Audie Award Nominee, Science Fiction, 2013
Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches.
There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s. Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends. Or the end of everything....
©2012 Peter Clines and Permuted Press (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"A riveting apocalyptic mystery in the style of LOST." (Craig DiLouie, author of The Infection and The Killing Floor)
"A wholly original story that weaves together mystery and the apocalypse like a finely tuned band." (Evan Roy, Bricks of the Dead)
Great book with a really unique plot that you certainly couldn't guess what was coming next.
The discovery in the basement
Although I am not a big science fiction fan, and had an idea from previous reviews that this story was in that genre, I I still downloaded it, due to the good reviews it got. It was a very entertaining book and was actually a great break from the type of stories I usually listen to.
Yes, this is a fun book. There was the occasional reference to pop culture such as Star Trek and Scooby Doo, but these matched the nerdiness of the characters. Mostly it was a mystery. Our slacker protagonist becomes intrigued by oddities of his building and enlists his neighbors in his investigations. And just when you thought you had it figured out, something new and odd pops up.
Tim the 'retired specialty book publisher' was great. Part Father Confessor with beer and part MacGyver--"I read it in a book I published."
The narrator does a great job of giving each character a voice and maintaining the proper pace.
I lost sleep over this book--meaning I was listening to it when I should have been sleeping, but it was worth it.
I'm going to have to check out the author's other books.
A great mystery story that evolves into a good science fiction story. The narrator did a nice job with the characters. I couldn't wait to hear what going to happen next.
The reader was excellent. The characters believable and interesting. I liked how each one seemed to have a bit more going on than was revealed. It kept you thinking about how their individual skills might relate to the denouement. A nice albeit somewhat predictable end which was very satisfying.
Yes. Good entertainment.
No. I liked Mr. Porter's read.
My only extreme reaction related to the characterization of the beings and existance in the other dimension. This was the only disappointing part of the book.
Just keeps you waiting!
I can't think of one just now.
The was everyone pulled together to bring the door closed.
If you don't have it get it.
First time rater who has listened to and read thousands of books but asked to rate this one I couldn't help myself - GREAT READ, end of story
I like this author
Any marginal Sci-Fi vs Future person has to read this, but no matter what don't ever spoil the story for anyone else
Yes. I live solo in an apartment and can imagine what it is like to move and meet the neighbors. This story reminds me of my first moving experience.
X-Files meets Friends
Mental Health Counselor, war resistor, socialist
The dialogue and interaction of the cross generational cast was very well done and even had me laughing out loud several times.
Very unique. I haven't read anything quite like it. Dimension shift.
The Squale's voice was amazing. The sound of telepathy. All characters were well portrayed and differentiated.
It scared the hell out of me at the end. No way I would quit and go to bed when the end was four hours away.
This will make a fine movie.
I would read another book by P.C. Because I believe in 2nd chances. I loved the narrator
There wasn't enough suspense.
The gatherings on the rooftop.
Not really :/
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