In sales and on the road a lot. Love SciFi, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional Non-Fiction. Funny. Opinionated.
In a heartbeat. I think that I came in with such low expectations that the book caught me off-guard. It a a solid and entertaining time-killer with decent and authentic characters. When things get crazy the book really takes off.
How to say this without ruining anything? The airlock.
This book flows well. It is a good spring/summertime read and you should be able to knock it out in 2 or 3 days. If I could change anything it would be towards the end when things get "other-worldly," I would have reined that in a little. It's a good 4 star book that I would recommend.
I may but i have to read positive feedback out of other people before i spend my time on it.
Most interesting is the mystery itself and how slowly they are uncovering it. That made it a page turner. Least interesting is when the mystery was revealed and everything went Hollywood action style on the end.
He was consistently good and loved how he brought the characters to life.
I was expecting something more at the end but it fell flat in my opinion but it was still a time well spent.
Fun read but the ending is not as mind blowing as i expected.
Slight silly, mostly mellow, little lady.
It is definitely in my top 5. There were parts of this book that actually had me on the edge of my seat and yelling. I haven't been this involved with a book and the fate of its characters for a very long while. The entire experience was amazing.
He did a great job of embodying the characters. Each person had a distinct voice and I could immediately tell who was who. His narration gave me so much more than I just the text could have. Excellent performance!!
Please, please read it.
Just a Latino living life in NYC
I met Peter Clines through his Zombie Superhero book, EX-Heroes. Now 14 - I was so enthralled by this book.. I thought I was near the end of book...(no spoiler here) thinking ok its a good book and here comes the end but wait ... there is more! I looked and I had an hour to go! I thought wow more story.... Love it...hope it becomes a series, I would like to see where the characters go!
I liked the characters in this book and it seemed okay for the first half. At some point this book went berserk and became WAY too Sci Fi for my taste. Just not my cup of tea and gave up somewhere in the second half.
I wasn't sure if I would like this book, but read it on a recommendation. I was hooked immediately. Great story, great characters, great narration! Even if you are not a tried and true fan of science fiction, I'd recommend that you give this book a try. You might be surprised!
14 is creepy, chilling and fun.
There's a nail-biting scene that had my heart pounding!
Mr. Porter's accents bring so much to the book. I really enjoyed that!
I've always been a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction. I don't have a "favorite genre" - I just like good books. I especially like audio books that are well read.
It's hard to say... the story was FANTASTIC .... creative, compelling, suspenseful. The reading by the narrator was amazing. This narrator was so good at changing his voice you could easily believe multiple actors were reading the script.
Tim was my favorite character. I liked that he added balance and leadership without taking over from Nate. He was the sensible guy and very street smart.
I have not, but I will pick up more narrated by him. It was excellent and added immensely to my enjoyment of the book.
When something is too good to be true.... run!
I hope they do make a movie of this.. I'd love to see it.
I originally chose this audio book based on other reviews. I had never heard of the author, but 14 had some amazing comments, do I have it a go. it was better than I imagined! There is humor, mystery, and a touch of romance.
14's plot is very engaging. It draws you into the mystery behind the building where the story takes place, giving it a real presence and character. The mystery unfolds in a very satisfying way and dragged me in chapter after chapter. Unfortunately, where the writer falls short is in dialogue and characterization. The protagonist is wooden and interchangeable. The supporting characters have more to them but they come across as types: The sex pot, the nerdy girl, the "dude", the man with a hidden past ... Clines does a good enough job that you do start to care about these people but the dialogue kills me. Think about the lines in any generic blockbuster film with forced humor, pointless sexual innuendo and repetitive expressions (how many times should the characters "...take a a hit..." off of something?)
I took a creative writing class once and was told to go to public places and listen to real conversations to develop a realistic reparte. This guy needs that. And I hope he gets there because the story in general was actually pretty good.
The narrator was spot on. He melded into the story and did a great job giving the characters distinctive voices.