14 is one of those listens that keeps you in the supermarket carpark till the next chapter. Its a bit of a slow starter with lots of nice character development and then just keeps goings with overtones of all the best in SciFi and gothic traditions. Enjoy a rare taste of good tight writing that lets you settle right into the scene. No spoilers on this one, just sit back and enjoy a good solid listen to a fantastic narrator.
14 is one of those audiobooks that I purchased mostly because of the large number of 4 and 5 star ratings, and I was not disappointed. I had just finished the book when the list of Best Audiobooks Of The Year came out and was not at all surprised to see that 14 topped the Science Fiction class.
The story is just quirky enough without being silly. There was no way to predict where the author was going to lead us, which I found very refreshing. I thoroughly enjoyed the numerous Scooby Doo and other funny pop culture references. There is humor, horror, sci-fi and steampunk all rolled into one delicious package.
I was already a fan of Ray Porter, and he did not disappoint here. He delivered another terrific performance, bringing life to each the characters.
I recommend this book to anybody who is ready for something unique and fun.
Yes. At the beginning of the story, I thought that Ray Porter was talking too fast. Maybe because I had just finished listening to anohter story and the narration styles were completely different. Ray Porter did an excellent job with accents and gender.
Further in the story, I realized that it was a bit science fiction and I really don't care for science fiction, but overall, it was a great book. I had the very ending figured out half way through, but the story still kept me in suspense throughout the book.
when two of the main characters finally hooked up (chick thing, I know).
If I could have, but it was rather way too long. I usually listen at the gym and it's an hour at a time.
Great read/listen. Will there be a sequel? If so, I want it!
Its been my favorite book to listen to. i could listed to it over and over.
I haven't listened to any other
Ray Porter book but i would LOVE to. there were so many different characters in the book but each one was easy to follow. either by their nationality or age or gender. they all made sense and were a joy to listen to!
A fantastic book, filled with mysteries and a payoff that doesn't let the reader down. Natural dialogue and engaging characters complement a plot that has its roots in Lovecraft but keeps its own character and vision. A surprising and radically enjoyable listen.
Porter's narration is enjoyable to listen to, with strong characterisation that pulls you in to the story rather than keeping you aware of the medium.
The book was compelling. I was finding excuses to drive places so that I could listen to it without feeling guilty.
It would be hard to imagine someone not enjoying this.
This book was simply written yet became so deep over time. Had a tad of a slow start, but got weird just in time. Having read so many books it has become hard to surprise me, this book pulled it off.
Couldn't even say without spoilers. The book had plenty.
I did not notice anything strange and believe me when I do the book is toast. Too many readers hang or have a rasp and I just end up concentrating on their mistakes. Ray is an upper level reader. He delivers a story with out compromise.
How close the tenants became thought out the story even though they had nothing in common except living in the same building.
You won't be sorry on this one!
The story starts of quite excellent, the author's voice is pleasant and he navigates between characters quite fluidly.
The story itself breaks down slight in the last 5th of the book, but it is an entertaining read and I highly recommend.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed quirky and the writer really made the personalities come through. I could not stop this book for wanting to get more listen in.
I highly recommend for a different type of book that brings fresh air into a si fi read.
Yes! Wonderfully vivid story with awesome twists and turns along the way. Love the way he uses historical characters to connect the dots.
I hope Peter Clines writes another in this series. I'd love to hear more about the building!
Wasnt sure how I would like this at first but it works really well. This is one of the best books I have 'read' for a while - the story line is creative and its narrated well. It lends itself to a good follow on novel..