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.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I've never listened to any books by Peter Clines, I am not a fan of Sci-Fi.
I've never heard Ray Porter before, he did a great job narrating this story.
Time travel with Velma and Shaggy...
The book was well written and the narrator was great...I am just not a fan of sci-fi.
Good story line and I liked the narrator.
Nate - he is easy to relate to.
I wondered at first if I would like Ray, but after a short time, I found him to be really good and he gave each character their own identify.
It was difficult to stop listening and when it ended, I wanted more.
Character development is key in a far fetched plot as 14 (which had great promise). The author did not take the time to fully develop them in such a way to care and/or relate to them.
Not at all. The premise was interesting enough- it just wasn't developed.
All I need in life is my family and an inexhaustable supply of books.
I don't often write reviews, but felt compelled to review "14". I don't often read (or listen) to science fiction, and will never buy a vampire book, though they seem to be the rage right now. However, the summary of this book and the good reviews I read captured my attention, so I bought the book and am very glad I did!
The book is about an apartment building where strange things occur and some of the tenants want to know how and why these things happen.
As new tenants of the building were introduced, I wondered if I would join the group who wanted to find out why the strange occurrences happened or be in the group that closed their eyes to the weird happenings. I still have mixed feelings about which group I would be in and that is one of the reasons I liked this book.
I read or listen to an average of 12 - 14 books each month, so sometimes I have to re-read the publisher's summary or a review to jumpstart my memory, but not with this book.
I listened to this book over a year ago and need no assistance in remembering it in detail.
Even if science fiction is usually not your favorite genre, try this book. I believe it will appeal to a wide range of readers. I really enjoyed the story and the great narration. The surprise near the end was indeed a surprise for me. I didn't see it coming at all! The book captures the imagination in the first few pages and the exciting ride begins - don't miss it!
This book was a little slow to start & the chapters were very short in the begining, but as the story grew so did the suspenece & I found myself sitting on the edge. Well done!
I liked this book it was a new kind of book for me, but I enjoyed the humor and the concepts. I bought it as daily deal. I think I might try more from Clinnes