I normally don't get into Science Fiction drama, but I loved the whole mystery that this book delivered. Especially loved the Scooby Doo references! Who doesn't love Scooby???
14 is well written, intelligent, and genuinely suspenseful. Frankly. it was better than I expected. The characters are believable and individual. Those intended to be likeable are likeable. In retrospect, there are some improbabilities (beyond those inherent in the nature of the story) and some loose ends, but they didn't bother me when I was listening to the book. I didn't love the narration, but for the most part, it was unobtrusive. The narrator did occasionally mispronounce a word, and, more often, fell into the too-common trap of too much emphasis on the wrong word. I wouldn't seek out books read by this narrator, but I wouldn't avoid them, either.
The story is a little far-fetched, but I enjoyed the characters. Definitely worth my credit!
I read/listen purely for enjoyment and any reviews are based on that. Mostly fantasy, mystery, suspense.
I wasn't sure about 14. It kept coming up in my recommendations so I finally decided to give it a whirl. And what a whirl it was. I didn't think a story about neighbors in an apartment complex could possibly be interesting, let alone fun, but every step of the way was great. I really like Clines, even the mundane parts of this book were made interesting through his writing and the mystery and action continued to grow throughout the story. It was fun and funny as well as a dark and strange historical (kind of) tale. This one was a shot in the dark, and it was right on target. Very, very, very, happy I used that credit.
I was hoping to find a creepy/suspenseful story that wasn't cheesy. This lured me in with what seemed like a good plot, then took a sharp left into (what I deemed to be) a completely different story. Without trying to spoil anything, I'll just say it began like a good mystery/ghost story and ended like a cheesy sci-fi one. For those who are into sci-fi, this might be more interesting. However, for those expecting something scary - even mildly creepy - this is not the book for you.
I totally enjoyed this book. It was very engaging right from the start. Loved the people in the book. Even the big bad was cool. Peter Cline surprised me quite a few times with the turns the plot took. I would love to go back to visit them all in a new story.
I had a really a good time listening to this book. Hated when it ended.
When he was helped to notice there weren't any power lines connected to the building.
He did a great job. I think Ive got a pretty vivid imagination so I don't think there is a contest there. I really liked his presentation. I think we worked well together. Peter's story, Ray's audio, and my visuals.
When they lost Tim.
Its been a long time since I've read a book where one of the main characters is named "Tim".
A book that captured my imagination
The reader drew me in, allowed me to focus on the story and be completely unaware of the reader himself. That's the best kind of performance--on in which the reader doe ssuch a good job of "telling" the story that you really forget the performance aspect and simply get drawn into the writer's world.
Upper middle. I liked the narration, and i liked the first half of the book more than the second. I found myself losing some interest as it went on. However, because it was like putting a puzzle together and unraveling the mystery is a big plus. I couldn't figure out what was going on, and of course I didn't until the end of the book.
I would have to say Bad Glass. It was very strange. All these anomalies going on around you, mysteries messages, things not making sense, and also I lost interest in the second half of this book as well.
This story definitely has some twist and turns. I figured there was going to be something really scary in room 14, but the story turns out to be even better than just room 14. The Cast of characters is what really makes this a great story, they all do what has to be done in order to help each other.
Tim was definitely my favorite character. This was a level headed guy who knew how to handle situations. Excellent friend.
Ray is a MASTER reader. He read the Joe Ledger series, and really gave Ledger some depth and character. Roy knows how to bring any story to life!
YUP, most definitely. However, I have to force myself to not listen to it when I'm not commuting so that I have something great to listen to while I'm commuting.
Great book by a GREAT reader.
I frequently set my iPod timer with the speaker under my head on the pillow top and 'listen myself to sleep.' This is not a good candidate for that type of listening/reading. The last quarter of the book wasn't as strong as the first three quarters (as many of the reviewers have mentioned) but I didn't find myself ready to end just because the story ending was a bit odd. All in all I found it to be a modern take on H.P. Lovecraft style writing - wierd fiction that kept my attention. It is exciting; it isn' particularly scary, gory or Stephen-King-style-thrilling. It's a good book. Listen to it.