A group of average people living in an LA apartment building find strange things and discover the fate of the world lies in their hands. This could've been OK but there are no ideas pondered, no commentary on anything, just occasional action and lightly humorous camaraderie with silly but deadly monsters at the end. It could be a TV episode it’s so lightweight.
I read, knit and read and knit at the same time thanks to audible!
I picked this book based on all of the reviews which is not something that I normally pay attention to. It didn't appeal to me but I felt like I had to give it a go.
WOW, the characters are wonderful and their interaction for me was even better than the story going on. I came to feel like they were my extended dysfunctional family! I found it hard to stop listening.
As for the story, I am not sure. It held my attention. It was suspenseful but I found myself getting confused or lost a few times. That could very well just be me though.
Overall, I am glad I listened to this book. It was a nice change of pace for me.
The story started out great and being my first audio book ever, I listened to the entire book but now I am wondering why especially after it turned to syfi.
I wasn't into the SyFi
None, it would be a great book if you enjoy a touch of SyFi
Reader was very good
Story was just too weird... forced myself to finish it... a waste of my time...
The performance by Ray Porter was excellent. Each character came alive with a unique voice as did the action... when the momentum of the story ramped up, Ray managed to articulate that intensity without overselling it.
The story itself was solid. The set up, the charters were excellent in every way. My only issue is this. It's wonderful when a story takes an unexpected turn... as this one did... I just wasn't completely on board with it.
I did like the way Peter ended the book. It was exactly right.
The story is compelling; I couldn't wait to know what was going to happen next.
The dialog is very well written -- very entertaining, very real, and sometime laugh out loud funny. Peter Clines did a great job maintaining the personalities of each character -- what each character offered was consistent with their personality.
I have nothing to compare it to. Story is unique.
He blew me away when he read a scene involving 5 characters, each in a different voice. Very impressive. He's a top notch reader.
Dialog often made me laugh
For pete's sake -- listen to this book. It's different, entertaining, and fun!
I was unfamiliar with the author but the short synopsis of the book sounded good. I started listening to it and in no time was hooked. What makes the book great is the story and characters. Well written.
It's an unusual story. Where he came up with this idea is beyond me, but it was fantastic.
This is the first time I've heard Ray Porter. He was amazing. One of those readers who you can tell by his voice who is speaking before the text tells you. I'll be looking for more work done by Mr. Porter.
It was a suspenseful book with surprising events making you want to listen a little more and then a little more before I went to bed.
N. Tesla in Shield?
Kavatch and Stark Tower same
Chitauri go home
If you like the Avengers, you'll like this book. Its a little bit slow to get started, but hang in there because there is excitement to be had.
Loved this book, it was filled with suspense, action, and humor. Loved the Scooby references.
So suspenseful that I looked for reasons to keep listening. Narrator excellent at portraying different characters.