The voice actor in this production is solid, the characters become unique early and the voices consistently distinguish between individual characters and for the most part have a variety of differences in their moods that draw you deep into the story. There were a few times where the voice and emotion didn't seem to match up as he transitions between characters, but it is rare and only a minor distraction. Overall Ray Porter is a great narrator and adds to the production very well, especially towards the end.
This book was an interesting approach to the Cthulhu Mythos in both trying to make it relevant for new generation with the author's writing style keeping it modern in its approach and its explanation of the Great Old Ones. The characters were interesting and had depth that made you appreciate getting to know them, the setting was perfect as it is set in a rundown old Hollywood building and the imagery it uses makes it very easy to relate to any major city you may have lived in if you've never been.
The only place I felt this book failed was its length, I feel that if the author had taken a bit more time to get more descriptive and draw you into the little details while painting a bigger picture of the surroundings, it would have made it a bit more Lovecraftian and made a few of the situations a bit more impact-full as well as not leaving you with a few questions that don't get answered; but this is just nitpicking as the story is rich with characters and setting and the story never feels predictable.
Overall I'm glad I spent the credit and I recommend you check it out if you are looking for some old-school horror with new-world dressings.
Yes. Each character has personality.I can feel from the narrator.
Nate. He has curiosity and leadership. I like him. His relation with Veek is natural.
Strange mystery. The story developed with conversation.
Is there a mysterious building other than this?
I thought this was a very good book. The author did a great job keeping the reader/ listener interested and the plot twists were surprising. Ray Porter did a fantastic job connecting the listener with the character. Overall a great book and one I would Highly recommend.
Retired military. Spend my time just listening to books, when i cant handle reading.
Never read the print version. But when I started the audio I couldn't stop until it was done. Then I played it again.
Opening of the apartment 14.
Wow. How could this be made into a movie.
I loved this book, it made me laugh at parts more then anything I was addicted to finding out more
This book lost me about 3/4 of the way through. I was caught up in the buildup, even if everyone and their mom was invited to join in to investigate for no reason. Oh hey let's invite that super weird guy who hates us to help with our super secret investigation!
But I let it go, and at first I was all, "OH MY GOODNESS what is up with this building?!"
But then...what? It's...what?
I got sort of discouraged after the big reveal and, though I don't want to give anything away, that whole chunk of the book bothered me. I love science fiction, but this I didn't get. The monsters are ridiculous and have this lame mind talk. FEED>>>FEED>>>KILL>>>HUNT>>>BLOOD>>>BLURGH.
I don't know. I just don't know.
This book wasn't terrible, but I wish the "big secret" had stayed that way.
I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)
Interesting concept, has remnants of a young Stephen King but the ending was a bit flat. Liked the narrator but overall it was OK.
Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!
Initially I was really into the story line of this book, then it just turned strange. I was so upset that I'd spent hours waiting for THAT! Not to give anything away but the author took something so promising and just made it weird.
The premise of the book was good up until the left turn, then it was just BAD.
The reader did a good job.
Yes with a different ending.
I read the reviews and trusted the other listeners. I even recommended the book to my husband who now thinks I'm a certified fruit loop. I'm not allowed to recommend anything to him until I've finished listening first.
This was a spectacularly clever story with a nearly flawless pace. The kind of pace I've always wanted Stephen King to have. The reader did an incredible job, especially since the story revolved around a tight ensemble cast. His voices and subtle nuances were spot on.
No, because it's too long and too boring.
Doubt it, I didn't really like this one.