Would recommend it to those who like a good build up and know a bit about the H. P. Lovecraft universe.
Blackhole behind a certain apartment door....
When they got to the bottom of the tunnel..
As others have said, don't read too much about this book- just dive in, and be prepared for a mystery, thriller, haunted, steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, adult Scooby Doo. I can't imagine any listener not finding something to pull them in.
Narration is top-notch. I have listened to 70+ Audiobooks, and no other narrator manages to pull off so many characters so well.
I would recommend this to a friend if he / she has nothing else to read. I wouldn't go as far as urging him / her to get this book.
The interesting aspect was how the author maintained the mystery about the house. As I was reading this, I kept on asking myself "What's the deal with the house?" The letdown was when it began to delve into the realm of horror / fantasy / sci-fi.
Performances were ok. Nothing great.
Yes I can imagine it into a mini-series.
Been a member of Audible for over 10 years now and this book is one of the best I have listened to. Excellent narrator and perfect story for light summer reading / creepiness.
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?