Such an interesting story, a mystery sci-fi inter-dimensional romp. I find it hard to write about without giving major parts of the story away.
Try it, I think you’ll like it.
that book was freakin awesome. i am gonna listen to it again right now. word
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and the pace of the story was fast. I found that I was engaged with the mystery throughout the entire book; I had no idea what was coming next and this book kept me guessing. I felt at times that I was right there in the building with the characters, many of whom I would have loved to live next door to when I lived in apartment buildings! I am glad that I listened to this on audio, as it added to the atmosphere. The narrator did an excellent job with the different voices.
loved the development of characters, author paints a story without being to wordy
This was hard to stop listening to, I found myself sitting in the car and trying to see what would happen next. I hope my next listen is just as good!
Definately, you just cant get the depth of the charachters until they come to life by audio. The cadence, the timbre, the personality, the emotions, they are all portrayed best by performance artists such as these talented narrarators.
While all the action is spectacuarly captured at the end, I most love charachter development in the beginning where we get to know each person in the story. But my favorite scenes are all the charachters simply getting to know each other on the rooftops, having a drink and enjoying the setting sun. Its something I can completely relate to and do with my friends currently. So while I love the action in the end, I really love the down time captured by the charachters.
His ability to capture the personalities, their personalities with just his voice.
Easily I could have, but that would have simply been cheating myself out of savoring the moment. I could have listened in 1 day. But like a good bar of dark chocolate, nibbles of intense goodness an hour or two at a time is best.
I loved this book so much I looked the author up on Facebook and told him I enjoyed his book and he totally messaged me back within 15 minutes of my post! How about that? An approachable author! Good just got better!
I like this kind of story, so for me it was great and I would recommend to anyone who likes sci-fi this is a great book.
I really liked friendship amongst the characters. These are people I would be friends with and their banter made me literally laugh out loud. Also, there was always a new discovery that kept me intrigued and wanting to know more.
Everything. The accents were great, I always knew which character was speaking. Porter is definitely one of the good ones.
I laughed out loud a lot, I shed some tears a couple of times and I might have possibly just stared at my computer screen at work during some of the more intense scenes b/c I just could not focus on anything but the story...but don't tell my boss ;)
Like I said, just 3 hours after finishing this book I was listening to it again; I have never done that before. I am still enjoying it even though I know what happens at the end. I hope y'all enjoy it as well :)
The narrator was amazing. He used so many different voices, and was able to master them. It really felt like you were listening to conversations between the characters.
Ray Porter was an amazing narrator and brought the characters to life.
Yes, I listen to audio books on my 3 hour commute and I did not want to turn the car off once I got to work.
This was a unique story, at least from the books that I have read. I could not have foreseen where the book ended up, and it kept me guessing.
Dad, mechanic, nerd, scifi geek, pc gamer
I would: the story is very well laid out for a sci-fi tale and the characters are fleshed out very well.
Every scene when the main group of characters get together: "seeing" and hearing their interactions and banter really brought the story to a head.
The visit to the other universe.
The development of the romantic relationships.
Really a good listen!
I loved 90% of this book. The investigation of the building, the growing camaraderie of the tenants, and the slow uncovering of the mysteries was really enjoyable.
Once the full extent of the mystery is revealed, I found it not what I expected. It was just a bit too fanciful and strange. That is just my tastes. The writing was still excellent.
So I liked most of this book and think you will too.