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.
I think this book popped up on a "recommended" email from Audible. Sounded interesting, thought I'd give it a try. I haven't read all the comments about the book, but I'm sure they're saying the same thing. WOW! What a great listen. I spend a lot of time in my car and I was finding myself almost late for work because I would get where I was going and sit in the car listening. I had absolutely no concept going in what it was going to be about and it kept me riveted until the end. I had no idea what was going to happen and very few books keep me so enthralled. Ray Porter did an excellent job with the narration. All the characters seemed so real, I felt like I was also a tenant in the building. Don't think you can go wrong on this one.
Love to exercise while listening
It was funny at times. Suspenseful. Engaging. I was expecting a horror with a weak plot, but was I surprised. The characters were believable and the story was surprising. Loved it!
Roy was the perfect reader. He could make the characters sound happy without having to laugh. He had the right pauses and sighs. Each character had their own voice without sounding silly. He was not distracting and didn't take from the story like many readers do.
Yes. I found myself finding ways so I could keep listening like going for long walks or staying on the treadmill longer.
After listening to this one, it's been hard finding another that makes me want to stay on the treadmill.
I liked this book but didn't think that everything was neatly tied up in the end. To me, there were many unexplained phenomena that just hung there unresolved. I'd like to see what Murakami could have done with this story. It held my interest but aside from the lack of resolution, the writing was a bit flat - the characters "nodded" and "shook their heads" way too much; surely there's a better way to convey assent or dissent than to use these terms ad nauseam.
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
I felt that the ending was just too weird. I would have made the descent into strangeness a bit less acute.
I found the way the relationships developed between the characters quite interesting. An odd collection of people.
Peter Clines's novel, 14, kept me on the edge of my seat. I can recommend it to anyone who would enjoy the combination of James Dashner (Maze Runner) and H. P. Lovecraft's cosmic horror.
A "most memorable moment" occurs at the decidedly weird turn when the building and occupants enter an alternate reality.
A great narrator is one whom the listener forgets is there. I became engrossed in the story because of Ray Porter's excellent use of voice inflection, pauses, and the change of tone and accents between characters.
I experienced the special element of surprise at the end when a main character receives a job offer. (I don't want to spoil it for the perspective reader).
The last few chapters go a little too far and over-the-top, but Cline reels it back in for a satisfying conclusion.
Entertaining, amusing, appealing
The different characters and how they interacted was what I liked best about this book. I loved Veek!
The plot was good, except I knew what was going on way before I would have liked to keep the plot interesting. I wanted the book done at about the 2/3 mark.
Veek!, but I find all his portrayals excellent.
Some of the scenes were absolutely hilarious. I laughed so hard, I nearly wet myself during Nat's shoe scene.
I think Ray Porter made this book.
His narrator voice always relaxes me so I am able to just enjoy the other characters.
If you liked his narration, try The Runelords series.
Not a great book, but well worth the listen. I highly recommend 14.
An audio book fiend
I bought this book because of all of the reviews. I have to say I was not disappointed. Once it was over I found myself trying to find similar books as this one defined a genre for me. Has to be one of my favorite books ever. Just sit back and enjoy the mystery!
Top ten of several hundred.
In my reaction to the characters, Mr.Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. For not wanting to put it down, any in the Outlander series, for ability to make me suspend my disbelief in un-reality/fantasy, Hunger Games...
Tim, or Veek, or Nate! Great job Narrator! I can't choose!
Wish there were more to the story.