If you give me something original I will probably like it, regardless of the genre. Stick to a formula and I want to hurl a book at your head.
This story really drags you in. At first it may start a little slow, but ever so gradually it builds up and you can't stop listening to it as you uncover the mystery with the characters. I found myself actually crying out excitedly as something was revealed. I would definitely get the book itself because this is seriously great.
Ray Porters performance is deserving of somekind of audiobook award. Additionally, the story was unique enough to keep you interested throughout...though I honestly expected something completely different at almost ever turn. But was satisfied with the outcome. Hats-off to Clines for his intelligent, contemporary and witty dialog and Porters ability to bring it to life...a great one-two combination. Only four stars on the story, simple because I wanted more detail and there were a few incomplete bits introduced in the story that were never addressed. Otherwise it is an audiobook well worth your time and money!
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
Narration, excellent. Story, excellent except for the last hour in which it drops off to a "good" to "very good" level. I'd be stunned if you thought this book was lame, or a waste of your time. Read/listen, and enjoy. It's not what you think.
Not exactly what I expected but the writing was excellent and the characters fun to get to know. The premis is fiction and twisted but keep me listening. I have spent much time in the exact area of Los Angeles where the story takes place and that made it all a bit more real. Most of LA is like fiction anyway so this book just added another layer.
Was very pleasantly surprised by this book. Went on recommendations and was not disappointed. Whilst one or two plot lines were signalled clearly, there was plenty of intrigue and interest in the book. Again, some stereotypes in the characters but overall a very enjoyable listen.
An excellent audio version of a fantasy thriller with a realistic,contemporary set of characthers. A modern take on the H.P.Lovecraft mithos with subtle irony and an amazing work of narrative growing tension.Very entertaining, funny, chilling at the end. Perfect audio book for disconnecting tension,stress, altough some drops of social situation, crisis.
All of the characters in the story really stand out by their actions.
The personality of the building and all of its secrets.
All of the adventures inside the building and on the rooftop.
I recommended this book to my friends and they enjoyed the story as much as I did. It really picks up fast and the characters are interesting.
Loved the audio, it really added to the story.
Nate? Veek? Tim? I really loved them all. The writer did an excellent job developing the characters bad making me care about each of them.
Without giving anything away, the long walk the crew goes on in the basement...the creep factor was HIGH! 2nd favorite was all the rooftop sunset scenes. I love the friendships that build through their common experience.
If I could have, I would have!
I can't explain how much I enjoyed this book! Best book I've read this year!
I love the reader Ray Porter so I got the book. I only finished the book out of A.) Morbid Curiosity and B.) Ray Porter's skill as a performer.
This 12 hour book took 8 hours to build character ID, and lay out (ad nauseam) how they were trying to solve a sci-fi mystery.
In the 8 hours you have NO CLUE what they are trying to solve. What was the point of there search? And when what the are looking for is finally on the horizon you plummet into the abyss of WTF? It was a Bath Salts trip with a lackluster, predictable, poorly thought out ending.
Why anyone liked this is beyond me.