Maybe toward a Dean Koontz/Stephen King feel...
Kept the listener engaged
It was a great read/listen!
No - I never listen to books twice.
Suspense and surprises
don't want to ruin the story
no - I like to know I have something to listen to on my next car trip
good book- recommend
Geek, Gamer who hates wasting credits.
This book is a lot of fun and is very imaginative. This may be one of the stranger books I have read but that said it fun. Characters may not be that deeply drawn but the whole idea of find out that there is a huge mystery under your feet over your head and in the walls is just really fun.
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.