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)
No, I was a bit let down I thought it was going to be really something but it wasn't to my taste
Probably if they asked and liked science fiction
I didn't have one
I picked this up a few days ago, based upon a series of raving reviews. It's certainly the kind of book that keeps you turning pages or plugged into the audio. The build-up of suspense and mystery is fantastic. But, then the climax is a bit corny. I don't regret the purchase, I got my money's worthy, but I'm not among the 5 star ravers.
Yes, I would
The beginning was a little slow - once the story got moving it was good - if you can allow yourself to believe in the world Cline created.
Roy Porter did a great job with the accents of the different characters.
I am going to say yes. It was not great, but good company while working in the yard and walking the dog.
I really wanted to love this book. I had heard how great it was, and I loved the fact that it was different. This is unique book with a unique plot, I like authors who take me somewhere I've never been before.
So I enjoyed the book, I thought it was a solid read, but I just never loved it. The characters are well-developed and some of them really jump off the page. In the end, though, I just didn't care as much as I should have about how things turned out. I felt like I should care, I just didn't.
Good book, if you've heard great things about it, you won't go wrong by reading it. But it was not the exceptional story I was hoping for when I started.
Hmmm. Maybe but only if you are in to sci-fi.
Hard to explain but the voice can really make or break the character. My impression is the narrator fell a little short on this one.
Yes, enjoyable enough but not one of my favorites.
I loved the reader, he was excellent, and it was face paced enough that I listened to it straight through.
I don't want to spoil the fun.
Reality is more than you make of it.
I love Lovecraft and was SO excited when this book became an homage to him, without being derivative.
Listening to this audiobook took me back to the days when I'd be a horrible moocher and han out and free read in my buddy's comic shop in Virginia and stumble onto a graphic novel I'd never heard of, and 3 hours later, find myself starving and realizing I'd read through poli-sci class. If you love suspense, cults, old gods and a colorful cast of characters who range from sounding like Duke Phillips from "The Critic" and Stu from "The Life and Times of Tim" --this is a good choice. Nicely fleshed out characters, genuine relationships within the story and a narrator/voice actor who really knows what he's doing. Ray Porter is a narrator I'll be looking out for and Peter Clines is rock solid. Check out his Zombies with Super Heroes series (yes, I just typed that out loud) for even more quick, dirty fun.
This is one of those audio rare books that has exceptionally good narration, writing and story. The characters are complex and believable, the story itself is interesting and unpredictable - and the writing had me laughing out loud in parts, and later in parts it was extremely intense. I had never read a book by Peter Clines nor had I listened to one narrated by Ray Porter before this one - I intend to consider both for future picks with my credits. The narration, by Ray Porter, was one of the best I have listened to in a long time. Well worth the credit.
Reads like it's a made-for-TV script for a Scooby Doo episode. "Daphne" was even referred to in one situation.
I wouldn't be averse to reading another book by Peter Clines. The narration was excellent.
I'd recommend it as a light read as long as they are willing to accept that ultimately credibily is stretched to breaking point
No particular favourite
I don't think a follow up book would be worthwhile as the plot conclusion lacked plausibility so if continued would be in danger of becoming ridiculous.
This story had great potential with some interesting and innovative twists. I was disappointed the solution to the "mystery" of Apartment 14 was so improbable.
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