This was one fantastic suspense mystery! I don't read reviews before I listen or read a book, so I had only the flap description to work with. I started the story thinking it was going to be a ghost story. Nope. This is the tenant situation you dream of; low rent, good neighbors - and if you've ever wanted to go through an abandoned house just to see what was there, you're set. This is your story. Happy treasure hunting!
There are issues with the story that you'll notice, or should, if you are a professional reviewer. As a reader, I was thoroughly enthralled. It wasn't until I started writing this review that some of the issues reared their little heads at me. I'll give them a pass. This is a sit-back-and-enjoy-the -ride book.
It wasn't until near the end when I looked at the computer that it hit me - one narrator. Male and female characters, multiple of each - and they sounded like unique people. This work may turn me into a narrator groupie. Ray Porter was phenomenal!
I loved this book and will probably get a few more of Peter Clines books after this. This was one I just decided on because I had too many credits and the reviews were great so I thought I'd try it. Couldn't stop listening and it just got better as the story went on.
Great read - give it a go - you won't be disappointed. Also the narrator was terrific too. He deserves a mention because he did such a fantastic job. I'll probably have another listen at some point in the future
I am a married 54 year old mother of 2 adult kids and 2 yorkies. I love cruises and audiobooks!
The narrator was awesome! He did several different voices, they were not comical or cartoony but they fit the character and the story perfectly.
It was a unique story and I could not wait to see what was going to happen next.
His character voices. I will look for books that he narrates in the future.
I did have some "what the heck??!" moments. I also had some laughs too.
I will be 1st in line if they make a movie of this book.
I enjoyed listening to this book. Ray Porter did an excellent job of capturing the different personalities with his voices. The story was well-written but the concept was somewhat far-fetched and hard to become totally invested in. In fact, I was completely entranced with the secrets of the apartment as they were being discovered up till the point where the "Squale" made its appearance. I will refrain from any more detail so as not to spoil the story for others. Still, there was a lot of action and it was a fun listen, if only to find out how it all turned out.
I was looking forward to this book because the previews sounded so interesting. I was really enjoying it until the end. The mystery was awesome but how it turned out was so disappointing!!!
I bought this book several months before I got around to reading it and I had forgotten why I had decided to purchase it. As I began to listen, I was thinking that this was going to be a horror story and wasn't sure I would continue to listen. As the story unfolded, it became a mystery story that was quite intriguing. I couldn't stop listening! Ray Porter did a great job with the various voices and gave each person his or her own attitude. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
This story is like an onion, if an onion were an onion on the outside and a camel on the inside. It starts off slow, but the ending is well worth it. Definitely glad I checked it out! Lots of great characters and a really fascinating plot.
First Peter Clines book i have read but not the last. this book came highly recommended to me by a buddy of mine and id did not disappoint. was a bit slow in the beginning but well worth it.
I found the author to be highly competent - his style is akin to a "popcorn movie" where you enjoy it but don't think about it much after its over.
The narrator, however, was quite good. His distinct voices for the characters really helped in immersing into the story.
I really believe that Ray Porter brings an extra sense of personality to the characters. Not just the voices, but portraying them as separate people.
14 would make an enjoyable miniseries on SciFi. It would provide a week's worth of fun on tv.
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The narrator was entertaining enough. Perhaps it just was not my type of story. I was entertained, but not enthralled. Other than the fact that I hate to not finish a book, I Could have easily just left it .....