I purchased this book only because it was the deal of the day, I didn't expect to really enjoy it, I had just completed one book and thought why not just grab this one to listen to until I can go digging for a new book. Little did I know that I would become absorbed in the book not able to stop listening. I purchased the book on 3/20 and I have officially (as of this moment) listened to it beginning to end 3 times in a row. The storyline kept me on the edge of my seat never knowing what was going to happen next. I haven't grown tired of listening to Ray and his amazing voices that brought each character to life.
Its hard to choose, but I think my absolute favorite thing about 14 is the quipping between the characters, my friends and I act the same way and I felt like one of the tenants of the building. I could connect with the characters and their curiosity that lead them down the wild path to save and protect themselves as well as the rest of the world from its demise. I like looking where I don't belong and getting my nose into the business of others hoping to find an awesome adventures just waiting for me to find it.
The way he drew out the personality of each character by his voices for each one. When he spoke I could picture each person and hear their voice. Ray is an incredibly talented performer and I will definitely be searching for additional books that he has done. I can read a book and become the characters in my head giving each one their own voice and personality but there is no way I could have ever competed with Ray. I do know that I will not READ this book but only listen, I know I wont be able to make up my own voices after listening to Ray. Such a great job!!!!!
ONE Sitting!?!? I haven't stopped listening to it over and over again. 3 times (working on the fourth) each time I listen I get sucked in even more and my mind goes crazy! what happens after that? Does Nate go on more adventures? what additional information do they learn about the building? does the rest of the group decide to stay or move on? Did Mandy go crazy? So many questions, I want more. I listen on my way to and from work, at work, at the store, in the shower, while cooking/cleaning, before bed. I just couldn't put it down. I kept thinking okay, after this chapter ill put it away, and then 3 hours later and several more chapters I start again, okay after this chapter I will definitely put it away, NOPE.
Best book I have listened to/ read in a while. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a sense of adventure hidden deep down that is waiting to be explorer! Even the cover art of the brook drew me in, 1st question I had before even reading the book was -I wonder what's behind the door, I was not disappointed. definitely a book that I will go back to on days where I just want fun, crazy adventures.
I am not a great fan of re-reading, but this is a story I have been able to come back to multiple times. Fantastic story, allusions, mystery, action and above all, humor!
The reader is as good as it gets. Each character is given their own voice so it's easy to keep track of who's talking.
If Lovecraft were alive today and if he was a fan of X-files, Lost and Josh Whedon shows, then he might write a book like this.
I liked the tour of the catacombs, but there were a lot of highlights.
I enjoyed the first half of the book. The character development is shaky but the plot unfolds at a pretty good clip and the mystery at the center of the novel is initially compelling. Unfortunately, as more details emerge the book goes downhill fast. Things start getting far fetched. Then they get ridiculous. Then they get laughable. If you can read this book without rolling your eyes, your ability to suspend disbelief is far more powerful than mine. I couldn't get through the last couple chapters.
Yes! The book kept me interested and it was hard to put down because I wanted to know what would happen next.
If they are interested in Sci-fi, then yes.
Nothing! This was my first audio book by Ray Porter but it won't be my last.
Heart stopping bone chilling thriller
hard to say as they were all good.
very hard to put down as you'll want to know what happens next.
The author's characterizations are so juvenile. Just like after school special you might have seen in the 1980s. The mystery is interesting at first but the author hasn't developed it enough and doesn't load it with anything tantalizing or unseen beyond what the characters deduce. Finally, the ending is just flat, non-stop, panicky panting and whining and not-too-gripping action sequences that made me turn the thing off 2 or 3 chapters from the end just to make the torture stop!
The book is well worth the read- Granted it wanders off into a very odd place, but it wraps up quickly and well.
This was my first introduction to Ray Porter as a reader and he's great! A good reader is at least 50% of the enjoyment of a book and Porter ROCKS!
great reading ride
When the door opened
All of the characters and all their energy
Yes, the relationship between vip and nate for the first time.
I just enjoyed the story a lot and the narrator makes it work so well
Awesome. Almost non-stop suspense; clever, intriguing, and well thought out story overall; and well written. And Ray Porter, unsurprisingly, does a great job and really enables the listener to experience the story.
Absolutely worth a credit.