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)
I couldn't put this book down. I couldn't wait to get to the end.
I was a little let down by the end. He seemed to sell out. And the book got complicated about two thirds of the way through. And i loved the references to Scooby doo throughout the book;.
no, i have not.
I didn't have an extreme reaction to this book. I enjoyed it, and wanted to read it. I loved it, and listened to it for several hours at a time but it didn't make me laugh or cry.
One might have a greater appreciation of this booj if one is familiar with the work of Lovecraft.
I am a Chef and have two boys. I also have 2 accounts.
BORING BOOK TO ME. I DID NOT FINISH LISTENING TO IT. THE PREVIEW SOUNDED GOOD, BUT IT WAS NOT TO ME.
Great story and narration. I did not know that the story would head where it ended up heading - to HP Lovecraft land. I don't think I am spoiling anything by saying that, because there is no way you could figure out how they get there. Also, you definitely don't say at the end of the book: I knew that was going to happen. The book is creepy, but in a subtle, interesting way. This is a fusion of science fiction, urban fantasy, horror and mystery - fresh, uncontrived, utterly original. Highly recommended.
This is my favourite audible book so far.. I bought it not knowing much about it and I truly loved every second of it. I literally did not want to stop listening because I had to sleep and eat.
Nate was my favourite ,but really all the residents from the building were interesting and I could picture each oen in my mind clearly and all their diff personalities
No, this was a first, but it wont be the last. Ray did the voices so well, esp the female voices and the voices of the Squales...OMG he did thise sooooooooo good.. I had goosebumps on my arm and kept thinking of all he said. Even now I can hear it in my head when I think of the book.
I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish.. Housework was left... Husband was not fed... everything was left until I had the book finished..I was freaked out by the story, intrigued and and left speechless. I sooooooooo want there to be another book after this one..... Please Mr Peter Clines write a sequel!!!!!!!!!
Read this book without looking up information on it. Two words that are going to make your blood run cold while listening to this are Squales and Cattle....seem harmless enough now maybe but wait.........just wait.... hehehehehehe(insert evil creepy laugh here)
Well if you were undecided about reading this novel, DON'T BE.
Everything about this story draws you in from the first chapter, the characters, the build up of the plot and the genuine surprises around every corner.
The chapters finish at just the right place the pauses between chapters are perfect, Ray Porter is as much a part of this novel with his narration as any of the characters.
Even if you are not a scifi novel enthusiast this is a superbly written novel that is performed so well you cannot turn it off. I haven't allowed the radio or the Tv in the house till I was finished the story I was so mesmerized.
I have let all my friends in on the brilliance of this novel, so Mr Clines I hope your sales surpass expectations.
Great narrator, interesting characters, good dialog. Story was interesting and fresh but turned hokey in the final chapters.
Retired from a sales and marketing career. I take a lot of long walks while listening to audible books, mainly mysteries and thrillers.
I took a gamble on this book. It is 180 degrees from my usual purchases. BUT.. Ray Porters reading of the book hooked me. The story is actually very good with characters you can identify with. I walk while listening and ended up doing 6-7 miles every time I put the earphones on. This story is fun and interesting. I will be checking out Peter Clines other offerings along with Ray Porter's readings.
Fresh, surprizing, different
There were things in the strory I did not expect and surprized me
When everyone gets together to open the last appartment door and they discover what is really behind that door - I never would have guessed that
They story had good pacing and kept my attention. This is not a story I would normally get and not entirely what I was expecting, but I am very pleased I heard it. The reader is very good at making distinct voices.
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