It was suspenseful and engaging from start to finish. It's a mystery that is filled with twists and turns and references to other works in the scifi genre
author of "Starfish"
Great writing. Porter's rich and varied narration is tops.
I wish I knew of other books to compare to "14". I hope to find more!
Aside from the wonderful way he has of individuating the characters, Porter's performance allows the listener to experience the rhythm and cadence of the writing. I write and teach creative writing, so it's icing on the cake, to learn craft from the performance.
I need to think about that. There are so many directions you could go with this.
Clines pulls off a rarity - one heck of a read with very little (if any) of the graphic stuff that's become the hallmark of our culture. Likeable characters, great dialogue, a well paced story, and no zombies or vampires! What's NOT to love??
I'm comfortable giving this to a grandmother or a high schooler. How many books can you say that about?
I hope to read more like this. : )
Narrator fit the character
Loved the story line, depth and unpredictability
Liked it so much I started it over as soon as I finished it!
An exciting, creative story that is well narrated and sprinkled with nerd humor and pulp references. 14 made a cross country road trip so entertaining.
To be honest, everything. From beginning to end I was captivated. I didn't want the story to end. This was my first experience with Peter Clines' books and it won't be the last. I woke up from a nap during a cross country road trip and this was on. I was instantly hooked. If I had run across this book I probably would have dismissed it and moved on because its genre is not really in my wheel house of interests. I would have missed out.
The voices that Ray Porter can create are out of this world. You loose the fact that it was just Ray Porter while listening. I'm a fan.
I love reading and I love audiobooks!
I loved how in-depth the author was with the scenery and also with the characters.
I liked all the characters because they all had something different and quirky about their personalities. I would have liked to know more about Mandy (I think that was her name).
No, but now I definitely will!
The whole book felt like one big Scooby Doo adventure, except more dangerous! I kept trying to figure out each clue and what everything meant. It was awesome!
I have no idea. I don't read books any more.
The random comment comparing someone in the book to "Dr. Walter Bishop" ... I still giggle over it.
Everything. I bought this book solely because Ray Porter narrated it and because I'd already re-listened to the Joe Ledger series three times in a row and there still isn't another Joe Ledger book to listen to. I just now ordered another unknown to me author - narrated by Ray Porter.
The Control Room. That whole thing. The visualization of it. Moved me in a hugely creepy way.
I loved this book. I came into it blind. I did not know Peter Clines although the synopsis sounded like something I'd like. I was very correct. I will go look for more of Mr. Clines' books - hopefully narrated by Ray Porter.
I bought this because it seemed a little different for me, but had great reviews. I found the story disconnected and the characters shallow and stereotypical. Throughout the story, a couple of the characters have a running joke about being just like the characters in Scooby Doo. I found some irony in this, both because the joke did nothing to advance the plot, and because the characters and plot were thinner than a 2 dimensional Scooby cartoon.
Since I bought this title in September - I have listened to it 3 times, it's just that good.
Nate has to find a new place to live, and he finds a steal of an apartment. So there are a few weird things, okay maybe more than a few. But with the help of some of the other tenants he intends to figure out the oddities, what he didn't figure on is that finding out may just bring about the end of the world as we know it.
I mostly took this book on due to the great reviews on it, and I wasn't disappointed !The book proved to be a great listen, it's funny and touching, the plot is clever and very intriguing, you just have to know what's coming next. I very much enjoyed the different types of characters that were put together, the way they react to each other, and the way both the people and their relationships develop throughout the book.