This book definitely has a little cheese, but everything is better with CHEESE. Seriously, the narrator was great. He was working hard to create all of these characters. The idea behind the conflict in the book was very creative. It you want to understand the physics of everything in this book, you are not going to like it. But, it you need something a little creepy and a little creative, it is a good pick.
The book started a bit slow but once it got momentum I couldn't stop listening. The narrator has amazing skills with all the different characters. Its been a week after I finished this book and I still find myself thinking about it. Worth every second!!
The characters and dialogue were great. I loved the development of personalities and the verbal exchanges. Generally I really liked the book until it moved into the realm of fantasy. Then it became very typical, and frankly, ruined.
A well written fun and interesting story, with decent character development and thickening plot. Waiting for the next installment.
The first moment they realized what was in room 14. Rocked it!!
The universe with a twist of the door knob.
I will try any book narrated by Ray Porter, but his Joe Ledger is still by far my favorite.
I like Sci Fi to an extent but this was not for me. Those that like sci fi thriller type might enjoy it. It just kept dragging on and I finally stopped listening
Possibly depending on the reviews
My favorite scene was when they opened the door to a specific apartment and the events that transpired afterwards. (I don't want to spoil it for those who have yet to read it)
Several. It went to slow for me even at 1.5 speed.
The narrator was one of the best I have ever heard. His ability to utilize different voices was exceptional and really gave each character their own voice. The narrator is what kept me listening for as long as I did.
I love audible to listen to my books while commuting in the SF Bay Area. It makes the time go by so fast and keeps me engrossed.
This book was recommended by a friend and I was addicted to listening by the second chapter. This book leaves you wondering about our life on earth and what might be out there. The read was great and the characters leave you wanting to get to know them even more!
I am new to the world of audiobooks, but I really enjoyed listening to this book! I thought the performance was well done. Ray Porter gave each character a unique sound and speech pattern, and his sense of timing really emphasized the suspenseful nature of the story.I thought the story itself was good. I am glad that the description doesn't give much away, because I was continually surprised. Very few of my predictions ended up being right. There were also several times throughout the second half where I thought it had finally come to the "big reveal," and I thought "wow, that's crazy!", only to find out a few chapters later that what I had thought to be so cool was only small potatoes compared to what came next, and next, and next, and so on.I don't know if I would have enjoyed this as much if I had been reading it myself. From my limited experience, I would recommend this as a good listening choice.
I bought this for a long plane trip and it was horrible. There is no excitement and it just goes on and on about these losers who have nothing better to do than to determine how their apartment building works. What a waste of time.
Not this author.
All of them.
This tale began as just the type of page-turner I'd hoped it would be: The pace, setting and cast of characters seemed a choice fit as a thriller, and what kept me hooked was that I could NOT figure out where it all could possibly be going. An excellent narrator added to the mix.
SEMI-SPOILER ALERT: Alas, about at the book's 3/4 mark, upon hearing the brief mention of "Lovecraft", elements began lining up in that more predictable direction, and while I don't discount that genre in and of itself, I suppose I'd hoped for a bit more, given the earlier intrique.
Still very much worth the listen, just not one that may figure to be an enduring favorite of me personally.
Fun, engaging, unexpected.
It reminds me of several Stephen King books, but it's more light hearted than King.
Ray Porter does a great job differentiating between characters with accents and tone.
I loved this book. I didn't expect to... I bought it on a whim, but I've listened to it twice and throughly enjoyed it both times. The characters are all interesting and believable people, and the story remains believable even when it crosses into the fantastic.