Not Peter Clines (except as noted below), but yes for Ray Porter.
This started off quite well, but seemed to lose its way about two thirds of the way through. At this point, it felt like Peter handed off the plot point writing to a middle school class. The references to Scooby Doo and Lost and Ghostbusters were cute, and a little humorous at first, but became really annoying by the end. And the "Guys, where are we?" line uttered was beyond a nod to LOST, it made me feel like I was reading fan fiction from another dimension. I would love to sit down with Mr. Clines a year before this was published and see if I could convince him to take a very interesting story about a building that has secrets and create a resolution that fit with the careful dedication it took to put the first fifty chapters together. There was so much promise until those middle schoolers got a hold of the last twenty or thirty chapters.
The narrator did a great job. Good for him. I was impressed with the different character voices.
If I name names, I will be spoiling the book. But really, all of the characters introduced in chapters 65-79.
The only book I would read now by Mr. Clines would be a re-write of this book. It truly had so much promise! I don't write a lot of reviews, but I haven't felt this let down by a book in quite some time. That's what motivated me to write.
I am a action thriller kind of reader. This book was interesting and different with a dose if Science Fiction rolled into it.
14 is a book that starts off very strong but falls apart at the end. It has some strong points in character development and pacing, and the author paints an immersive picture of the building that is the basis of the story, however I found the final chapters were a leap too far from the rest of the book - the ending was too fantastical and outrageous for my liking. Some fans of Lovecraft might find it enjoyable, but I prefer my thrillers to be grounded a little more in reality. The narration was consistently good (with the exception of the voice that the narrator puts on for the ultimate final antagonists, which sounded more comical than scary, but that was also owing to the dialog itself).
I enjoyed the narration. The story was genre-hopping and variable, although I did enjoy Peter Clive's attention to detail. I liked the first half of the book more than the second.