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.
Say something about yourself!
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 .....
I bought this audio book on a whim, the cover looked interesting and the brief blurb I listened too was pretty good. It was AWESOME! There were times I literally did not want to get out of my car and go into work! The voices were done well and the author did a great job of creating richly detailed characters that you rooted for.
I usually listen to science fiction/fantasy or murder mysteries - I am very glad I broadened my scope to include this book!
A solid listen. The set-up could be considered slow for some, as it definitely uses the 'slow boil' ideology. Delivers a solid, every day sorta approach to the topics that unfold. While the characters are a little predictable, still a very solid listen.
Tim. The character.
He gives Veek a personality through his voice of her. One I wouldn't have probably thought of.
Tim's last scene. No heroics. No miracles. An honest, and somewhat brutal good bye.
I enjoyed 85% of this book. The narration was outstanding. Porter clearly defined the characters without overdoing and straying into theatrical performance. I was very impressed & performance is what held the whole work together for me.
I listened to this over several weeks as I ran. I was very much glued to it until the end, which played out in a surprising way that, to me, stretched the story too far.
I hope this gets made into a movie. It really was great. The story just went places that I was not prepared to go.
Say something about yourself!
This was an unexpected treasure to find! I listen while driving and found myself sitting in my car long after reaching my destination or driving around the block often with this book because I didn't want to turn it off!
This was magical, suspenseful, FUNNY and just fun to listen to. This is one of those books that would be great to give as a gift. I can think of quite a few people that would enjoy this as much as I did.
This one suckered me in! A lot like Stephen King, writing about everyday things/people until it turns to horror, this turned to Sci Fi. It is one of the few fiction books I found that had me sitting in a parking lot just wanting to hear a little more.
No one moment stands out, but I liked the way we got to know the individual characters.
I have not, but now I will look for him. His reading made it easy to form a mental picture of each character!
I loved this book! The story was intriguing and I loved the references to Walter Bishop and Torchwood. I thought the story would be over when they discovered the "mysteries" of the building, but it kept going! Love love loved it!
Unexpected Science Fiction
Can't Say I have read anything like it
He give the characters personality that I don't think I would gotten on the written page. The book was better for it.
I purchased this book based on reader recommendation and the story description. The story starts out interesting enough getting to now the characters and then builds into the meat of the story. I don't think that the story description does it justice. It builds into something more complex and bizarre than I expected. But I enjoyed where it took me.
Something's not quite right.
This is one of my favorite books. Chances are high I will re-listen to this book again.
The freaking door they weren't suppose to open. I just sat froze as I listen to them scrabble to fix their, "OF!"
His voice blended well with the character. It made it easier for me to visual the events in this book.
Some doors should remain locked, but curiosity is a bitch with no mercy.