Wow! Why haven't I heard about Peter Clines before? This book is brilliantly written. The suspense never lets up, the story is fast-paced and talk about twists!
As for the narrator... I so wish he could read all the books on Audible. I have stopped listening to books before because of the narrator, but Ray Porter reads like it’s his story that he’s telling and he’s very passionate about it. Without a doubt the best narrator I have heard in the seven years I have been with Audible.
Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.
so, so and must have been written with a hoped for movie deal in mind. Initially slow, but begins to grow on you quickly as the buildings residents bond and figure things out. I would have given the first half at least a 4 despite the strong language peppered in fairly regularly. Writer has clever mind and when he learns how to "manipulate" the reader a little better, weave the plot and not have the "right people" conveniently get killed or get free or have a large supply of guns... we'll suspend our disbelief for the last half. It will be interesting to see if the movie blends the two parts a little better. Fun, quirky way to pass time, a Dr. Pepper book.
funny, dark, unexpected
i would probably never have bought this book based just on the publisher's summary. so glad i gave it a shot-- there's more to it than i'd expected. and, as everyone else has said, and will probably continue to say: ray porter does a FANTASTIC job on the narration. it made the book a breeze to listen to-- i could multi-task and still never miss a beat because all of his characters have a different voice & he captures subtleties in the intonations that i'm not even sure the writer realized could be there. its really brilliant.
i think Tim was my favorite to listen to. But that he was able to pull off Veek (spelling?) was noteworthy!
not all at once, no, but over only a few days.
the book ended and i was on audible about 5 minutes later, searching for other ray porter narrations. peter clines wrote a fine story, but it was porter that put it over the top.
Could have been so great but lost me when it went off the rails and turned Sci-Fi. I thought it would just be creepy, haunted or something. Seven miles underground was too far for my imagination to go. The narrator was a little dull also. Thankfully, I didn't waste a credit on this,
I never knew what was coming next, very creative
I like Ned the best he was a simple guy and extraoedinary things happened to him and he handled it well
Oh, My God!
Peter Clines is a master juggler of character development and the mini-plots within the over arching plot will keep you on your toes! There are very few books that I actually "miss" the characters when the book ends; this is one of them. I particularly love his attention to little details that come back to bite the characters in the arse from time to time. And the ending....oh, my god!
No, I haven't and based on this performance (or, should I say "performances" since he creates a special "voice" for each of the characters and, I've got to tell you, with the amount of dialogue going on in this book, that was no easy feat) that will soon be rectified.
Yeah. Missed a day of work due to a convenient "ice storm" (if you can call 1/100th of an inch of ice a "storm"). Got a lot of knitting done though!
So far there are only two authors I've gone back and listened to their books more than once -- Tanya Huff's Smoke series and Peter Clines "14". I'll be checking out more of Mr. Cline's books and Mr. Porter's performances.
I haven't read anything by Peter Clines, so I was depending on the reviews of this book when I made the purchase. The story started out very tame. A guy needs a cheaper apartment and goes with the recommendation of a stranger to find his next place. The old building is weird--all the floorplans are different, etc. etc.--and he wants to know more about it. And then the story builds to a fever pitch that gripped me until the end. It reminded me very much of Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, which begins when the main character finds a shiny piece of metal protruding out of the ground in the woods. She starts digging it up and so launches a series of events that keeps the reader turning pages. I couldn't guess where Clines was going with the plot, so I had to keep reading. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and just the kind of story I love! I'll be looking for more of his books.
I enjoy the narrator as well as the story
Very slow pace, no plot. Some folks may like this style but I don't. I didn't care for the narrator either...that could help with more humor by a good narrator.
It was not my genre for sure, I just couldn't stop reading it because I had to know how it ended... but it got way to sci fi for me.
No, not necessarily but I am not a Sci Fi fan anyway.
I did like the narration, it was easy to tell the characters apart even without being told who was who. And his girl voice wasn't super annoying like most of the male narrators.
Yes. I can't imagine who the stars would be...
I think any sci fi fan or someone looking to read something wildly different would enjoy this. It is well written and the characters are great. I just really don't like Sci Fi for some reason...
14 is a really enjoyable book, principally because of the wonderful variety of characters, and the great story development. The book starts as a "small" story about a single character, and gradually expands to something MUCH bigger. The funny thing is that although it takes its time unfolding the plot, the book's excellent character development makes the entire process highly enjoyable.