14 is a story that leads the reader to places most unexpected: At first the direction is very unclear and threatens to be a bit mundane, but as the twists and characters develop you find yourself in a world which is modern and today, but mixed in with the past in a creepy, victorian way. How did we get here?
The discovery of the reason for 14 and the necessity that reason is a great eye opener. For me it took a few pages to buy into the premise but once engaged, its a fun ride!
Great diction, voice performance, and enthusiasm for the story. I went searching for other Ray Porter performances afterwards . . .
I would like to see a squel to this book . . . but it would be tough to follow.
Not great literature, but it doesn't need to be. This book is so well put together and the narration so great---listen just for the pure fun and enjoyment.
It starts out a bit slow, and I could not decide if I wanted to continue listening- then suddenly I had to see what would happen next. It's up and down and here and there, and all the time you know something is coming - you just don't know what!
I was never actually scared while listening, but it does have a great air of suspense.
After looking at this book off and on for over a year, all the positive reviews finally made me too curious to resist. Loved it.
Yes. The narration is fantastic.
Room 14.... i won't spoil it.
Pulling down wallpaper to discover mysteries ;-)
This is probably the best book involving H.P.Lovecrafts Cthulhu mythos in modern times. If you like Lovecraft, then this book is a must.
Interesting plot and you couldn't guess what was coming next
The hidden secrets of the building being discovered
It was easier to make a mental note of each character by listening to the story. There are not so many characters that you lose track of who is who, and each character has a particular voice.
I'm an artist and paint while listening. I wanted to continue painting and listening.
I'd love to find more books like this.
The narration added much to the creation of the characters.
This is a good read. Not top tier scifi, but good. You will want to get through it.
Timing and pace are done well in this book.
I actually, unexpectedly, loved this book! I've read better stories, seen better characters, looked into better worlds, but somehow, Clines struck some wonderful sweet spot in ALL of these areas, leaving us with a great, fresh, INTERESTING, story. I really loved every minute of this book! I'd definitely listen again, because I was truly sad when I saw this book was at its end...
I seem to be missing something here, I found this book boring. I guess it is just not my style but tried it because all the great reviews. It started out interesting, I somewhat cared about the story, then it just got crazy.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. However, it was much more sci-fi mystery than horror. I think the story could have benefited from a different narrator. In some spots he appeared to be just rushing through the text and I didn't feel he really embodied the characters. That being said, I recommend giving it a listen. And I'll be looking for more Peter Clines books.