Mysterious - Exciting - Engaging
Trek into the depths of the earth - opening 14
He did the many character voices very well
Yes - I almost did
No - It was a little too sci-fi for me. I'm not into that.
Exploring the Cavache building.
The Narrator was fabulous and honestly the only reason I finished listening to the book.
Top 10 books of the 225 books of 2012. Two thumbs up!
Depth of character
This book is out of my genre normally but I bought it because of the all the 5 star ratings and other peoples comments. sometimes that's a bit tricky because we all have different expectations. This far exceeded mine. I kept looking for things to do so I could put the headphones on and keep listening to the storey. I loved the narrator too, I'm looking for more books narrated by Ray Porter and searching now for more books by Peter Clines. this was a great listening book. I thouroughly enjoyed it.
Yes, One because it is a new author I've never read before and because the story is wonderful! It's not the normal story and has lots of unexpected turns..no guessing what's going to happen next in this book! Ray Porter is AMAZING! He had a different voice for each of the many characters and I immediately knew who each one was as soon as he switched! This was the first narrated book that I throughly enjoyed due to his performance and the great plot!
Can't think of any books that have this type of story with fantasy and real world so incredibly mixed in a way that keeps you guessing till the end what's going to happen next!
Great character build up and emotion in each of their voices! Very entertaining and I could picture each one in my head by their voices!
I will definately look for more books by this author and narrated by Ray Porter!
I liked the ideas in the book but not how they were expressed. This book had a lot of very interesting perspectives and twists. However, most of the dialogue sounded like two people making pointless small talk and attempting to see which one can say, "That is weird," the most. This is not a bad book, but it is not one I would recommend.
The things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.
If you like those cheesy Sci-Fi channel movies that are made in week this books for you.
It just took the weirdness too far. I wanted creepy not stupid.
I really liked all of the characters but the voice of the monster saying "My prey" creeped me out! I was worried I would have nightmares!
This book was great until they opened a door into outerspace and the monsters were introduced.
I'm glad I listened to it. It confirmed to me that Sci-Fi is not for me.
Original, Captivating and Addictive
I enjoyed the fact that the plot was so original that I was unable to predict where the writer was taking me. This book had me guessing to the last chapter.
Great narrator. I am new to his work.
When the building super tells you to stay out of dark corners, there's a reason. Some doors are meant to stay shut.
This is the kind of styles I like in my reviews: good pace, cerebral, well-documented, meaty, mind-bending.
In the classic video game Myst, the player is dropped in an island with not much context or something to do but, rather, some mysterious, often mechanical devices. The game progresses as the player goes through the puzzles and gets to learn the true purpose of these contraptions.
14 is a modern revisiting of Myst in novel format. The story of a regular person who finds a new apartment and starts realizing that some things are amiss with the building - not in a scary or dangerous way - but just odd and intriguing. The hero finds other people in the building that are similarly intrigued and embark on a quest to find the truth about the building.
This quest is not disappointing and the author is quite good at keeping the reader interested by pacing the discovery and mystery very nicely. There is some nice investigation work, and also some unexpected but often refreshing action sequences, as well as some twists and the ultimate discoveries are imaginative and rewarding. If one may find a weakness with the book, it is that the characters lack substance and are not the main driver for the story. It's too bad but one should remember that the original Myst videogame was pretty much with no character to speak of.
Surprising - Courious - Intriguing
Yes! I couldn't stop listening because I NEEDED to know where it was going to next and what was going to happen.
This story went in a direction I was not expecting. Iv never read any of his books before this one and I REALLY enjoyed this book! I don't usually like this genera but this was very cool!