I listened to this non-stop. The slow build of the mystery with the building kept my attention. I usually take breaks between authors but I immediately started listening to "The Fold" because this was so entertaining. I've been using audible for years and it's rare treat to find new authors that can grab you.
Great story. Never a dull moment. I wish this book were part of a series. This could have paired nicely with The Fold.
This is the first book I read by Clines and I was not disappointed. His biggest strength is the way he can mix fantasy and reality in a believable way.
The characters are excellent, likable, and believable. They are just "everyday" people put in a unique situation.
The story is great and keeps the pages turning. I listening to this pretty much non stop from start to finish as it was so riveting.
The narrator is also excellent. One of the best I have listened to and I listen to a lot of books.
After this listen, I would suggest "The Fold". It is not quite a sequel, but has certain parallels that make this book even better.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the book!
Author has little concept of real human emotions. Kinda of hybrid of "Friends" and H.P. Lovecraft.
I'm a compulsive reader, but this is a first time I've ever felt so positively surprised by a book that I stopped to review it. This is a genre-bending tale, and best want to stay away from spoilers so won't get into specifics. This author must have cared deeply about doing a good job telling this story, and it shows. I love the characters, their development, how they interact with each other, the dialogue, the voices, the homages, the suspense, the deeply imaginative overarching idea…it is all there. I'm buying whatever else this author has written, so he can keep on writing. When is the movie? I want a BUNCH of CGI. :)
This narrator was perfect for this story. He took it where it needed to go to make it work. Great job there, also.
I listened to these in reverse order which is OK as they are stand alone but would be better to listen to this one first for backstory then The Fold. Reason I write this review is the Reader Ray Porter, I have listened to many books and have several favored readers but Ray Porter is heads above, RAY ROCKS!
The first half of this book was 5+ stars. I was hooked after about 20 minutes. Around the halfway mark, it got so boring that it totally lost my attention. I think that was because I'm not really into that kind of thing (I can't really explain what that is without major spoilers, but it's not anything offensive).
I really liked all the "geek" references.