This was one fantastic suspense mystery! I don't read reviews before I listen or read a book, so I had only the flap description to work with. I started the story thinking it was going to be a ghost story. Nope. This is the tenant situation you dream of; low rent, good neighbors - and if you've ever wanted to go through an abandoned house just to see what was there, you're set. This is your story. Happy treasure hunting!
There are issues with the story that you'll notice, or should, if you are a professional reviewer. As a reader, I was thoroughly enthralled. It wasn't until I started writing this review that some of the issues reared their little heads at me. I'll give them a pass. This is a sit-back-and-enjoy-the -ride book.
It wasn't until near the end when I looked at the computer that it hit me - one narrator. Male and female characters, multiple of each - and they sounded like unique people. This work may turn me into a narrator groupie. Ray Porter was phenomenal!
I loved this book and will probably get a few more of Peter Clines books after this. This was one I just decided on because I had too many credits and the reviews were great so I thought I'd try it. Couldn't stop listening and it just got better as the story went on.
Great read - give it a go - you won't be disappointed. Also the narrator was terrific too. He deserves a mention because he did such a fantastic job. I'll probably have another listen at some point in the future
I am a married 53 year old mother of 2 adult kids. I started listening to audiobooks for entertainment while driving to work. I am hooked!
The narrator was awesome! He did several different voices, they were not comical or cartoony but they fit the character and the story perfectly.
It was a unique story and I could not wait to see what was going to happen next.
His character voices. I will look for books that he narrates in the future.
I did have some "what the heck??!" moments. I also had some laughs too.
I will be 1st in line if they make a movie of this book.
I bought this book several months before I got around to reading it and I had forgotten why I had decided to purchase it. As I began to listen, I was thinking that this was going to be a horror story and wasn't sure I would continue to listen. As the story unfolded, it became a mystery story that was quite intriguing. I couldn't stop listening! Ray Porter did a great job with the various voices and gave each person his or her own attitude. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
First Peter Clines book i have read but not the last. this book came highly recommended to me by a buddy of mine and id did not disappoint. was a bit slow in the beginning but well worth it.
I found the author to be highly competent - his style is akin to a "popcorn movie" where you enjoy it but don't think about it much after its over.
The narrator, however, was quite good. His distinct voices for the characters really helped in immersing into the story.
I really believe that Ray Porter brings an extra sense of personality to the characters. Not just the voices, but portraying them as separate people.
14 would make an enjoyable miniseries on SciFi. It would provide a week's worth of fun on tv.
Say something about yourself!
The narrator was entertaining enough. Perhaps it just was not my type of story. I was entertained, but not enthralled. Other than the fact that I hate to not finish a book, I Could have easily just left it .....
I bought this audio book on a whim, the cover looked interesting and the brief blurb I listened too was pretty good. It was AWESOME! There were times I literally did not want to get out of my car and go into work! The voices were done well and the author did a great job of creating richly detailed characters that you rooted for.
I usually listen to science fiction/fantasy or murder mysteries - I am very glad I broadened my scope to include this book!
A solid listen. The set-up could be considered slow for some, as it definitely uses the 'slow boil' ideology. Delivers a solid, every day sorta approach to the topics that unfold. While the characters are a little predictable, still a very solid listen.
Tim. The character.
He gives Veek a personality through his voice of her. One I wouldn't have probably thought of.
Tim's last scene. No heroics. No miracles. An honest, and somewhat brutal good bye.
I enjoyed 85% of this book. The narration was outstanding. Porter clearly defined the characters without overdoing and straying into theatrical performance. I was very impressed & performance is what held the whole work together for me.
I listened to this over several weeks as I ran. I was very much glued to it until the end, which played out in a surprising way that, to me, stretched the story too far.
I hope this gets made into a movie. It really was great. The story just went places that I was not prepared to go.