This is for all the Sci-Fi lovers and conspiracy theorists. The narrator starts off a little stiff on the first couple of pages and it had me worried. But soon he relaxed into the character, the character relaxed into the story and the story unfolded. And what a story it is - full of surprises, ideas, and good old fashioned science fiction.
I loved it and might just start it over in case I missed something.....
I've already recommended this book to all my friends. I'm so sure that this will be made into a movie that I searched the net for info on the movie but it's too soon, I suppose.
The characters were great but the true star of the book is the building itself. In the end I was cringing about the damage to the building as much as the harm to the characters. The ending was predictable (at least by me) but it was the right ending so kudos to Peter Clines for not trying to throw a twist in at the end.
I would enjoy a sequel about the new super's challenges as he tries to keep new tenants from doing the same thing he and his friends managed to do.
Ray Porter did a great job as narrator, using enough vocal talents that I could tell who was speaking without being told.
The book was very interesting..until the last 1/4 of the book...it fell apart...Sci-Fi was not what I had expected...it was like the author didn't know how to end the book..you get right into the characters and then splat!
As another reviewer mentioned, I came into '14' with no expectations and very little idea of the storyline. I bought it based on the reviews and the short description provided by the Publisher. The book was a blast from beginning to end. Story was sharp and the read/listen was never dull. The L.A. of the book could not have been more right-on. The dialogue was snappy and witty, and throughout I was amazed at how natural it sounded. The reader was amazing, one of the best I have ever heard. Don't miss out on this one, it is a wild ride.
Not sure what I expected but really like this book- not quite done with it yet. At first-- wasn't sure I liked the narration- but ended up really liking the personalities that Mr. Porter portrayed. Have about another hour left- and have not been able to put it down. Great credit spent.
Definitely. Like all good mystery novels, you want to go back and read the story again and appreciate the setup, the clues and the characters. With my first listen I just wanted to find out what happened next, now I want to enjoy it for the story.
I liked it when they were exploring the rooms as I could imagine myself doing exactly the same thing.
I wasn't expecting the end of this book and I was also completely surprised by apartment 14. All of the surprises were welcome and while theres a few plot holes and way out stuff happening, i found that if I didn't overthink things and just went with it, I really had a fun listen.
This book was awesome! Although the ending was great, and was a perfect fit for the story, I just dreaded it because I wanted more. Rarely does a book keep me hanging on every line, but this is one that did. I felt like I was there, exploring the building's mysteries with them. Just enough character development (Tim was my favorite). Narrator was spot on!
The media mogul
The audiobook was narrated well and was an enjoyable listen.
Peter Clines created realistic and relatable characters in this novel. With that said I found the last third of the book to take me out of the enjoyment of the novel. The story feels forced towards the end in order to be "extreme."
Porter does an excellent job giving each character a distinct and memorable feel. The pacing was done well and I could easily visualize the story in vivid detail.
During the developing parts of the story where the characters were being fleshed out was enticing and fun. Towards the end of the book I had a few laughs but mainly felt compelled to finish listening to the book.
It's definitely among the top 5
The point in which the lead character glimpses things no one else sees...yet.
Porter performed a wide variety of voices with realistic delivery of dialogue. He brought the words even more alive with witty turn of phrase.
Protect The World
I thought I knew what would happen when they opened the door to apartment 14. I was wrong.
Ray Porter has a fantastic voice and has become one of my favorite narrators. In 14 Ray was able to clearly portray the voice and personality of so many characters from all over this world and beyond.
This book is a definite read for anyone who likes Hell Boy.