I thought that the book was pretty random. The first half was about exploring a apartment building. It could have been cut in half, i barely made it this far before turning it off. The second half of the book just gets weird and and is pretty much all over the place in the story line. I could have lived without listening to this book although I do have to admit that the author does well with his descriptions and so on. I just wasnt impressed with how the plot progressed.
Does a fantastic job switching between multiple characters. His voice portrays the story and never dominates your attention. It was excellent.
This book started off slow,interesting, but nothing spectacular. I believe the author was setting up the mood and mapping out puzzle pieces for the listener. Then the second half of the audio started and it was a fanfare of events. Really gripping action and the mysteries unraveled one after another. The twist was surreal and very exciting. I definitely enjoyed this story.
I was kept entertained and curious through this book so I enjoyed listening. It got a little bizarre near the end so I can't really say its a fantastic book but if you like a mystery with a bit of sci-fi this is a pretty good listen. The narrator was very good!
Better than anticipated since it was a sale book. The narration was strong and the secret is held just long enough that you don't get tired of waiting.
Nathan Turner is a surprisingly likeable character. He discovers that he is more than the slacker, going no where guy he thinks he is when the mysteries of his new apartment start to reveal themselves.
It's a great surprise when you finally discover what the secrets of the building really are. Never saw that coming.
I am a student in university of applied sciences and I love terrifying, mysterious and surprising stories. Audio books are my passion.
The story was interesting and the reader was super good! I also liked the characters.
I thought the story of this book was very original and I loved all the twists and turns. There were definitely places where the author could have gone deeper but overall it was a good tight story. My problem was with the narrator. His character voices were actually pretty good. I just hated his "narrator" voice. It was completely monotone and gave you no emotion up or down. It really hurt the moments that were supposed to be emotionally charged and only worked when the characters were being sarcastic. I've listened to other Ray Porter books that I've liked but this performance just didn't work for me.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
I enjoyed this book but I don't think it is as great as others have made it out to be. Characters are developed well and you start to like them, well all but Andrew, but there is a reason for that which comes clear in the climatic stage of the story. Back story is kept tight and motivations are not overly layered. Nice sic-fi thriller. The action is well described but nothing to 'knock your socks off with'. Ray Porter is an excellent narrator and Peter Clines I think will be writing some great stuff soon. Worth a listen to on a long flight.
I enjoy when a book knows its audience. All the little winks and nods to sci-fi, fantasy, geek and pop culture don't feel forced. It feels like references and conversation you would have with your friends. Each character has their own dreams and skills, and they share a common lack of funds and an odd living situation. I should caveat when saying "knowing your audience" that most people have categorized this as sci-fi, and while it is about sci-fi it is really more fantasy. The exact means and methods of the weirdness is not the point, it is a plot and character driven story, and the building is definitely one of the characters. Packed with mystery and thrills 14 is a lot of fun.
Amazing, captivating and Thrilling!
I enjoyed all the characters, but of course Nate was my favorite.
Nate! For sure, second place to Tim and third to Veeks.
Very shallow story, plot, characters, didn't hold interest-even though I keep hoping it would change. Didn't care to find out how the last hour ended.
The title sounded compelling.
Felt this was a waste of time