I really enjoyed this book and was hooked through the whole thing. It was very creative and entertaining. I did not, however, completely like the story toward the end of the book once the mystery was fully discovered. What started off as kinda freaky/scary became super cheesy to the point that it made me laugh, but overall I did really like how everything unfolded and how suspenseful it was.
The narrator was enjoyable to listen to and did the voices well.
Requires some SERIOUS suspension of disbelief. If you're able to do that, it's a fun thriller. If you can't, it's just plain ridiculous.
This is a good, well written and very nicely narrated story. The characters are fleshed out to a medium degree but kept my attention. It does have a "made for tv" feel about it [yes I know it's a book]. The style of writing conveys no sense of horror however. A huge disappointment for a book that invokes Lovecraft lore. Still a good listen if you're driving or going for a long walk. Moves quickly, decent mystery and has lots of action. If I were more into SciFi I'd be less critical of the lack of 'horror' and probably would have given this one more star.
fast paced; kept me guessing. Interesting characters.
too long for one sitting but I was glued to it for 3 days.
I've been stuck for months on a couple of very literary novels that were intellectually stimulating but put me to sleep. 14 was such a relief. It grabbed my attention and didn't let me go. The references to H.P. Lovecraft and others associated with early scifi/horror made me chuckle and relate at an entirely different level. Very suspenseful. I'm looking forward to more from this author and narrater.
Interesting book with a lot of different twists. I think it kind of falls off the rails at the end but still an entertaining read.
This story is a weird, yet fun, read. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the Thursday Next series written by Jasper Fforde.
Mr. Porter adds a dimension with his expression that would be missed just reading.
This book kept my attention from the very begining until the end. A good twist on a sci fi story. Exciting.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
I won't he promised. Smart women are so damn sexy.
There has been a lot of ranting and raving about this book and the narrator Ray Porter.
The reason is because it is a great book. It starts out really good and you think it is a scary house book, but it is so much more. The book just gets better and better as it goes along. Toward the end of the first downloaded part, I was thinking they are about to solve, this, what are they going to do for the next six hours. Well, they did plenty.
I also like how well the author knows what it is like to be a working stiff. Most of these people are in this apartment because it is cheap and Cline seems to have some real experience on what it is like to live around the poverty level. He understands the dreams and struggles of the working man and woman. There is some good character development in this book.
Ray Porter is excellent.
Check this book out, you will like it.
I'm very into Sci-fi and decided to give this book a try. I was engaged throughout the entire novel. It's not in my top 10 favorite audiobooks but definitely worth listening to. The story slowly goes from a normal to sci-fi. The normal part of the book seemed a bit unrealistic but perhaps it was necessary to foreshadow what's to come.
The aspect of surprise. For the first half of the book I continued to make different theories and they continued to be false.
Definitely the main character.
How far would you go to unlock a secret?