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 am a D-Bag.
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.
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!
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.
Veek - I wanted to be her
Mind like a steel trap: Rusty, dangerous and banned in 37 states.
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!
.... I can't say without spoiling the book.
Nope - first one.
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.
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.
Just another book reader......but a book reader with style and panache!!!!
Its the kind of story that kinda creeps up on you..... Buy it. Its good.
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.
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.
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.
I have no complaints. I
Sure...to compare and contrast the movie to the book
I would only recommend a book with a 4 or higher rating
I would only recomend a book that i give a 5
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!
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.
Say something about yourself!
A twist a end I didn't see coming.
One of the main characters dies. :(
First Peter Cline 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.
Yes just to see that old building. The mystery of it!
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.
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