At the top.
The imagination involved stuns me.
It was one of those books that come along and I have to neglect the rest of my life till it is finished.
I am a lover of SciFi, hard SciFi as it is called, and of mysteries. Books that start off on some strange planet that I have to learn all about get boring. Aliens who still have Mom & Dad and the kids argue as they drive in their spacecraft don't do anything for me.
I love books that start out as this normal world that I live in, an ordinary day. And then a thing or things happen that are out of the ordinary. Sometimes something massive, but then the book is all about dealing with the event.
This book starts as my ordinary world, but then some odd things happen. They can be dismissed, I guess. But then other things are not just quite right. The mystery grows with each step to solve it.
Perhaps there are great secrets like this in my real world, and I may find one some day.Anyway, I truly loved this book, and this is my first review, I feel forced to write it.
My first Clines book which I only got because Audible had it on sale. Very enjoyable and fast moving. Clines adds some dialogue that was completely unnecessary and seemed pointless but he did have me caring about Nate and the other building dwellers. I really enjoyed the investigation part which covers 80% of the book. The climax seemed a bit rushed but sprinkled with some excellent segments. The main characters were well developed and believable.
My first Porter book as well and he does an excellent job. I may have liked the book more due to his reading than I normally would have and I will keep my eyes out for his other reads. Solid listen.
A very interesting take on the Elder Gods mythos, which comes across as heavy handed in parts but actually pushes through these moments into something thrilling, great and nail-biting. I loved the characters and am interested to read more by this author.
I would, and have!
I downloaded this on a whim and was so glad I did. The reader is excellent and I loved the characters. It's fun, mysterious and just downright entertaining.
This is my first time with Ray as a reader, but I enjoyed his performance
I listened to this while traveling... and when I arrived at my hotel the first night, I sat in the car, not wanting to turn it off. While it does start off a little sluggishly, story-wise, it picks up and I just wanted to see what happened next!
Get this book if you like quirky people and fun mysteries.
I really enjoyed the character development and their mysterious background.
The writer does not shy from similarities with "Lost" as he even pays tribute to one of its plots.
It is not as deep and controversial as Lost, but it keeps it in a city landscape. It has some loose ends "car mike?" And also possible sequel.
I did not expect much from the book and it really shock me. In a good way
Audible makes me love being stuck in traffic :)
Since part of what makes this book so good is that you don't know what's coming next, I won't go into much detail. It's a great story that's well-told and easy to follow. An entertaiing and easy listen. If you're the kind of reader who likes "out there" stories and enjoys it when you can't guess what will happen next, then you'll probably like this book. Seriously, who would guess what was in apartment 14?
The last quarter of the story saved this whole book for me. It had a very slow take off. The end got really exciting and made the book worth recommending. I enjoyed the character named Tim and hoped the book would elaborate on his story, but that didn't really happen. Oh well. I also would have liked maybe a little bit more back story on the man that started it all, but that was sort of abbreviated, too. Oh well.
This is a genre-bending thriller that starts out like a typical haunted house yarn, and takes dozens of unexpected turns. Utterly fantastic.
Five minutes after the book ended, I was calling people I know to recommend it.
The narrator's interpretation of the sqwhale speaking. Creeeeppppyyyy. Yeah, that's sqwhale. Not sure how the author spelled it, but after you listen, you will understand.
Apartment 14. You gotta listen to understand.
I don't know, but they should SOOOO make this into a movie. I'd buy my ticket right now. It has everything for a great movie: humor, romance, mystery, thriller, sci-fi, monsters, villains, heros and you really don't see the twists coming.
I ended up listening to the book because it kept showing up on multiple lists. Funny thing is, I wouldn't have bought it if I realized it was Sci-Fi because I am not really into that genre. But this book starts out as a mystery thriller for the first 2/3 of the book, then goes into the hardcore sci-fi. By that point, I was so engrossed in the story and the characters that I couldn't wait to listen to what was coming up next. Author does a great job breathing life into the characters and the narration is one of the best I've ever heard. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Story was poor. In reading this, I was disappointed in the flow of the story. It seems that the author did not really plan this out well.
The actual plot was actually boring and it was almost impossible to develop empathy for the characters. Furthermore, huge leaps from possible other scenarios that were developed existed. It switched from a perplexed individual searching for answers who was fairly inept at most of life's tasks to scenes from a Lord of the Rings. A true waste of money in purchasing this book.
Did not detract but it is tough to rate a narrator that was given such a poor story. I feel it is unfair to rate the narrator based on this story.
The only redeeming quality is that the summary made the book seem interesting enough to purchase. Thus, it impressed me as being able to extract hard earned dollars from me.