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.
Listening since 2004. Mystery, thrillers and anything that can blend with a walk, jog, exercise, long drive or a wait at the airport.
Only realy disappointment in this book was that I cam to know that this is kind of a fantasy/sci-fi fiction after going to some part of the book. I had chosen it as a regular "on the earth" thriller. Usually I do not like out of the earth stuff,but I managed to complete this book as the characters are interesting, there is structure to the book which keeps you engaged, it move at the right pace to keep you interetsed for the next event. So, I enjoyed it. You too can, provided you are not turned off by a step out of this planet!
The writing, the reading, the characters!!! The characters were the best, you can imagine these people really existing. The mystery was edge of the seat and yet so realistic until the end. This book is awesome until the ending, stupid ending but I don't regret listening because the journey was so entertaining!
Yes and No, the overall book is a fantastic realistic mystery until the end
Great reader! His voice goes perfect with the character he reads for
Great book bad ending. I would still recommend it though!
Coffee and a Book Chick
When Nate has to find a new apartment, he never thought one with such cheap rent in a great location with a view would fall into his lap. It's not a big deal that his apartment isn't perfect, but when he realizes that everyone else's also has an odd difference here and there, with quirks that just don't add up, Nate and his fellow building-mates decide to figure it all out. And what really is behind the door of apartment # 14?
I loved this story. With recent selections for both audio and print missing the entertainment mark for me, 14 by Peter Clines was an absolute welcome relief. It completely knocked it out of the park. A combination of mystery, suspense, thriller, fantasy, and a whole heck of a lot of humor, I was completely whisked away into this sometimes creepy, but always interesting, fun ride into the mystery of why an entire apartment building has such cheap rent. With a thoroughly unique cast of characters who regularly referenced the Scooby gang, I adored them all, as they just wanted to figure out the mystery of their building. Clines' story is a hit for any long road trip, and the narrator is INCREDIBLE. That's right, Internet. He's an ALL CAPS kind of awesome, and I seriously need to find everything Ray Porter has narrated and buy them all now. (He also narrated Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and I loved that one as well.)
I could probably share more, but I'm worried I'd spill the beans inadvertently. Suffice it to say that this is the most fun I've had with a story in a long time and I loved it. With pop culture references including everything from the TV show "Lost" to which recent Hulk movie was better (duh, the Ed Norton one), there's a little bit for everyone who enjoys getting thrown into a mystery that has a slight edge of creepiness to it. I've heard Peter Clines is a horror writer, and although there were moments that were a little freaky, I don't know if I'd tag this as horror. Mostly, it's a suspenseful thriller as a vibrant cast of characters decides to spend their free time trying to figure out their building's odd layout, quirks, and vibe. It's well worth it.
I came across this Novel by sheer chance, and I am so glad I did. The Narrator Ray Porter brings the Story to life sucks you into the story. Author Peter Clines, is now on my radar, and I hope(finger crossed) many more books to come in the series. Great book and Great Listen. I recommend to anyone who like a bit of history with their mystery.