Absolutely, it is a captivating book
When the Nate, Zilla and Roger went through the tunnels to discover the truth of the building.
When the tenants opened door 14.
I normally do not like Sci-fi or fantasy stories but this was so well written and performed. It had something for everybody, romance, action, suspense and intrigue. Thoroughly enjoyable book!
I don't have time to read so I couldn't tell you if the written version is better. I will tell you I really enjoyed the story.
Xela - She is funny and witty. She had me laughing out load
Tim was my favorite, but Mr. Porter does a great job with them all.
It's a strange book, but it will hook you. Ray Porter does a wonderful job narrating. I am now listening to Peter's other books Ex-Heros and Ex-Patriots.
To start with, the characters were thoroughly fleshed out, absolutely ordinary human beings, people we can all actually relate to. Well, all but the aliens and the secret agent. Unless, of course, you're an alien or a secret agent. I had the impression it was going to be a modern gothic ghost story, which I confess I love when I can find one that’s well written. And it certainly started out that way. But there is no ghost in this story. Plenty of mysterious goings-on, but nary a ghost to be found. It was fun, occasionally laugh-out-loud fun, with enough suspense that I had to remind myself that it would still be there later when it was time to turn it off. And the plot held some unexpected twists. I won't spoil it, so we'll leave it at that. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Veek was my favorite. She kept surprising me. I wasn't sure if I liked her at first, then I found myself waiting to see what she might say or do next. By the end of the story, I was rooting for her... hmm. Don't want to give away too much!
I think Ray's character development was more of a surprise when listening than if you were reading the book. At least for me, when listening I tend to fall into the story and experience it moment by moment rather than thinking ahead too much, whereas when I'm reading I tend to think more. You can't very well go back and re-read bits for clarification when you're listening.
When they lost the old lady. No spoilers, now!
14 masterfully takes the commonplace to a new place, imbuing the everyday with history and the supernatural.
Ray Porter changed voices, accents, and genders so well that I forgot it was a single reader narrating.
I thought I was listening to a Stephen King novel.
This was a good book, the characters were interesting and Porter is great to listen to.
I have not read the book so no comparison.
Opening the door to 14,
The main character, of course.
The first half I wanted to eep listening
Narrator is awesome!
Excellent writing to draw the reader into a deceptively simple world, ratcheting up the complexity and drama to a final few intense scenes, blurring the boundary of fiction and reality.
14, a quiet apartment in a quiet neighborhood, or is it?
Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith Favorite narrator: Gerard Doyle Favorite listen : Burton and Swinburne Trilogy
not Melrose Place
It is kind of the sci-fi version of Corduroy Mansions. it is about this apartment building in California and its residents. The residents get together to find out why their rent is so cheap. As you will learn from the story, Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answers. I liked the story because beside being a great mystery the characters are well developed so that the listener is invested in the mystery. Additionally there is mystery surrounding the characters.
The characterisations of each character were great. i had in my mind who the actors and actresses would be if it were a movie. I wonder if the narrator was channeling those actors.
If it seems to good to be true ... We all know how that ends. or perhaps the truth is stranger than science fiction.
I really enjoyed this listen. I think the characters were well developed. there was some twists and turns in the plot that kept you interested. But mostly the character development was great. They called themselves the scooby gang and boy did they uncover a mystery.
Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.
This is an interesting story and I recommend it. It was not written as well as it could have been, but still held my interest – that is, I was able to suspend disbelief up to the point that the machine was messed with by the crazies. But then the author took his story in an implausible direction based on what his characters, given their past conduct, would actually have done. (Bicycles across an extremely hostile territory? These characters?? Naw.) Be that as it may, the book is still worth the money. By the way, it is NOT a haunted house story. More interesting than that.
This book reminded me of a Stephen King story. The characters were likable and fun with relaxed dialog. It was hard to put the book down. The concept was a bit wacky, but it didn't distract from my enjoyment. I will read this book again in a few years.