Love to read and love audio-books, esp Sci-fi and fantasy, and zombies, of course. I believe the narrator can make or break the experience.
My husband and I listened to this on our recent Thanksgiving weekend car trip. We are totally in love with Ray Porter as the reader, his talents are amazing! But a bonus is that this book was a great read. Kept us sucked into the story the whole time, and we couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to some more.
We were reminded of several sci-fi stories such as StarGate and many with time travel. There were elements of some television shows such as The Twilight Zone. Loved it!
Ray Porter is hands down our favorite narrator. He breaths life into every book we've listened to, including the entire Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry.
Full of humor, so don't be afraid that this is a horror movie that will make you cringe.
There were some points where you might get anxious, but that helps build the suspense. Be assured, you'll laugh plenty while you listen to this book.
Buy it, listen to it. You'll thank me! As an aside, my husband and I were trying to decide who would play these characters in the movie. We decided the entire cast from Firefly would do nicely if Joss Whedon would please direct!
Nicely tall and intelligently open-minded
I enjoyed this listen a great deal and at times it reminded me of the Tales from the City by Amistead Maupin, especially in regards of the group of tenants. You get so involved with the characters that you wish you could be among them and participate in their quest. Having this said, the turn into the "twilight zone" was a bit too unbelievable and I'm not a big fan of aliens turning into unidentifiable organisms (won't go into details to not spoil the effect to future listeners).
Through his performance and especially his incredible ability to switch between the different characters/dialects in nano seconds, the narrator made this book come alive. Excellent performance and I have already added a few other books narrated by Ray Porter to my wish list.
A sequel would be interesting.
The book is a fun young guys outlook, using a real city, great sci fi mixed with some some believable names from recent history. A little men in Black thrown in,as well.
Nate was the key guy in this read, he is a decent good guy, and even got the girl in the end.
Some people objected a bit to the story twists. I was pleasantly surprised and truly came to care about all the characters. The narrator spoke for at least 8 characters and was fantastic.
Completely science fiction, but a good story. A straight tale, but leaves you wondering if the author has a hankering for satire. A polyglot of all the good stuff in sci-fi.
14 is a very good story and a well-executed audiobook. The story starts off a little slow as the tenants begin to investigate the events at their apartment building. But that allows the characters to develop and gets the listener into the story. And then the story takes off in unpredictable and utterly enjoyable directions. Highly recommended!
Pulled me in, but ending should have been earlier. The ending lost the 5th star.
Great story and even better performance. This story takes the reader to interesting and unexpected places with interesting and unexpected characters..
Everytime they dropped a great "plot bomb", another great one soon followed!
Spoiler - When the door opened into space.
The main male one - forgot his name
14 - moving in is only the beginning!
I needed a good sci-fy read and this "hit the spot."