Ray Porter's narration of this book is excellent. His voice is clear, and he can slip into different accents of various characters easily without overacting. He is simply the best.
As far as the story goes, it starts well. Character development was great, especially as all the characters are strangers that come together as a team each with different skills. The suspense climbs as the building residents try to figure out why the different apartments are so odd. It seems the more they do, the more odd everything gets - and as they get nearer to the truth with their discoveries, the story goes from odd to strange to weird. It's certainly not boring as it builds towards an explosive, if a somewhat bizarre, violent ending. Worth the listen, especially with Ray Porter narrating. But be warned - you may find yourself scratching your head at the end and saying "huh?"
Better writing would have made this more enjoyable. I couldn't finish it. Both my husband and I took this on a car trip and we agreed it was tedious.
The description of each and every scene and nuance was written at a fourth grade level.
It is a interesting story line. Felt a bit Steven King like. Good suspense. Good characters.
I will admit this was my first Audio book in about 10 years and my first try at Audible.
I have not written an audible review before, but I felt like I just had to leave a positive review on this book. I'm not normally a sci-fi reader, but thanks to a really cool synopsis and some great reader reviews (thanks ya'll) I purchased the book. I found that 14 was really more about the mystery and the characters than anything sci-fi. I was interested the whole time, and it left me guessing what was next. The characters were great, and I would read a follow-up book if there was one. The narrator was excellent- smooth and believable, which only adds to the story. If you are thinking about taking the chance, do it.
I wouldn't listen to this again because the central mystery is solved.
Funny, stereoptyped accents for female characters
The author needs to come up with an alternative phrase that expresses the experience of taking the first sip from a new beer.
I might have enjoyed this book if there was even a small smidgen of reality. Good science fiction doesn't ignore all of the laws of physics.
The absurd notion that a new dimension would be opened due to the collective brainwaves of billions of people.
No I haven't, but his performance was good except for trying to sound like Gollum at times.
This is science fiction in the way that Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings is science fiction.
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
This is one of those books that you don't want to stop listening to/reading. The narrator does a good job. Altogether a pleasure. Thankyou. I will be searching out more books by Mr Clines.
This is the type of story I'll probably forget about in a couple weeks. Sure, it was entertaining, but don't expect to be blown away with cool ideas or incredible plot twists.
It's a solid effort and worth listening to. Ray Porter is phenomenal.
You can tell who I am by my reading, or can you?
This science fiction book tells the adventures of Nate and his neighbors related to the past of her condominium. Science, fantasy and conspiracy theories are mixed in a good story and a good pace. The narrator portrays the different characters with their own voices making the audiobook especially nice. Highly recommended.
14 would have been better if the Squales had eaten everyone in the first chapter. The only mystery here is that the book found a publisher.