This book is not my usual type of book. When I purchased it, I thought it was a straight forward mystery. but I found it has a sci fi twist. I am not usually a sci fi reader, but the premise of this book was intriguing and kept me listening. Usually I am doing some type of light work while I am listening, housework, etc, but 14 was so interesting that at times I just stopped work and sat down to listen.
Yes I would. I don't have time to sit and read a book. The only difficult thing I found about this one was I got sucked in and found my self sitting there with my mouth open or gasping. Ray Porter did a FANTASTIC job at narrating.
I'm going to have to say Veek. She reminded me of myself. Her sass and dry humor. Although what caught my attention at first was Nate's character. He was/is like me. Hates his job, no money in the bank and no plans for the future. I was routing the whole time for Veek and Nate work together. Don't want to give too much away
This was my first time listening to Ray Porter. If any of his other performances are like this one, I'm in!
Funny you say that....I was thinking, wow this can be a really good movie. The tag line would be "Sometimes the things behind closed doors are better left that way."
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Kept me on my toes the entire time. Found myself gasping and yelling NO or even crying at moments. I'm glad I read some of this reviews, it was the best choice I made. Bravo Peter Clines, bravo!
The scene appears simple - just an apartment house - and then it pulls you in and in. Cline slowly increases the mystery and at the same time we learn about our own fears as the characters learn about their surroundings. I felt at home in this story because it has parallels with my favorite "American Gods."
Ray Porters subtle shifts during this fast paced mystery are so well done that he enhances the mystery and he brings out the fear .
Maybe Cline will team up with Gaiman soon ?
14 is a fun book and a worthwhile listen. It might have been a deeper and more powerful book but many questions are not explored and the conclusion is rather swift and sketchy, That's why I left off the 5th star.
But it is enjoyable, light-hearted (for a supernatural thriller) and good-natured.
Worth a listen., especially if you are looking for escape and you don't want to slog through a 30 hour fantasy novel.
I would say it was 3.5 to 4.0 range.
I am not a big scifi fan but the narrartor really helped build the suspense. It was a little out there but most scifi stories are.
He really made the book for me.
I found this to be a slow moving book with interesting ideas that never really lit up with excitement or suspense until the very end. By that time, I was only finishing the book out of stubborness. The narrator definitely had a challenge portraying under-achievers as lively or interesting. OK listen. Not work the 4.2 rating.
I did not want this book to end... seriously didn't see any of this coming and have become a new fan of Clines.
It does rank rather high on my list.
It surprised me how much I liked the story as aliens have never been my favorite materials for a book. It was exiting and the aliens not so much in front as the battle of the tenants in the house.
I liked everyone. Thank you Ray Porter, I thoroughly enjoyed your narration.
I probably would have if I had had the time!
I listen to audio books on my drive to and from work (40 minutes) for the most part. I can tell if a book is really enjoyable in my estimation if I find myself wanting to listen to it beyond the hour and 20 minutes a day driving.
I am relatively new to this genre and did not suspect that I would enjoy it so much. The story is engaging, exciting, crazy, unbelievable and scary and the characters ring true. I found my self wanting to listen way past my 40 minute drive home. In fact I whizzed through this book so fast that I know I will be looking for another Peter Clines book soon.
Not really. Characters are not interesting. No depth. The relationships have no content. Did not like what the mystery turned out into.