this book was chock full of good ideas: mysterious doors that lead to nowhere, hidden passages, interdimensional travel, etc. etc. all stuff I like. There was a nod to H.P. Lovecraft which I thought was cool. Lots of rferences to 1980s pop culture. (Scoobydoo comes up often) which I also like. Unfortunately, all the good ideas amout to a merely good listen, where it could hacve been much better.
All the characters were just sketches, we don't get to know any of them in any depth, rather like a cartoon. All the neighbours get together to solve a mystery, in a Scooby kinda way, they all are too friendly too soon, it just didn't feel real (inasmuch as a story of this kind can feel real) If you can forgive those things, then this is a good book. nothing really heavy, didn't have to worry about missing anything if you phase out for a minute in traffic. Not bad, not great. Should have been better.
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
I bought this on the recent sale and decided that I might try a new author. This story is intense and very good. I'd love to have some of my other family members read it, but I'd be embarrassed to recommend it because of the language. I probably shouldn't have even finished the book but the story was compelling enough that I felt I had to. I didn't see any negative reviews when I looked the first time and everyone just raved. This book is replete with f-bombs. It is their expletive of choice in this book. Also, there is a very brief sex scene. It was short enough that by the time that they got their clothes off and I tried to skip I went way past it. Backed up enough to hear it anyway. If it bothers you give them about 1 minute and it is over. Overall I have really mixed feelings about it. Loved the story, but hated the language and the brief scene of "comforting".
I think that the audio edition added an element of characterization to the book that was important. The story moves slow, so you need to love the characters-Mr. Clines and Mr. Porter do an excellent job of this.
I enjoyed the relationships that were created with the tenants. Mr. Clines did an EXCELLENT job of researching the information that was needed to make the characters believable. There was everything from an artist to a....well...I don't want to spoil anything. :)
The rooftop scenes and the portion of the book after 14 was opened.
There were several. Again I don't want to ruin the surprises, but they all revolved around the people in the story.
Mr. Porter does a GREAT job of capturing accents. If there was ever an error it stood out because I thought these characters were real. This did not detract from the book. It only made me appreciate a great narrator.
Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..
But the overdone details here are annoying. If I cared about the little things people do such as, tturning thier head to the left and right and nodding, I would not be a fiction fan. The story is ok. Interestine even. The "details" distract from it.
I also knew early what would happen in the end. Anybody who is a big reader of fiction should be able to do the same. Only a so so read.
A very well crafted and performed story, it kept me so interested I didn't want to take a break. I will say that all questions weren't answered, but the resolution was unexpected and interesting. I really enjoyed the reader's performance - it couldn't have been done better.
Number one by far, it keeps you wanting more and loving all the characters and eager to see what will happen next. It is full of excitment and anticiaption.
When they were all the Debbies and Clives apartment together and discovered in their own special way a major secret that could not be happening.
He bring ALL the characters to LIFE. You get to know them and enjoy the entire story more because of it.
OOOH YES! I took my kindle to work everyday and listened when I could with my headphones also in the car with my headphones and while cleaning the house. I am going to start it all over again and live through the story again.
If you enjoy syfy with a band of fantastic enjoyable and different personalitie in a great gripping story, you will not go wrong with this one! ENJOY
Yes, if you like sci-fi type reads with humor added.
He had a good grasp on the characters and was very entertaining.
If I could have, yes.
Interesting, Exciting & Thrilling
When they found the Tunnel
When they came back
Yes & no, all in one day, but I had to stop to charge my headphones
Very well Narrated, For me to listen to a book it is very important to have someone good to narrate it. Ray Porter did an excellent job.
Maybe I should have with the glowing green bugs, but I didn't see this one coming. The story pulled me in right away, although the ending was a little far fetched. Overall, still a good book. Ray Porter does an excellent job narrating. Seriously, he has a different voice for each character. I don't know how he does it. Very talented indeed. I might have lost interest if not for his narration.
Professional artist, painting and listening to audio books at least a few days a week.
The characters, the story line and the narrator ALL combined to make this book one I didn't want to put down.
The entire book was memorable. I am still thinking about it 2 days later.
I'd never listened to his reading before.......He was wonderful and I will be looking for his narrations in the future. Surprising how a narrator can make or break an audio book.
No laughing or crying but there were some great one-liners used by several of the characters.
For me, this author was a first-time read. Thanks to the reviews it got, I will continue to read this author. Highly recommend. I started reading the book, and ended up reading it through the night........you won't sleep through it.