Goes from supernatural mystery (very interesting) to way over the top syfy garbage (felt like I had to finish it at that point). Other than the main plot surprise, characters were very predictable.
I definitely would recommend this book as it continued to keep my interest and on the edge of my seat. Loved the way the author weaves real folk together as background to the tale: Nicholas Tesla, H.P. Lovecraft, love it! The fictional characters are well written, too, and become people you know and care for.
The story continues to unfold more intricate parts in a believable way but so as to keep one from guessing the outcome.
Ray Porter did a great job of creating voices for the characters that rang true and kept me thinking that I was with them in the room listening to them.
Move into this historic Los Angeles hotel and meet neighbors who are out of this world!
A great listen if you want to be completely swept up in the story--but be sure you have the time to keep going because you won't want to turn it off!
I am constantly on the road and a voracious reader, so audiobooks are a must!
Peter Clines tells an amazing story here. Nate Tucker needs a place to go, and he hears about the Kavach building from a nominal co-worker. The rent is cheap, utilities are included, and it's even a little closer to work. So opens 14. Soon Nate learns there are some mysteries surrounding his new home, some of them with even darker ramifications than any of his neighbors dared imagine.
This is not a horror novel by any means. It is definitely a supernatural thriller, and without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read. I think of it as Lost meets Stephen King, they get drunk at a bar and have a love child. The story is well-written, the pacing is excellent, and the characters are very interesting.
Ray Porter does a superb job, and pulls off several convincing accents to boot. The production quality is very good as well. GET THIS BOOK.
Really a fun book for a sci fi lover. I have been listening to a lot of apocolyptic type things lately so this was a refreshing change. good mystery early on. Humorous writing and the narrator did a great job with all the characters. I would love to sit on the roof and watch a sunset with a beer with this group.
It was super up till near the end. Then, I think it just got a little hoaky for me.. but it was still a fun story and well performed. Narrator did the characters very well.
Apocalyptic mystery thriller
Veek, as she was very relatable, and I easily empathised with her.
His versatility in portraying the myriad characters gave each a unique and immediately recognizable voice. His portrayal of "It" in the story (trying not to give too much away) was bone-chilling, and made me look over my shoulder when listening at night.
I almost did. Finished it in a weekend.
Everything was first class. Kudos to all parties involved in its production.
I like to Read.. I like Zombies, Superheros and Sci-Fi
Read it now! Best advice you'll get in a review. I can't remember EVER getting this hooked on a story and I've done my share of reading in my years! It deserves every positive review it gets! Trust me, it's one you don't want to miss!
Felt like one of Stephen King's early novels to me...
Yes...with great characterizations!
Oh Heck Yeah..if only I had the time!
probably not. it starts out good but gets crazy. the narrator definitely made the story. he drew all the characters very well
some less time warping or whatever it was, with more explanation
once again, the narrator made it good and i would choose additional books with him
"14" is one of those rare books which succeeds in being entirely original. The plot is weird, the whole mood of the book is slightly creepy, but at the same time it's always fun. Not exactly fun-ny, but "fun" to listen to. There are so many strange things going on in the apartment building; you're quickly drawn into the strange world. I loved it and couldn't stop listening once I started.
Ray Porter is one of my favorite non-fiction narrators. He reads a lot of tech and business books so I was skeptical about his ability to read fiction. He was incredibly great!
I just love books like this. They come out of nowhere and blow your mind and give you something genuinely new to experience in terms of fantasy. Fantastic audiobook!
This book definitely has a little cheese, but everything is better with CHEESE. Seriously, the narrator was great. He was working hard to create all of these characters. The idea behind the conflict in the book was very creative. It you want to understand the physics of everything in this book, you are not going to like it. But, it you need something a little creepy and a little creative, it is a good pick.