14 is one of the best audio books I own. I very much enjoyed the story and the narration by Ray Porter really enhanced it.
The development of the characters and the time spent on setting the scene. It pulled me in gradually and I had no idea how long I had been listening to it. Of course, the narrator was an essential part of making the characters come to life
This is the first time I've heard Ray Porter, but I will be looking for other performances for sure
1 star removed for the" convenience" factor by which I mean the convenience of having a character with the specific knowledge needed to solve the problems and challenges the group faced, especially the character of Tim. But then, if you allow for the fact that the building was being watched, then I suppose you can allow for the fact that Tim would exist.
Vague, i know but I dislike reviews that give away the plot. Listen and judge for yourself!
Sci-Fi geek. :)
The first two thirds of this book is pretty good.. A bit of a stretch of the imagination more and more as the book went on. The last quarter of the book but a bit of a stretch and slightly disappointing. Overall it was ok..
I can't tell you how many times I stayed in my car to keep listening to this book after I arrived at my destination. I couldn't wait to get back in the car to keep going!
Wow. Just wow. Buy the book. Period. Peter Clines, write the prequel, fast, please.
Like I said. Wow. Just wow. I need the prequel. Normally I write long reviews but this book I can just say WOW.
Definitely better than the print version. The narrator, Ray Porter, does a masterful job in giving each character a unique voice, even doing an Indian accent for one of them. The story was exciting but the narrator truly added to the overall enjoyment of the story.
Interesting story line that results in the building of excitement and intrigue with each chapter. The book kept me listening from the very beginning!
I didn’t read the print version.
I liked that it appeared to be one kind of story but as it went along the mystery deepened into more of a supernatural story. It kept me guessing the whole way and I was surprised at the end.
Ray did the voices including the women’s very well. You always knew which character was talking.
Move in and you may never move out again!
Way too long....
Took too long to get anywhere and it was only curiosity that kept me listening due to my dont quit attitude.
When the plot was finally discovered, it was so pathetic that I laughed..I mean really...A sqwale!!!!...
I know it's fiction but c'Mon, this was unbelievable, even to the most imaginary mind.
Yeah the end!
Avid listener of Scifi and Fantasy. I've found so many great books with the help of member reviews. Hopefully I can return the favor.
This book was a whole lot of fun. I don't want to be too descriptive and give away any spoilers but the story follows a man who moves into a new apartment building in LA that seems too good to be true. Well it is...
The protagonist slowly begins to notice an increasing number of quirks and small oddities in his apartment and the building as a whole. The story centers on how he and a select group of neighbors explore these eccentricities.
Did I mention that the fellow apartment dwellers are just as odd and eccentric? Learning about the characters and seeing them develop is almost as fun as the main mystery. I won't introduce them here and ruin the fun, but they're all interesting without being so odd that you can't identify and empathize with them.
This isn't so much a mystery that gives you clues in hopes that you can figure it out before the end as many crime mysteries are. You sort of fall into the story and the mystery is a current that pulls you along. Don't over think it, just enjoy the ride!
Yes, I would definitely recommend. It was a fun, interesting story and I liked the narrator.
I wouldn't compare it to another book, but to the tv show LOST. At one point I actually wondered if Peter Clines is a fake name for one of the creators of the show, that's how much it reminded me LOST. Since that's my all-time fav tv show, I dug it!
No particular scene, I just really enjoyed the entire quest to find out the truth about the building.
It made me want to re-watch LOST. And see what other books Peter Clines may have written.
This is a fun, fast-paced read for anyone who likes a good story with a little sci-fi twist. Definitely worth a credit!!