Best narration since Game of Thrones books. Really engaging, interesting characters. Good humor, good dialogue. Well written.
The only thing holding me back from giving the story give starts is I'm not sure I like the choice of the big reveal. Without giving anything away, this book is about a building with mysterious qualities that pile up add the book moves on. Engaging as hell at this point, which is 4/5 of the book. But eventually the curtain has to be pulled back and they reveal to the reader what's behind it all. I was hoping for something different behind the curtain. I enjoyed it. But I would've liked it to be something else. And they didn't really use the coolest thing in the book enough. Not gonna reveal what that is but if you've read it, you know. I wanted more of that.
Still recommending it. Very enjoyable.
I love creepy psychological horror, and anything with a Lovecraftian theme, and this book does deliver. The buildup of tension is great - a haunted house tale that counters your expectations completely. Great characters, fun mystery, and the weirdness of California all make this a hard book to hang up.
That said, with the slow build and the rising tension, the payoff felt a bit rushed, too fantastic, and not nearly as personal or as scary as I'd hoped.
Still, the journey is worth it. If Clines writes a sequel, I'll definitely pick that up.
Well if I go by series instead of titles it would be 2nd.
I actually don't know, it was very creative and original. I guess it has the suspenseful feel of Dean R. Koonts or Robert McCammon.
Without giving too much away it was when they first discovered the big machine.
It was very captivating and had some with, but I don't remember any extreme reactions.
Very good read, good detail and full of suspense and surprises.
audio book junkie
I'd never heard of Peter Clines before discovering 14. I bought this novel based solely on the reviews and it was a good move on my part because this book is a page turner (metaphorically). It's written in a really casual voice that is easy to relate to. I loved the unusual characters and the twists and turns of the plot. It was totally surprising for me and I'd recommend it to anyone.
I found this book after an audible support member suggested it to me. Now it is my favorite book of all time. Ray Porter is an amazing narrator. I have listened to this book probably 20 times.
Ray Porter's voices are so amazing, If they ever made a movie of it, he should play ALL the characters.
I definitely did, but its too long for that! i definitely binge-listened!
I bought this book looking for something new. Something a bit outside my usual selection. What a good surprise! I had a great time listening and Ray Porter gives it justice. Good story well constructed, endearing characters, and good plot. A narrator that gives it depth...and I can't wait for my commute to listen to the next chapter. Good book Peter Clines.
While other readers / listeners complain about the slow pace until the last third I actually enjoyed the beginning more than the end which seemed like a mixture of sci-fi horror mystery action movie. Until then the story about strange characters living in a weird building is admittedly slow but easy to follow, at times even fun. I don’t know any other books from this author but “14” was convincing enough to give it a try if something else from him comes along the way.
The narration was excellent. Kudos to give voice to so many different characters in one go!
I got the book because of the Ex series. I was not disappointed! Every little clue sucked me in to the point I listened to this virtually straight through without stopping. It is different, fantastical, and entralling. very pleased! The narrator, Ray Porter did a great job on this too.
Very engaging story and great narration. I felt the setup was a little better than the last act, but definitely enjoyed the book. I usually read thrillers so this was a nice change of pace.