I like Sci Fi to an extent but this was not for me. Those that like sci fi thriller type might enjoy it. It just kept dragging on and I finally stopped listening
Possibly depending on the reviews
My favorite scene was when they opened the door to a specific apartment and the events that transpired afterwards. (I don't want to spoil it for those who have yet to read it)
Several. It went to slow for me even at 1.5 speed.
The narrator was one of the best I have ever heard. His ability to utilize different voices was exceptional and really gave each character their own voice. The narrator is what kept me listening for as long as I did.
I love audible to listen to my books while commuting in the SF Bay Area. It makes the time go by so fast and keeps me engrossed.
This book was recommended by a friend and I was addicted to listening by the second chapter. This book leaves you wondering about our life on earth and what might be out there. The read was great and the characters leave you wanting to get to know them even more!
I am new to the world of audiobooks, but I really enjoyed listening to this book! I thought the performance was well done. Ray Porter gave each character a unique sound and speech pattern, and his sense of timing really emphasized the suspenseful nature of the story.I thought the story itself was good. I am glad that the description doesn't give much away, because I was continually surprised. Very few of my predictions ended up being right. There were also several times throughout the second half where I thought it had finally come to the "big reveal," and I thought "wow, that's crazy!", only to find out a few chapters later that what I had thought to be so cool was only small potatoes compared to what came next, and next, and next, and so on.I don't know if I would have enjoyed this as much if I had been reading it myself. From my limited experience, I would recommend this as a good listening choice.
I bought this for a long plane trip and it was horrible. There is no excitement and it just goes on and on about these losers who have nothing better to do than to determine how their apartment building works. What a waste of time.
Not this author.
All of them.
This tale began as just the type of page-turner I'd hoped it would be: The pace, setting and cast of characters seemed a choice fit as a thriller, and what kept me hooked was that I could NOT figure out where it all could possibly be going. An excellent narrator added to the mix.
SEMI-SPOILER ALERT: Alas, about at the book's 3/4 mark, upon hearing the brief mention of "Lovecraft", elements began lining up in that more predictable direction, and while I don't discount that genre in and of itself, I suppose I'd hoped for a bit more, given the earlier intrique.
Still very much worth the listen, just not one that may figure to be an enduring favorite of me personally.
Fun, engaging, unexpected.
It reminds me of several Stephen King books, but it's more light hearted than King.
Ray Porter does a great job differentiating between characters with accents and tone.
I loved this book. I didn't expect to... I bought it on a whim, but I've listened to it twice and throughly enjoyed it both times. The characters are all interesting and believable people, and the story remains believable even when it crosses into the fantastic.
A good listen that has the right amount of suspense, enjoyable characters and is well paced. I liked the blending of historical characters such as Tesla and H. P. Lovecraft into the book, and the author uses their works as a basis for a 'Doomsday Scenario' that the group in the book must join together to avoid. Ray Porter did a very capable job of reading this selection and I enjoyed his characterizations. He gives each of the characters an individuality which made this book all the more enjoyable.
Too many to specifically name one.
There were parts where I gasped or laughed out loud.
I loved all the characters and almost felt like I lived in the building with them. The story is great, narrator is great. You can't go wrong choosing this book.
I don't relisten to books but I really enjoyed the story and have recommended it to a few people.
I enjoyed the characters and felt I really got to know them. I felt their reactions to the situations they found themselves in were believable. I have thought of the characters often since finishing the book.
No I haven't.
The way the characters nicknamed each other using characters from Scooby Doo!
Tell us about yourself!
Seriously. I barely didn't get this book cuz the plot summary was so vague. But I was feeling desperate for a new book and figured I could always return it if I it was a dud. Forty eight hours later, I'm done listening to it and think it's one of the best books I've read in a long while.
If you like LOST, you'll love this book.
If you like mysteries, you'll love this book.
If you like horror, you'll love this book.
If you like Lovecraft, you'll love this book.
Seriously. Don't judge the book by the summary. It's intentionally vague cuz disclosing too much of the plot gives away the book's mystery.
Seriously. Read this book.
And, Ray Porter's reading is a winning combination. On top of a fascinating book, it's accompanied by a stellar performance