What a ride!
This book had so many twists and turns it was hard to see where it was going, but once it was all revealed, it held up strongly. It was a fun, great listen!
I loved his performance of the various characters (and there were many!). He put a lot of thought into how they sounded and was able to carry it through the entire story. I also love his voice.
You don't want to know what's behind all the doors...
I couldn't stop listening to it. I try to dole myself out 2-3 hours of listening at a time. I basically inhaled this book through my ears.
Loved the narrator ! A++++ unfortunately, the story went way off-track with every sci-fi cliche thrown into the overstuffed plot. If the story had kept it's focus on the original premise, diverse tenants in a creepy apartment building, this would have been so much better.
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.