I mostly took this book on due to the great reviews on it, and I wasn't disappointed !The book proved to be a great listen, it's funny and touching, the plot is clever and very intriguing, you just have to know what's coming next. I very much enjoyed the different types of characters that were put together, the way they react to each other, and the way both the people and their relationships develop throughout the book.
Legal Thrillers, crime, fiction. humor and a bit of management sprinkled with some self improvement. All through Audible.
Only realy disappointment in this book was that I cam to know that this is kind of a fantasy/sci-fi fiction after going to some part of the book. I had chosen it as a regular "on the earth" thriller. Usually I do not like out of the earth stuff,but I managed to complete this book as the characters are interesting, there is structure to the book which keeps you engaged, it move at the right pace to keep you interetsed for the next event. So, I enjoyed it. You too can, provided you are not turned off by a step out of this planet!
The writing, the reading, the characters!!! The characters were the best, you can imagine these people really existing. The mystery was edge of the seat and yet so realistic until the end. This book is awesome until the ending, stupid ending but I don't regret listening because the journey was so entertaining!
Yes and No, the overall book is a fantastic realistic mystery until the end
Great reader! His voice goes perfect with the character he reads for
Great book bad ending. I would still recommend it though!
Coffee and a Book Chick
When Nate has to find a new apartment, he never thought one with such cheap rent in a great location with a view would fall into his lap. It's not a big deal that his apartment isn't perfect, but when he realizes that everyone else's also has an odd difference here and there, with quirks that just don't add up, Nate and his fellow building-mates decide to figure it all out. And what really is behind the door of apartment # 14?
I loved this story. With recent selections for both audio and print missing the entertainment mark for me, 14 by Peter Clines was an absolute welcome relief. It completely knocked it out of the park. A combination of mystery, suspense, thriller, fantasy, and a whole heck of a lot of humor, I was completely whisked away into this sometimes creepy, but always interesting, fun ride into the mystery of why an entire apartment building has such cheap rent. With a thoroughly unique cast of characters who regularly referenced the Scooby gang, I adored them all, as they just wanted to figure out the mystery of their building. Clines' story is a hit for any long road trip, and the narrator is INCREDIBLE. That's right, Internet. He's an ALL CAPS kind of awesome, and I seriously need to find everything Ray Porter has narrated and buy them all now. (He also narrated Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and I loved that one as well.)
I could probably share more, but I'm worried I'd spill the beans inadvertently. Suffice it to say that this is the most fun I've had with a story in a long time and I loved it. With pop culture references including everything from the TV show "Lost" to which recent Hulk movie was better (duh, the Ed Norton one), there's a little bit for everyone who enjoys getting thrown into a mystery that has a slight edge of creepiness to it. I've heard Peter Clines is a horror writer, and although there were moments that were a little freaky, I don't know if I'd tag this as horror. Mostly, it's a suspenseful thriller as a vibrant cast of characters decides to spend their free time trying to figure out their building's odd layout, quirks, and vibe. It's well worth it.
At the risk of being obnoxious, I'd say this book "jumped the shark" about half way through.
It started as a well-written and interesting urban psuedo-fantasy mystery. I was curious about what was hidden behind the strange occurrences and was drawn along with the characters.
However, as the mystery was revealed, it got odder and odder. Eventually it stretched my ability to suspend my disbelief. Not necessarily because the circumstance became so surreal (and they did) but because the characters, for the most part, took it all so well--as if it were just another challenge to overcome.
All in all it kept me entertained, but I'll think twice before buying another book from this author.
I came across this Novel by sheer chance, and I am so glad I did. The Narrator Ray Porter brings the Story to life sucks you into the story. Author Peter Clines, is now on my radar, and I hope(finger crossed) many more books to come in the series. Great book and Great Listen. I recommend to anyone who like a bit of history with their mystery.
Divorce attorney needing a break from reality!
Weird, Creative, and Characters
The suspense. You will literally be in suspense for the entirety of the book. THE ENTIRE BOOK! I don't know how he does it, but you think you have guessed the outcome and you don't even come close. You keep hearing the "ooohhh, oooohhh Noooo, ... watch out around that corner...." and then .... more suspense. It was great.
Buckle in because you just have to know. You will spend the necessary hours getting to know, love, and want to help the cast of characters (aka your new friends and people you wish were your neighbors instead of the crazy ones you have now). Once you find the answer, you will ask yourself was it worth the journey and find out that it was. This is a fun read and the suspense does not ever get too much or make you not want to sleep at night. I highly recommend this book.
Hilarious horror mystery
The cast of characters is wonderful. You feel like you're living in the building with them.
I have, more than once.
A different take on other dimensions
Really entertaining as long as you don't think about the science too critically
I love my audiobooks! Great for traveling.
Yes I would definately recommend the book. The characters were somewhat comical and the little mysteries throughout keeping you listening.
Raised a Christian, I have a belief in God. Towards the end of the book, the other dimensional monster was compared to God.There was also a religious character in the book who turns out to be the bad guy. It made me wonder, is this how the author looks at God.
To me, when listening to my audio books I like narrators who are not monotone. When the narrator reads, you can sense the emotion of the character. All the characters sound different so you can envision what they look like.
Well inspires me the next time I move into an apartment that just feels off, to leave ASAP.
The book is a great listen. It has its funny moments. I understand that everyone has their own religious beliefs. I was just a little taken aback towards the end.