The end is just a little strange. I would make the ending very different.
I don't think he is the author for me. A little too far out Science Fiction to keep me entertained.
Zelah was great! Ray has a knack for capturing personalities of women which is unusual for a male narrator.
I could see it in a movie. Although it would be more of a 3 part movie. It doesn't have enough substance to be a TV series. The stars would be Keanu Reeves and Zelah could be Megan Fox.
The story is well written and well passed. Characters you care about. Great narration. Light and mysterious. Just a really great read!
The off beat story line
Cant give that away.
Just when I should the book should be over it takes a twist. love that!
A Riveting Listen
His different "voices" were clear without being overdone.
Raiders of the Lost Ark meets X-Files
I listened to this book on my short commute and found myself sitting in the car extra minutes to finish a chapter! It was great!!!
I thought that the ending could have been much better... I almost felt the the writer started writing this book with no clear vision as to where it was going to go, then got backed into a corner when he finally had to reveal what the building was all about, panicked, and created a totally contrived unbelievable ending. Not only was the ending poorly created, the character development of a key character was not flushed out properly, and it just seemed lazy on the part of the author. (It felt as though the author thought it was just easier to kill off said character instead of explain him) This book started out promising, but ended VERY poorly, I felt it was a waste of my time! So my advice is do not waste yours with this book!
Full of suspense, plot twists and wry humour, and peopled with interesting characters. If you are looking for an absorbing way to spend several hours, 14 is an excellent choice. It's not a particularly deep or meaningful book, but highly enjoyable.
He managed a cast of multiple characters easily, has a lovely voice to listen to, and is good at communicating a sense of humour.
The anticipation and anxiety it produced
He totally sounded like how I would picture the main character sounding
listening in Burbank
No because the ending is weak.
The first 3/4s of this book were very compelling and the mystery moved the book along very well.
No. But I liked his performance very much. He made each character very unique.
BEST - Main protagaonists were interesting people with good back stories.
LEAST - unsatisfactory explanations of the "other world" in general.
It seemed he used an Indian accent for multiple characters - and one wasn't Indian....However, his use of voice differences and accents made the story flow easy.
Since this was the 3rd sci fi type book I read/listened to mentioning Nikola Tesla - I looked up his life story and learned something about the evolution of the use of electricity beyond the basic fact that he worked for Edison and Westinghouse in various capacities.
I normally do not care to post a negative review, but I wish I had read one before listening to 14. This book was suggested by my interest in Historical Fiction. 14 could not be further from Historical Fiction. This is the first Syfy book I have ever read, and likely will be the last. I cannot even wrap my mind around the story line. There is so much bad about this story, I hardly know where to start. Wiki is a credible source? Squales? One dimensional characters? Over focus on characters and events that are of no value to the rest of the story? I wish I had been better warned,