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The reader uses their voice to help add excitement and tension to the story. The story could be in any large city with very old buildings with mysterious doors and shadowed pasts.
I enjoyed the concept of investigating a creaky old building to discover it's mysteries. And the feeling that some of the tenants became invested in each other helped to make the reader interested in what they might discover on their hunt for clues.
He can make the phone book sound exciting, especially while running through the Fs and Gs. The inflections and accents help you tell who is speaking and helps paint the picture.
I really enjoyed this book until the last 22 minutes or so. The book was well paced until just before the end and suddenly it seemed rushed and slightly unfinished. The depth of detail became lost in the hurry to wind everything up in the last chapter.
I am new to Peter Clines and not a huge fan of sci-fi but this book was very entertaining. I listened to this book while training for a marathon. I actually looked forward to long-runs. Mr Porter was very engaging as the narrator. He was a perfect fit as Nate. Loved this book.
I love to read. On average I read and/or listen to more than 100 books a year. Audible has been a fantastic addition to my life. Love it!
I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi but after hearing so much about this book I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. This was very well performed by Mr. Porter. I enjoyed the characters and found myself sucked into the story. An easy, fun summer listen.
Not at all what I thought it would be
It was a scifi and the synopsis leads you to believe it is a murder mystery
I would recommend this only because the story line is very interesting. While I enjoyed listening to the book, it did take a very long time for the crux of the story line to emerge. Half the book was spent developing characters and listening to the characters go about their daily routine without advancing the plot.
Ray did an excellent job in portraying the different characters. Without telling us who is talking, I always knew who was speaking because of Ray's use of accent, pitch, tone in inflection.
It felt to me that Peter Clines wrote a screen play rather than a novel. I thought the dialogue was a bit too predictable amongst the various characters. With that said, I feel this may be one movie that is actually better than the novel it is based on.
Great read even though I am not into a Sci Fi. Fantastic narration that really enhances the book!
The concept of the story is very original, it would be good to see it as a movie.
Enjoyed it very much!
Enjoyed the character development and building of mystery premise. Problem is after finishing you realize a significant portion of the book is just filler. Expeditions of pointlessness (tunnels and sci-fi land). Still an enjoyable ride since it all seems relevant when you are "reading" it.
I don't normally read horror or suspense novels, but this had great reviews on audible so I gave it a chance. And oh wow, that was fun. It's pretty short - 14 hours - and I stretched out the last nailbiting hour because I wasn't sure how it would end and I also didn't want it to end. It'd be a very fast print read, and I really do recommend the audio - the narrator is solid and the short chapters make for lots of suspenseful moments.
I have nearly 450K miles on my van and I listen to a LOT of audiobook! I'm a musician and I listen as I travel from concert to concert.
The story was completely original and surprising. It was fast-paced and suspenseful, with a fun cast of characters and a riveting plot worthy of The Twilight Zone. I was expecting something more like the traditional haunted house, but what I got was an unusual blend of the fantastic, horror and sc-if. I'd love to see this as a film! I've recommended it to others.
My favorite character was Nate, the lead. He was just an ordinary guy drawn into this crazy situation in his apartment building, and he couldn't let it go... He just had to get to the bottom of it. He behaved exactly as I would have behaved.
He got the tone just right. It felt as though he was telling a story and not just reading to hear his own voice, if you know what I mean.
I didn't cry, but I did laug... More often I found myself talking to the characters, as in "Hurry...hurry!" Or "Get out of there!" It was fun like that.
I can't imagine anyone not being blown away by this thoroughly original book. I will be looking for more from this author.
The story takes a bit to get going, but then I was hooked and really wanted to see where the story was going. Compelling, mysterious, good characters and relationships.
After the building section and when they go to the land with the flying creatures, it really lost me and I didnt care too much what happened after that.