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'm an avid reader but when driving or exercising, listening to a great book and a great performance makes time fly!
This was a fun book...a good escape. Adventures and alternate universes and Nicola Tesla-built machines and beers on the roof deck. Light and fun.
Nate, the main character, is a fun guy; likable.
This was a fun book; an easy listen.
I'm a piper and a knitter, and reading is my drug of choice.
Deceptive. Exciting. Challenging.
I can't compare 14 to any other book I've ever read, but it seems very like many Dr. Who episodes I've seen over the years. Everything seems normal. Quirks can be explained away rationally. Then something happens, and suddenly nothing makes sense.
I've never heard any of Ray Porter's performances, but I'd listen to another one, given the opportunity.
I could not believe the twists and turns the plot took!
I recommend everyone to listen to this book - very entrtaining!!!
Nicely written and dynamic piece with some unexpected turns and twists.
Narrators have done a pretty good job.
I didn't think this was the genre that it turned out to be but I wound up really enjoying the story, characters and narration. I listen to a lot of narrations and this one was very well done. There were several male and female characters as well as sound effects that couldn't have been easy but the narrator kept them clear and not hokey as they could have easily been. The author took on a lot and could have made the plot a little tighter but overall it was an attention keeping thriller!
I got this book off an editor's list & had no expectations. The story grabbed me along the way and held my interest to the end. Entertaining escape.
The story was very unusual and at times got bogged down with details but Ray Porter's narration kept me very interested in the story. I really enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down until it was finished.
The narrator was very good at differentiating character voices.
All the twists and an unexpected storyline.
Willy Wonka of it
Pretty high up there. It's not often it all comes together: story, narrator, pace, characters. It all just works.
The sense of adventure and mystery. Unraveling the history and secrets was a fun journey.
There was a little romance sprinkled in, but none of that "OMG he's going to do something stupid because he likes so-and-so" romance. Just normal, every day, believable, "I like you".
Probably the main character, Nate, followed by Tim.
"Some mysteries are best left unsolved"
As I've mentioned, this book contained a very good mix of genres/elements. There was lots of mystery. There was science fiction sprinkled with a bit of real-life historical figures. There was certainly a lot of adventure and humor -- and surprisingly, there was romance, but not in the *groan* sort of way. You got to see some every day likable people come together in an way that didn't annoy or detract from the story in the least.
Great job to both the author, and Ray Porter, who is an awesome narrator.
I would have never picked up a "sci-fi" type book, but the story was extremely well written and by the time the crazy sci fi stuff happened I was hooked.
1Q84 - another "soft" sci-fi.
I think the author takes this story way too far for even a sci-fie junkie to enjoy. It is so far fetched it borders on being comical. The premise is taken way too far. I would scale it back and make it more conceivable. It is even too far out there for Nicolas Cage to portrait.
Peter could have made the ending less romantic. It was like some 1940s movie. Especially after such a overly dramatic climax. But maybe that is his intention; to get movie rights.
I thought he did a very good job and will search his other books.
Yes but not a block buster. If anyone would star in it would be Nicolas Cage. Hmm Nate Cage.
Tried too hard to be different and lost my interest.
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