One of the best books I have read in a long time. Really loved the characters and the storyline. Reminded me a lot of the move "the mist" but way better. Also reminds me of the TV show Fringe, which even got a reference in the book. Lots of fun Scooby Doo references also.
Everything you could want in a thriller/mystery/scifi story. Well worth reading.
I hope they make a movie out this outstanding book. Soon.
It's up there as one of the best thrillers/mysteries I've ever listened to.
Books by Stephen King or Dean Koontz.
I don't want to spoil this for anyone...but I will say that choosing just one scene would be very difficult.
If I could have listened to it in one sitting, I would have. I will admit that on one day the fridge and kitchen cupboards got a very thorough cleaning and on another passers by must have wondered why I was sitting in my car in the supermarket carpark for so long.
The fantastic narration and superb writing make this book an all round winner.
I couldn't put this book down. I couldn't wait to get to the end.
I was a little let down by the end. He seemed to sell out. And the book got complicated about two thirds of the way through. And i loved the references to Scooby doo throughout the book;.
no, i have not.
I didn't have an extreme reaction to this book. I enjoyed it, and wanted to read it. I loved it, and listened to it for several hours at a time but it didn't make me laugh or cry.
One might have a greater appreciation of this booj if one is familiar with the work of Lovecraft.
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BORING BOOK TO ME. I DID NOT FINISH LISTENING TO IT. THE PREVIEW SOUNDED GOOD, BUT IT WAS NOT TO ME.
I am shocked people have rated this so highly. I downloaded it based on the reviews and the fact that Ray Porter was the narrator. Ray is amazing and he did a great job with this book. My problem is that the story is just boring. I will say that once you get into it you'll have a hard time not finishing it but nothing really happens and it just goes on and on.
I really wanted to like this book and in the end I guess it was decent. I listened to the last few hours on double speed to get through it faster. Overall the story was just kind of far-fetched (not just in the SciFi way but in all ways). Some things came too easy and other things were just stupidly unbelievable...like who the characters were and what they were capable of figuring out and doing.
I'm not going to spoil the book but this would have been much better as a 2 hour short story instead...
I bought this book on the recommendation of other reviewers on here. Big waste of a credit. Huge disappointment. This seemed like it was written by a high school student. Characters were types, narrative filled with cliches, plot completely predictable. I stuck with it, thinking there would at least be a surprise ending, as indicated by other Audible reviewers of this book. Not even a decent payoff there. Saw the ending coming many chapters before. A book is rarely so bad that it makes me angry that I wasted time. This one made me mad.
I use my left foot to type my reviews.
I don't know if this is a misprint from Audible or they need to make revenue for their in house production division (Audible Frontiers), but I have no idea how "14" got nominated for Audie Award for science fiction of the year. For anyone that love science fiction, burn this author out of your library and get something from Neal Stephenson, China Mieville, Peter F. Hamilton, and William Gibson. Stick with those authors for sci fi and you won't be disappointed.
As for Peter Clines and "14", I only have to gag on how stupid the entire story was. The book is not science fiction or a thriller, or even a mystery. It's more like a movie episode of Scooby Doo, but without the Great Dane. There are so many references of the cartoon in the book, that I was expecting a Scooby Snack at the end.
All of the characters are really stupid. I don't know the best way to describe them, but they are all a bunch of leftovers from remedio class. The book reminds me of "Ready Player One", which I didn't liked. There is a lot of pop culture in the plot, but just with stupid characters.
Did I mention how stupid "14" was to read? I'm only a few listeners that gave this book 1 star. I really don't understand how "14" got so many raving reviews, like, "Must Read." Maybe I was deprived as a child from eating MSG.
What Ididn't realize prior to reading the book was that it was Sci-Fi and I'm not a fan of that genre.
I'll try to answer this without any spoilers. The most memorable moment for me was the moment where, during thier exploration of the building, one of the tenants flipped a switch, something wierd happened and it became apparent to everyone that their living situation was FAR more complicated than they thought.
I remember thinking, "what in the world is going on in this place?"
I liked everything about Ray Porters performance. He had a very pleasant voice to listen to, he read at a very comfortable pace with all the right voice inflections and each character had a different voice that readers could easily recognize. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him.
Because I'm not a Sci-Fi fan, my extreme reaction was disbelief. I was totally hoooked and intrigued by this story right up until the last couple of chapters when it took a sharp turn. At that point, I no longer wanted to finish the book, but felt I had to because I had come so far.
I am really confused by the great reviews. Sure it's a high concept plot and it kept an air of mystery. But, for the most part, having people stand around and talk was completely boring. If I had read the paperback I could have skimmed lots of the filler and jumped to the conclusion. How many times can we listen to the same paragraphs about his boss complaining about job production??? I get it, he's in a dead end life and hopefully this will move him forward.
As an audiobook I felt it was a major waste of time. Even the big reveal was silly and explained nothing.