A good listen that has the right amount of suspense, enjoyable characters and is well paced. I liked the blending of historical characters such as Tesla and H. P. Lovecraft into the book, and the author uses their works as a basis for a 'Doomsday Scenario' that the group in the book must join together to avoid. Ray Porter did a very capable job of reading this selection and I enjoyed his characterizations. He gives each of the characters an individuality which made this book all the more enjoyable.
Too many to specifically name one.
There were parts where I gasped or laughed out loud.
I loved all the characters and almost felt like I lived in the building with them. The story is great, narrator is great. You can't go wrong choosing this book.
I don't relisten to books but I really enjoyed the story and have recommended it to a few people.
I enjoyed the characters and felt I really got to know them. I felt their reactions to the situations they found themselves in were believable. I have thought of the characters often since finishing the book.
No I haven't.
The way the characters nicknamed each other using characters from Scooby Doo!
Seriously. I barely didn't get this book cuz the plot summary was so vague. But I was feeling desperate for a new book and figured I could always return it if I it was a dud. Forty eight hours later, I'm done listening to it and think it's one of the best books I've read in a long while.
If you like LOST, you'll love this book.
If you like mysteries, you'll love this book.
If you like horror, you'll love this book.
If you like Lovecraft, you'll love this book.
Seriously. Don't judge the book by the summary. It's intentionally vague cuz disclosing too much of the plot gives away the book's mystery.
Seriously. Read this book.
And, Ray Porter's reading is a winning combination. On top of a fascinating book, it's accompanied by a stellar performance
I loved that it truly properly fit the mystery/thriller genre. There were some real twists that I didn't entirely see coming (like the Lovecraft integration). Characters that you're pretty sure will stick around, don't but, it never detracts from the story.
I loved that it surprised me. Lovecraft has always struck me as... well... absurd. 14 does a great job of making it seem a lot less so. Sure, it's still ridiculous but, somehow, the story makes it fit almost believably.
Definitely worth the read. Let it surprise you!
This was a great blind-buy. I had no idea who this author was or what this book would turn out to be. Highly recommend.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A very intriguing story with engaging characters whom you get to know like friends. The storyline becomes quite fantastical near the end, but it is all enjoyable. After finishing the book I missed the characters in it as if they were people from my own life - the narrator certainly contributed to the immersiveness of my experience - the accents and personalities were so well done.
The creativity of the story. It was just mind blowing
Difficult to say. Not so many contemporary fiction authors I know can pull this kind of story out. It is on the same line as TV series like Fringe.
The live he imprinted to the characters. The voice acting was amazing and the way he interpreted the funny parts really made a delight to listen.
Many. One of the best was the part of the discovery of the control room.
This would make a wonderful film. The story has so much potential. I was left with lots of questions at the end, many lose ends that we're not tied. This book could've been much longer, 12 1/2 hours felt short for the potential this idea has. Still, this doesn't take a star of the rating, this book rates there with the best of the best I have listened here.
One of the coolest things was how the author uses references that are contemporary to us, mentioning people from TV series like Fringe, actors like Bruce Willis or services like Netflix. And the humor was sharp, I was laughing a lot through the book.
Someone else compared this book to "Lost," and I'll agree: Great at the beginning, but the last third...I just couldn't stretch my belief that far, although I wanted to. Great characters, great dialogue, great narrator. Overall, worth the purchase.
This book couldn't hold my interest. I found my mind wandering....
Narration was fine
I don't recommend but to say anymore might spoil the story for those who wish to try it....