The building of the characters interaction with each other.
The opening of the doors, one by one each different, especially #14
Porter took his listeners chapter by chapter thru this book very smoothly, and i think he let the book unfold the way author meant it to be. Just about flawless.
I laughed alot, this is one of those books that costs you sleep, you just dont want to put it down.
I am new to listening to audiobooks, this is my 6th book, anything read by ray porter is excellent
Veek, he is able to give a great voice to each, can tell which character is talking without the author saying who is speaking
Have ray porter do narration for all books, I've listened to 3 of his so far and will probably look for books he reads
I was blown away by this story. The characters were beautifully imagined and real - I mean I could believe they had lives outside the events of the story - and the way they interacted with one another never failed to make me smile and just care about them more. And fear for them more when they come face to face with the horror of what's on the other side of the door.
I completely enjoyed this story and even though I was glad to see those who survived I was sorry to see the ending. This story was an entertaining slow burn and I will recommend it to everyone I meet.
Grats Ray Porter and Peter Clines for making such a work of art here. This story goes from being very grounded in reality to the edge of Peter Clines' imagination.
This is a must listen.
I cannot thank them enough for doing such superb work!
Mr Clines has a heck of an imagination! This book starts out with some odd things, and then you start to see more things, and it builds and builds until you wonder how on earth Mr Clines came up with it all. In addition to the action, the characters are very engaging and likable which adds to the total impact. I had a very good time listening to this one. He even managed to end it in a way that feels good.
I have been an Audible subscriber since Jan 2001!!!!
Yes, the performance was excellent. Each character had distinct voices, tones, and it brings their characters out of the listen.
I highly recommend this one. Quirky people, quirky setting, and it just sucks you in. I was guessing all the way through and then the story just opened up and became a good old fashioned horror story. Wickedly read and the characters are cool.
Moved...not emotionally but an "I can't stop listening - I don't care what is going on moment comes" when they go into #14. Read it you'll see.
Love excellent narrators like Ray Porter. Love the Joe Ledger series.
A book is only as good as its narration.
Ray Porter starts off very well, but as the plot dilutes and convulses, he loses interest and moves to a more mundane recital. Towards the end, he sounded happy that the book has ended, not with a bang, but with a whimper.
14 has no role to play in this book. Apart from making astronauts of Nate Tucker and others, it has no role to play before or after.
The novel starts with the premise of LOST and when I heard the spinning compass, I was eagerly looking forward to more thrills. Sadly the author crashed it and it burned.
It ends up with nothing of significance.
The story was interesting; not that captivating overall; I liked the book Spin much better. If you are a die hard science fiction fan it deserves a listen; if not, try something else.
Wow! This is one hell of a fine book. You meet Nate. He needs a new place to live. He finds an apartment. He meets some of the neighbors. Simple story, slow even pace, then it starts to get a little strange. The pace speeds up a bit. More neighbors become friends, they talk and compare notes, weirdness, different things. ..... And that is all I can say. You need to read this book, or better yet listen to the audiobook, so that it can sneak up on you and get you before you know it.
Mr. Clines can spin a yarn! This is a perfectly paced novel. I give this 5 stars out of 5, and 2 Big Thumbs Up! I loved it. The narrator also gets 5 stars.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. The only reason for 4 stars vs. 5 is that I always compare a 5 to my all-time Greats and this doesn't quite reach that level of acclaim, but was really good, interesting, different. While all of the events are obviously "fantasy," there are some parts that are not even believable within the framework or context of the book itself and there was SO much that had no explanation. But, again.......those are tiny, nit-picky things for an overall really good book.