This book kept me interested with good writing and nice character development. Did not wow me with plot and sometimes got a little corny such as the blimp's subliminal messages.
Absolutely, it isn't an overly long listen as far as audiobooks go and it kept me engaged most of the way through.
I thought I had the twist figured out but what happened towards the end, I didn't see that coming.
Tough call, Porter did a fantastic job of bringing these characters to life. A lot of times it can be hard to believe the male narrator when they are acting as a female character. This is not the case with Porter, he did a great job with each character, employing their various accents and charactistics to make them feel like individuals, not just the next person in the dialogue. If I had to pick a favorite, it would probably be Veek. Her sarcasm and general disdain for everyone around her is off-putting at first but by the end of the story I grew to like her a lot.
There were a couple of "holy s**t" moments, but this isn't an overly emotional story. There was one specific moment where Veek and Nate where having a conversation that I actually laughed out loud, again all due to Ray Porters delivery.
A little bit supernatural, a little bit thriller, a little bit sci-fi, this book takes ideas from a bunch of different genres and does a wonderful job of merging them together. I've never read/listened to anything by Peter Cline before. I enjoyed this story immensely, but more than the story telling and writing, I think it's because of the narration. I really cannot give Ray Porter enough credit here. My favorite audiobook of late is Ready Player One (what can I say, I'm a product of the 80's) mostly because of Wil Wheaton's narration, and I would put Ray Porter right up next to him and I look forward to the next book I pick up that is narrated by him.
The character development was well done and the performance was quite good. The story kept me wondering what was going happen next and the action was exciting. Although it isn't a profound story, it was fun and not just another sci-fi trodding over the same story line again and again.
I would have liked a little more development of the science behind it.
Ever character he did stood significantly on their own. I often found myself wondering if it was the same performer for all the voices.
Since I listen to many of the books while driving to work, there have been times where I didn't want to get out of the car just yet.
Say something about yourself!
This book reads well from the beginning and it will keep you all the way to the end. The characters are just perfect.
This book started a little slow and the story took awhile to evolve, but once it did it was fascinating....kindof an old style science fiction story.
When they went into the basement.
Lots of characters well represented by one voice.
Yes, Definitely! I have already started listening to parts of it again with my daughter and discovered that there are little things of importance that I initially didn't pay attention to. So, I will be listening to this again from the beginning and still hold on to the edge of my seat while I do.
What's behind the door of apartment 14. That is all I will say because I don't want to spoil anything for any future readers!
He did a wonderful job of the different voices and accents of the characters. Superb job on inflection in the voices and makes you feel you're listening in on the conversations.
Yes! It was so hard to put down that I was sleep deprived for a few days while I listened in long stretches. If I didn't have to work I wouldn't have turned it off.
Get it! Listen! and then listen AGAIN!
I would recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries, comedy, and Sci-Fi.
Each discovery the team made was a memorable moment that kept you wanting more.
I did not, but I am now a fan and will be looking up other books he has read for.
I normally don't get into Science Fiction drama, but I loved the whole mystery that this book delivered. Especially loved the Scooby Doo references! Who doesn't love Scooby???
14 is well written, intelligent, and genuinely suspenseful. Frankly. it was better than I expected. The characters are believable and individual. Those intended to be likeable are likeable. In retrospect, there are some improbabilities (beyond those inherent in the nature of the story) and some loose ends, but they didn't bother me when I was listening to the book. I didn't love the narration, but for the most part, it was unobtrusive. The narrator did occasionally mispronounce a word, and, more often, fell into the too-common trap of too much emphasis on the wrong word. I wouldn't seek out books read by this narrator, but I wouldn't avoid them, either.
The story is a little far-fetched, but I enjoyed the characters. Definitely worth my credit!