I liked the characters in this book and it seemed okay for the first half. At some point this book went berserk and became WAY too Sci Fi for my taste. Just not my cup of tea and gave up somewhere in the second half.
I wasn't sure if I would like this book, but read it on a recommendation. I was hooked immediately. Great story, great characters, great narration! Even if you are not a tried and true fan of science fiction, I'd recommend that you give this book a try. You might be surprised!
14 is creepy, chilling and fun.
There's a nail-biting scene that had my heart pounding!
Mr. Porter's accents bring so much to the book. I really enjoyed that!
I've always been a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction. I don't have a "favorite genre" - I just like good books. I especially like audio books that are well read.
It's hard to say... the story was FANTASTIC .... creative, compelling, suspenseful. The reading by the narrator was amazing. This narrator was so good at changing his voice you could easily believe multiple actors were reading the script.
Tim was my favorite character. I liked that he added balance and leadership without taking over from Nate. He was the sensible guy and very street smart.
I have not, but I will pick up more narrated by him. It was excellent and added immensely to my enjoyment of the book.
When something is too good to be true.... run!
I hope they do make a movie of this.. I'd love to see it.
I originally chose this audio book based on other reviews. I had never heard of the author, but 14 had some amazing comments, do I have it a go. it was better than I imagined! There is humor, mystery, and a touch of romance.
14's plot is very engaging. It draws you into the mystery behind the building where the story takes place, giving it a real presence and character. The mystery unfolds in a very satisfying way and dragged me in chapter after chapter. Unfortunately, where the writer falls short is in dialogue and characterization. The protagonist is wooden and interchangeable. The supporting characters have more to them but they come across as types: The sex pot, the nerdy girl, the "dude", the man with a hidden past ... Clines does a good enough job that you do start to care about these people but the dialogue kills me. Think about the lines in any generic blockbuster film with forced humor, pointless sexual innuendo and repetitive expressions (how many times should the characters "...take a a hit..." off of something?)
I took a creative writing class once and was told to go to public places and listen to real conversations to develop a realistic reparte. This guy needs that. And I hope he gets there because the story in general was actually pretty good.
The narrator was spot on. He melded into the story and did a great job giving the characters distinctive voices.
"Wait for it -- f*&@ you" is just one of many groanably bad dialogue moments. 14 wins an award for being the most clumsily book I ever made it all the way through. While there was a good hour of excitement and novelty, I'm very disappointed that Audible strongly recommended this mess.
I enjoyed this book even though it was different than I expected. I thought the narrator did a great job. I would love to see this made into a movie someday :)
If you are looking for a book that will hold your interest and with well developed characters along with a surprisingly good story, then this book is for you. There was nothing about the book that I did not enjoy.
Not my typical genre but the storyline was interesting and the book was well paced with few parts that dragged on needlessly. Well written and imaginative.
This is my first exposure to Mr. Porter. He did a great job.
I like the character development in general. Distinct and I was able to conjure up great visuals of how each character would look. I like when that happens. I especially liked the banter of Nate and Veek and their humorous sides.