cannot begin to explain them all.
This is the first time I have listened to Ray Porter. I liked the fact that he did the voices. He only added to the story.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I wanted to not sleep and listen to this book. It is just that good.
Great book. I hope it becomes a movie!
The great thing about this story is it starts small and unassuming and builds to galactic proportions. I can't wait for Peter Clines next book.
Go Peter you are a legend mate and cracked it in this one that's for sure. The Girls are smoking hot,the guys are mega cool and the monsters and baddies are ultra nasty.Yip i could hang out on the roof knocking back Steinlagers with this crew.There has to be a follow up story Mr Clines. You did kill off the coolest character but i will forgive you just this once.
Someone who loves Scooby Doo....
Anti-climatic and disjointed
Yes, the narration was well done. The only redeeming quality of this audio book.
I'm was sorely disappointed as I picked up this book due to the reviews written. There is clearly manipulation of reviews happening here since it is impossible a book like this could be well liked by anyone, let alone the thousands of "positive" reviews. It is that bad. You have been warned!
What do you get when you mix alcohol with literature? Tequila mockingbird!
I was looking for a good scary story and decided to finally listen to this book. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was hoping for more terror than what I got. Nonetheless, this is still a good listen. The characters are believable (having lived in apartment complexes, I can vouch that people really do come in all types). The narrator does an excellent job doing a wide range of both male and female voices. Also, the storyline kept me guessing what would happen next. Any fan of H. P. Lovecraft will definitely enjoy this book!