The performance was superb. The story was gripping enough from the start all the way through to the middle, but then it ran thin, leaving much unexplained. It was a shame for I had high hopes for it in the strong beginning.
I only give 5 stars when a book draws me in within minutes and makes me not want to stop listening. I live in LA and the traffic can be horrendous. Great audible books make the time enjoyable.
14 grabs you from the start and draws you in to the mystery... you will find yourself feeling like you are one of the 'mystery crew" . The characters are well developed, but not to the point of tedium... War and peace this book is not; fun it is.
14 started out a bit slow and the style of writing took a bit of getting used to, but a few chapters in I was hooked. Peter Clines does a masterful job of building character, building suspense, building plot. Ray Porter does an exceptional job with narration. His Squale is especially convincing
Although the book is far, far more than this, I would say that "Lovecraft for the 21st century" would not be a bad way of describing this book in just a few words.
Outstanding adventure novel
Every time they explored a new section of the building for the first time. Which was bascially every chapter.
I had never heard Ray Porter before "14", but he was excellent, put him righ up there with Will Wheaton. He nails all the accents.
Loved this book from start to finish. Wish it was longer.
14 is in the top ten of the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
Well, I don't want to provide a spoiler. There is an adventurous tipping point when the story goes from strange and interesting but relatively mundane to "wait... What?!"
I believe this is a first Ray Porter performance for me, but I enjoyed the reading!
This is a book I found myself reacting out loud to events... Gasping "OH NO!" or "No way, you are not going to do that to this character!"
Give it a try!
Yes. Overall, it was fun and I think I got a credit's worth out of it.
Ray Porter used a variety of accents for the characters and did it so that it enhanced the story.
The reviews encouraged me to try this book and I'm glad I did. The stage-setting at the beginning was somewhat off-putting, but soon the freshness of the story soon pulled me in. I used this book as light entertainment to unwind with at the end of the day. It wasn't difficult to keep up with, yet unexpected events and character interactions kept me listening. Not a life-altering tale, but worth reading.
l'enfer c'est les autres
From the first page onward, this book never lets the listener down. Sometimes I hated to pause the story because it was getting so exciting and other times the story would make me laugh out loud. The ensemble of characters investigating the anomalies became like a family to the observer of the story and consequently the listener feels as if he is part of the family too.
If your looking for something strictly for entertainment, this story can fill the bill.
Ray Porter did an amazing job with this book. Very cool story with a cool array of characters.
The author did a fantastic job of giving each character a moment of coolness and plenty of good scenes to go around.
Scooby Doo and the gang with NO f'n scrappy!
I really enjoyed this book and found the mystery part very entertaining. It's kind of en vogue to use Lovecraft and Clines does so without infringing on the originals. Old meets new, loved the style, cast of characters, and the humor.
I can't say enough about Ray Porter in this book. He did an amazing job with each character. The story reminded me a little of John Dies at the End, in as far as the characters and how shit just happens, but they all just rolled with it.
Silly Fun Enjoyable
If you like the Iron Druid series you will probably enjoy this book. Set in contemporary times but then goes off into SyFy land in a great way.
Nathan was the best but they were all great. Viik and then Tim.
It will make your nose bleed.
I didn't like it at first. The character build up seems slow. Yet, at the end of the book I felt like the slow start really made the incredible action at the end better because I was attached to all the characters.