I’ve had this book in my queue for months and finally got around to reading (listening). Frankly, I almost turned off the book after the first few paragraphs not particularly impressed with the writing. I’m glad I decided to ‘hang in there’ and give the story a chance. No spoilers, but the it surrounds the mysteries of an apartment building in Los Angeles and a group of quirky tenants. The book is very intriguing when dealing with the oddities of the building and sleuthing on the part of the tenants, but I began to roll my eyes a bit with the introduction of sci-fi-alien-creatures of a netherworld. An entertaining yarn.
I'm a former programmer who now drives a transport truck in Canada and raises my 2 girls. Audible makes work much more interesting ;)
What a great story. I didn't know what to expect when I started this book and the story just got more interesting with each twist and turn. If you like to be led down a dark corridor with a barely working flashlight....this book is for you ;)
I haven't listened to any other books by this author but I will definitely make a purchase just to hopefully be taken on another unexpected journey!
I enjoyed this story although It became a little far fetched in places. The reader is introduced to some quirky characters whose interaction is interesting, lively, and entertaining. The story is fast paced and holds your attention as the characters continually discover new mysteries about the building they inhabit. At times it did stretch the imagination a little far. The narration was excellent being particularly good at keeping up with all the characters in their somtimes fast paced dialog. In all, a great story.
It was not what I had thought it would be, I enjoyed the suspense and the way the story changed and evolved.
Narration was awesome. All the character's voices fit them, and the narrator did an excellent job of going between chars with out slipping, which really allows me to just fall into the book and enjoy the story.
I wanted to, but it is a nice long book, just don't have that kind of time :) It did have good stopping points where it wasn't too hard to put down and catch back up.
Audible has opened up a whole new world of reading that I could not make work in the traditional page turning world. I am on a mission to listen to a wide variety of adventures, mysteries, thrillers, classics, etc. Thank you Audible!
I am constantly listening to audible book and enjoy consuming a wide verity of genres. What has amazed me about this story is that despite many books later I can't get this one out of my mind. Peter Clines does a great job of intertwining suspension, good character development, humor and just the right amount of fantasy. If you are reading this review please stop, make the purchase and start reading! There are so many great reviews for this book I will not waste time reiterating what others have already said. Read and enjoy.
The story. If you liked the TV show Lost, you'll get along with the type of mystery this book offers.
The mystery and the reveals. Also the relationships between the characters. A couple of them end up together as couples, and that's a big payoff, especially with the main character.
It was very well delivered. I enjoyed his performance very much.
The reveal of what is actually in apartment 14 was my favorite part. My only problem is that the author didn't properly follow up with that particular element. He named the book after that apartment yet it only contained maybe a chapter of the book.
I liked this book enough to start the "EX" series by Peter Clines. The first of that series is on my "to-do" list.
The ending was ummm a bit out there. It was good but you have to be willing to suspend reality and fully embrace imagination.
Opening room 14 of course
I am an RN with a 40 minute commute 1 way. A perfect excuse to have a good book keeping me company!
This book had too many words. I enjoyed the story, and the characters; however I felt like sometimes it was just too wordy. There were entire paragraphs that really did nothing for the story but were there nonetheless.
This book was a mix of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror and love story all in one. I enjoyed the suspense of what was going to happen next and how was all the weirdness going to be explained. There were parts that were downright creepy on the very dark, cold, 40 minute commute to and from work.
Read it. It's good
Stephen King would be so proud. 14 is not a gorefest or an action packed thrill ride. It is a wonderfully written story of characters who are discovering an expertly woven mythology that is their building. If being around friends and neighbors popping a beer on the rooftop is grating to you, then I apologize for that. You should move along..
Most of the rest of us know these people. Some of them are coworkers, friends, mentors, annoyances, acquaintances you run into when you do your laundry. You have had a drink with each of them, and listened to them bitch and cheer. Anyone who has not met these people has never been single, working for a paycheck, and hanging out for whatever the next day brings.
The mood is set the minute the protagonist enters the building. Something just isn't quite right. Finding out what that means is the whole rest of the story. I could not stop listening, and I hated to leave the characters when the story ended.
If you like King, you will love 14. I have to say I was saddened to find that Mr. Clines other efforts are of the Zombie genre. I'll have to wait and see what else he comes up with outside that cliche.