I love the concept for this series. All the ingredients are good, but the story isn't as strong as I'd like. I did like the narrator, and I thought he did a good of giving the story that "bro" vibe that the author was going for. Overall, it was ok, but I'd probably pass on it in the future.
The ending was interesting. A few times I found myself going, the characters aren't doing what a logical person in that situation would do. Which is my internal "author-is-forcing-a-scenario-on-the-reader" sensor going off.
I really liked the description of the bad guys. The author really knows how to drum up a good monster.
Like I said, I loved the ingredients to this series and I keep hoping that the next book gets it right. I do hope this story has a sequel and that it gets things right next time.
In the book, Amy (the girlfriend of the Protagonist) sucks. I hate her. Everyone moment she whined about the situation was like a cheese grater on my ears.
No clue. I just listened to it so I can't compare it to the print version.
David. He was the protagonist and it would be weird not to chose him.
Haven't listened to any other Macleod Andrew performance. He was pretty good.
Probably something like "shit just got real" or some other nonsense.
Ok - those other review topic prompters were crap. Here is all you need to know. This is a really good book. I've gone through about a dozen or so "mediocre" books recently looking for something this good. You should get it.
This book felt like a project that was missing some parts. The story revolved around the weirdness of the building, giving the reader some puzzles to play with. Some of the items introduced to the reader really didn't go anywhere - it just felt like filler. And then the shift at the end was a bit abrupt, as the ending.
The Narrator sounds exactly like Brian the dog off Family Guy. I couldn't stop picturing Brian talking to me or waiting for Stewie to show up.
Here is how I rank this book among some current entries in the paranormal fantasy genre:
1. Dresden series by Jim Butcher
2. Monster Hunter series by Larry Correia
3. Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne
4. John Dies at the End by David Wong
5. 14 (This Book)
6. This book is full of spiders by David Wong
I put it toward the bottom. It was slow and didn't seem to know where it was going. I mean it was ok, but nothing I'd get excited about and I don't think I'll read his other stuff.
Haven't read the print version, but I really liked the narration by Morton Sellers. It was very clinical, in that way Forensic Files or New Detectives was clinical.
Paul Haggis. He is this wonderfully, amazing yet screwed up guy. I loved the fact he didn't bow to anyone (including his church's leaders), but I felt terrible for his family struggles.
The narration is dry and clinical, and I love that. Like I mentioned earlier, it feels much more documentary than infomercial.
Mission Impossible IV: Revenge of the Psychiatry
Fun Topic, Good Narration, Lots of "Wow, that's crazy" moments.
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