I actually, unexpectedly, loved this book! I've read better stories, seen better characters, looked into better worlds, but somehow, Clines struck some wonderful sweet spot in ALL of these areas, leaving us with a great, fresh, INTERESTING, story. I really loved every minute of this book! I'd definitely listen again, because I was truly sad when I saw this book was at its end...
This book was much better than I was expecting. I want to rent an apartment in this building.
It has great buildup and blends historical characters in that validates it's ideas. It did not disappoint in the story or the ending.
Well done book. It's one of those you feel depressed about finishing, because you like the characters so much.
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I felt this book was well written and deeply thought out. The narrator did an excellent job with the characters. There were beyond the real-world ideas that the author had to portray and he did it well. I didn't give it 5 stars b/c I thought the sci-fi was a bit over the top but I'm glad I listened to this book.
The best part about this book is the team work and friendship amongst the tennants. Getting to see the natural flow of the group forming relationships with one another over something weird is uniquely entertaining. It's a fun book, with stakes that are much higher than you would ever anticipate. I dont want to spoil anything here but ill just say that HP lovecraft is a very obvious influence on the story and if your a fan of his work i think you will be very comfortable here.
This is the first Peter Clines audio boook I've listened to, and overall, it was a pretty satisfying experience. The story starts out slow, but gains a lot of momentum from the half way point and beyond. Mr. Clines fleshes out his characters well, and each has their own seperate and distinct personality. As a horror story, this one is a cut above many others that I have read. The narration by Ray Porter is mostly one dimensional, but he gets the job done.
I almost stopped this one because I found the performance unsatisfying. However, stick it out past chapter one and what unfolds is a wild story about an apartment building that is the stopgap between our world and a completely "other" world that if unleashed, would devour our own.
It is a wholly unbelievable premise, but the characters -the residents of this L.A. apartment building- and their crusade to save the world is engaging stuff. If you are a fan of H.P. Lovecraft and filmmaker David Cronenberg, you will really appreciate this.
Forget the performance, that will be easy to do by chapter two, let yourself go and join the characters in their quest to save the world.
This story kept me guessing for a long time. I also really liked this cast of characters.The book was very like Dean Koontz.That is a compliment to the author,in my opinion.
No. I loved this reader. He was a big part of my enjoyment of this book. He's a keeper. I will be looking for Mr.Porter.
Not really. It was a book that builds suspense from the first page.There were lots of moments between characters that were moving.You must suspend belief through most of this book. That's the fun of it really,or you'll be constantly saying to yourself "why don't these people just move".
Of all of the books that I have listened to on Audible this one has surprised me the most. This is an exciting and fun book with interesting characters bizarre set pieces and some great pacing. Highly recommended.