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3.5 overall. Slow to start off. I am not as big of fan of the narrator as other reviewers. He was okay, but I don't think he was as wonderful as everybody was saying. His accents were okay, but when he just read in his normal voice he was a little dry. I will admit that I sometimes dread the beginning of books because they have to build up the story, and sometimes it takes a while. This one took about half a book. I ended up listening to a short story in between because I wasn't as excited to get back to the book as a good book would make me. And once it started to pick up it went into super drive. Of course that doesn't mean it was good. It was an okay book with monsters that have been done before. Too many characters to have any connection with any of them and it took forever to introduce them, although they were likable. It was probably worth a BOGO free sale (which lucky that’s how I got it), but I wouldn't use a whole credit. Try Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia, it rocks.
I often find myself listening to a long series. This was a nice break in my routine and made me want to listen to it twice. I especially liked how the narrator handled the personalities and voices of the characters.
I loved this book. It had so many elements and the narrators ability to include so many accents added to the listening experience. I didn't want to stop once it really got into the story of the building and didn't see some of the twists and turns coming. I love when a book draws me in so much, raises questions, and leaves me wishing the story could go on and continuously develop. This is an excellent sci-fi mystery. I don't want to say much more or I may accidentally give away some important plot points.
I absolutely love this book. I wish there was a sequel! The narration was great and the storyline was humorous. I am not a big sci-fi person but this book had me hook and seeking for more. If you are looking for a book to keep you on the edge of your seat, this is it! One purchase you will not regret.
Give me more
Tim, I like his backstory
yes, I did not get borred
Yes but I do not want to spoil
A fun journey with unexpected turns and twists
Sure, it is a good sci-fi mystery book. Good story, enjoyable characters.
I was not expecting the last 8 chapters. The story showed no signs of what the ending would be.
Great performance, distinct voices for each charecter.
No, it was a good listen to at work book.
I thought this book was a time travel book, it does touch on that but it is more of a mystery than a time travel book. But it is a good story and worth a listen.
This book will not change your life, but it is definitely entertaining if you enjoy sci-fi/fantasy. It reads a bit like it wants to be a movie, the characters aren't deep and neither is the plot. But its just odd enough that I really couldn't stop listening. Plus the reader is quite good.
It's in the top 15 among all the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
Hip humor, engaging characters, not too much love story, and a mystery that has a million facets!
Tie - Tim and Roger
Shaggy and Velma knocked out the sun.
This is one of the best audiobooks I've heard so far. I was absolutely riveted to it and stayed up too late more than a few times to keep reading!
Not sure what else I'd compare it to. Reminds me a little of a non-horror kind of "Thirteen Ghosts" in book form.
This was my first time listening to Ray Porter. He was absolutely perfect for this book. His character voices were excellent. I especially loved Tim and Veek's voices...and Andrew's was so slightly, but so perfectly, "off" that he gave me the creeps from the first moment he was introduced (then again, any super-religious person does that to me automatically LOL). The only tiny critique I might make, and I'm not even sure if it's deserved, is that his tone during the narrative passages made him sound like he was reading for a purely male audience. His voice was a bit abrupt, just a tad macho, perhaps. But I got used to it, and his character portrayals completely erase any criticism I might make.
It made me laugh out loud several times...character interactions were great. I didn't cry, but I felt sad a couple of times, and there were moments when, if it was a movie, I'd probably have covered my eyes.
Really loved this book! It surprised me because I didn't really expect much of it as I hadn't ever heard of the author or the narrator. But the way the story teased me along little by little, revealing just a little bit of weirdness at a time till it all built into a really awesome climax...it was an extremely satisfying "read."
30-something engineer and audiobook addict.
I listened to this book on a car trip and it did its job of keeping me awake. I was drawn in and captivated by the characters and the pace of the suspense in the early chapters of the book was perfect....but the last quarter of the book had me raising one eyebrow and repeatedly asking "who thought of this?" I will freely admit that I am not a huge Sci-Fy fan. But I liked the way the mystery in the book was introduced and the idea of harmonics appealed to my engineer brain. But...then the book took a departure...a huge leap. A leap that was too far for my head. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone and it really did keep me entertained, it just kind of went off the rails for me toward the end. I would have more appreciated more of the level-headed pace and believable plot over the crazy place the author took us. But, if you need a book to keep you awake on a drive, this should do it.
This is the first Peter Clines book I've read and I probably won't seek him out as one of my favorite authors. He just seemed to leap too far for me.
Ray was a good narrator and the voices he did at the end of the book were great. My biggest complaint is that Veek's voice sounded just like the super's voice and one was supposed to be Indian and the other German I think? Listening to him do the antagonist's voices (trying not to give too much away) at the end was great - although I'm sure it left him with a sore throat.
I pictured Tim as a young Tommy Lee Jones and I pictured Roger as a long-haired and unshaven Bradley Cooper. Aarti Mann would play Veek and Seth Green is actually who I pictured for Nate. I pictured Brittany Snow (with blue hair and an attitude) for Xela.
Good build up to the mystery but the answer just went a step too far for me. I prefer sci-fy that is based a little closer to reality.