I'm a landscape architect by profession and an avid listener of audio books ! I particularly love the historical based fiction series, like Courteney, McCammon, and Gabaldon,. I listen in the car, while designing in my studio and most evenings.
I dont normally read or listen to the sci fi/ horror type novels, but the reviews caught my interest and Im glad that they did. I really enjoyed this creepy novel and already bought the sequel to listen to next.
I'll be adding Peter Clines to my 'must read' list. This book is gripping start to finish.
The narrator did an excellent job of switching between characters...especially since some have strong accents. The interplay between the characters is probably the best part of this story. I relate to funny comments to handle moments of confusion, tension or even terror.
The story is too original to compare to another book.
No I haven't listen to the narrator before.
Some of the the mysteries start to be explained about two-thirds into the book. I didn't expect the "control room" to do what it did.
This was a fun sci-fi thriller that the listener (reader) needs to just let the story unfold and not be critical. This is a story that is meant to entertain.
This is one of the highest ranking books in my library. Not something to repeat every week but one that when you hear it again you'll pick up more you missed the first few times around.
The discovery of the hidden writings and the wave of enthusiasm that goes through the seekers as they trash their appartments and the empty one.
Portraying an average workaday Joe character he never slips the persona into 'super hero' mode.
The only thing is you do need to sleep. Yes, I'd want to do this all in one sitting.
As a hard-core sci-fi reader, I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. But thousands of great reviews can't be wrong. And they weren't.
If you can imagine a story about ancient secrets, conspiracies, history, heros, evildoers, and saving the world, then this book is for you. And a pleasing blend of sci-fi in there as well.
Yes, I would highly recommend this book. Enjoyable and very likable characters. Great narration.
When they finally see room 14.
Great job with voice changes. Every character had a very distinct voice.
No but, they were kind to each other.
Very interesting story. Starts off nice and easy but you get that certain feeling that something isn't exactly right.
Wow! Why haven't I heard about Peter Clines before? This book is brilliantly written. The suspense never lets up, the story is fast-paced and talk about twists!
As for the narrator... I so wish he could read all the books on Audible. I have stopped listening to books before because of the narrator, but Ray Porter reads like it’s his story that he’s telling and he’s very passionate about it. Without a doubt the best narrator I have heard in the seven years I have been with Audible.
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
so, so and must have been written with a hoped for movie deal in mind. Initially slow, but begins to grow on you quickly as the buildings residents bond and figure things out. I would have given the first half at least a 4 despite the strong language peppered in fairly regularly. Writer has clever mind and when he learns how to "manipulate" the reader a little better, weave the plot and not have the "right people" conveniently get killed or get free or have a large supply of guns... we'll suspend our disbelief for the last half. It will be interesting to see if the movie blends the two parts a little better. Fun, quirky way to pass time, a Dr. Pepper book.
funny, dark, unexpected
i would probably never have bought this book based just on the publisher's summary. so glad i gave it a shot-- there's more to it than i'd expected. and, as everyone else has said, and will probably continue to say: ray porter does a FANTASTIC job on the narration. it made the book a breeze to listen to-- i could multi-task and still never miss a beat because all of his characters have a different voice & he captures subtleties in the intonations that i'm not even sure the writer realized could be there. its really brilliant.
i think Tim was my favorite to listen to. But that he was able to pull off Veek (spelling?) was noteworthy!
not all at once, no, but over only a few days.
the book ended and i was on audible about 5 minutes later, searching for other ray porter narrations. peter clines wrote a fine story, but it was porter that put it over the top.
Could have been so great but lost me when it went off the rails and turned Sci-Fi. I thought it would just be creepy, haunted or something. Seven miles underground was too far for my imagination to go. The narrator was a little dull also. Thankfully, I didn't waste a credit on this,