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14 | [Peter Clines]

14

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - H.P. Lovecraft pioneered the genre of “weird fiction”, so it makes sense that Peter Clines leans heavily on Lovecraft in this twisting, terrifying, shocking, and ultimately exhilarating tale of an apartment building with a lot of secrets. While the main character is a relatable everyman, the rest of the tenants are well-fleshed-out and rich, with their own backstories and motivations that pay off in an extended, otherworldly ending. Everyone is hiding something and the stakes are much higher than they first appear. Ray Porter absolutely nails the accents, tones, and emotions of the diverse cast of characters. —Chris

Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 05-20-13
    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2010

    I am a D-Bag.

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    "Bad narrator"

    Even though the story was good overall it had its low points. First the story has a few cliched characters. Worse though was the cliched beer drinking parties on the roof. Come on clinking beer bottles watching the sun going down, I mean if you really do that your a freaking loser, your a walking cliche a douce bag through and through society would be better off if you threw yourself off the roof. Anyway the worst belongs to the slow speaking pause cursed narrator. He speaks so slow I get bored, I was just about ready to give up when I upped the speed of the recording and changed my mind and finished the book. I did like the story besides the aboved mentioned.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Tucson, AZ, United States 05-09-13
    Sarah Tucson, AZ, United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Story & Awesome Narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 14 to be better than the print version?

    I have both the audio and the book, and I really adored listening to it in audio form, just because Ray Porter is such an amazing narrator! However, I had to read about half of it on my Kindle, just because the story was so engaging that I couldn't put it down!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    Mmmm... I don't want to put spoilers in here, but you'll know it when you get to it - about 70% of the way through.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Veek - I wanted to be her


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Queen Kentucky 04-24-13
    S. Queen Kentucky 04-24-13

    Mind like a steel trap: Rusty, dangerous and banned in 37 states.

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    "Impulse buy - best ever."
    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    The slow, slow, slow climb from "why do I care what this idiot is doing at work" to "what's going to happen next" then you hit the top of the rollercoaster and start to fly!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    .... I can't say without spoiling the book.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope - first one.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book solely because I had extra credits and reader reviews were good. If it had been adequately described, I might have avoided it, and missed one of the best listens of my life. Yeah, that's right - ONE OF THE BEST LISTENS OF MY LIFE. It was AMAZING. I had to keep stopping to digest certain pieces and try to put the puzzle together before it was solved for me ... but oh my dog it was amazing.

    I've never even heard of Peter Climes before this and now... I'll be getting more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-08-13
    Jessica Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-08-13
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    "Awful"

    This book had very little substance and it was definitely NOT worth the time. I love a good mystery/suspense book but this was not it.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kelley New Albany, MS, United States 03-25-13
    Kelley New Albany, MS, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2011

    Just another book reader......but a book reader with style and panache!!!!

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    "LIKED IT"

    Its the kind of story that kinda creeps up on you..... Buy it. Its good.

    GOOD LISTEN!!!

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    Larry A. Caldwell Oregon, USA 03-23-13
    Larry A. Caldwell Oregon, USA 03-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Lovecraftian Fantasy"

    The story is entertaining and original, with just enough tie-in to H. P. Lovecraft to please a long time fantasy fan. The narration is brilliant. Highly recommended.

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    03-18-13
    03-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Still waiting"
    What did you like best about 14? What did you like least?

    The character interactions and the narrator were high points of this story. The dynamic between residents of the apartment was fun to observe. The author did a great job of building a sens elf suspense with regard to the building's secrets.


    If you’ve listened to books by Peter Clines before, how does this one compare?

    Yes! I'm a fan of the Desert Spear series. Desert Spea r series is spectacular. This book merely wet my whistle for the next great read.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I have no complaints. I


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Sure...to compare and contrast the movie to the book


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff Lake Forest, CA, United States 03-12-13
    Cliff Lake Forest, CA, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2012

    I would only recommend a book with a 4 or higher rating

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    "Not bad I give it a 4"
    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


    Any additional comments?

    I would only recomend a book that i give a 5

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Wayne, ok, United States 02-28-13
    Gayle Wayne, ok, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2012

    I love a good book, but never have time to sit and read. Audible is wonderful for people like me. Even though my kids think I am a nerd for always having my headphones on, someday they will wish their college books were on audible!

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    "different"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book was different for me. I am still not sure how I feel about it. It did keep me listening, I am just not much of a scifi person.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 02-09-13
    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Not great but kept my interest."
    What did you like best about 14? What did you like least?

    A twist a end I didn't see coming.

    One of the main characters dies. :(


    If you’ve listened to books by Peter Clines before, how does this one compare?

    First Peter Cline book


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ray Porter is a great reader!!! Voice is smooth and easy to listen to. Even the females voices are easy to hear. That was one of the reasons I choose this book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes just to see that old building. The mystery of it!


    Any additional comments?

    Prob won't tell all my friends about this book. It was missing a WOW factor. I did come to like all the characters tho. Was very glad clines informed us of whats in store for them.

    Suggest waiting for this one to go on sale. Perhaps in a BOGO. That would be better then a credit spent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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