I would recommend this only because the story line is very interesting. While I enjoyed listening to the book, it did take a very long time for the crux of the story line to emerge. Half the book was spent developing characters and listening to the characters go about their daily routine without advancing the plot.
Ray did an excellent job in portraying the different characters. Without telling us who is talking, I always knew who was speaking because of Ray's use of accent, pitch, tone in inflection.
It felt to me that Peter Clines wrote a screen play rather than a novel. I thought the dialogue was a bit too predictable amongst the various characters. With that said, I feel this may be one movie that is actually better than the novel it is based on.
Enjoyed the character development and building of mystery premise. Problem is after finishing you realize a significant portion of the book is just filler. Expeditions of pointlessness (tunnels and sci-fi land). Still an enjoyable ride since it all seems relevant when you are "reading" it.
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.
let us be thankful for the fools but for them we would not suceeed. M Twain. I am a fan of Zombie books. Im a family man with two great kids
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.