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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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    Kimberly Canton, GA, USA 09-11-12
    Kimberly Canton, GA, USA 09-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great for Stephen King Fans"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone that loves horror/zombie/survivalist fiction, of course, but I would also recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a gripping, character-driven story. This book won't enlighten or edify, but it's a fine way to spend an afternoon or two.


    What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

    I loved this book because it reminded me of great Stephen King - a really good story just for the sake of a really good story.


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    Brooke Melbourne, FL, United States 09-11-12
    Brooke Melbourne, FL, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "What enthralling fun!"
    Would you listen to 14 again? Why?

    Yes. Had a great time and it was refreshingly orginal.


    What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

    In orginallit, American Gods but more fun and somewhat lighthearted.


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

    Sorry but the nerd voice. But I like nerds. Loved the torchwood reference!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I just spent a week touring the Baltic states and listened to this book as we sat on the bus. It was great. Wondered if there was a RUssian version of Cavendish House.


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    Vance imperial, CA, United States 09-11-12
    Vance imperial, CA, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Implausible and too cutesy for me!"

    This listen was a positive experience for me, but just barely. The best way that I can describe my listening experience was mildly entertained. The good character development originality and mystery element of the story is what stands out as some of the many positives for this book. Nevertheless, as the story unfolded I started to lose interest due to the fact that there were too many implausible story elements. I liked the writers style of prose and felt very connected while listening, but the story itself just didn't feel plausible at times. It isn't that I felt that there was no way I could ever accept what the author was asking me to believe, it was more that I felt the author didn't lay enough factual foundation to allow me to suspend my own disbelief. In short, there must have been at least a half-dozen moments where I found myself saying, "Oh come on now!" Also, the story unfolds in a cutesy kind of way, sort of like a Scoobie Doo episode. Despite the author's attempts to diffuse this problem by introducing Scoobie Doo jokes among the characters, I felt that this only made the situation much worse. Think Dan Brown hybridized with the writers of Scoobie Doo and you would have a pretty close mental picture. Don't get me wrong, Scoobie cartoons are great! I loved that each one involved a creepy supernatural mystery. But, I think I'm getting a little too old for Scoobie. Now, that said, I am a forty year old, so I have already been beaten down by the world and am no longer as open-minded as I once was! As such, I could see this book being a big hit for those in their teens or early twenties.

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    Kellae 09-10-12
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    "What a scary listen!"
    What did you love best about 14?

    The reader was amazing! I was sick in bed and did not want to even read....I turned this on and was hooked. Now I expect every Audible to be this entertaining.


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

    The giant demon...as Ray read in a horrifying voice....Food! Prey! Meat, Mine!

    Scared the crap out of me...excellent reader.


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    Jessica Hernando, ms, United States 09-10-12
    Jessica Hernando, ms, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great entertainment"
    Would you listen to 14 again? Why?

    Yes, it's a interesting book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    When they starting exploring


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

    Rodger


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Unusual and interesting


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it... Nothing like I exspected

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    autumn Pleasant Hill, CA, United States 09-10-12
    autumn Pleasant Hill, CA, United States 09-10-12
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    "Very creative"
    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

    Very interesting mystery thriller.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is very creative, with a lot of twist. The author is very imaginative, and the book kept me interested from the beginning to the end.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DSD Georgia 09-10-12
    DSD Georgia 09-10-12 Listener Since 2009

    Stop listening to other people's opinions and form one of your own. That's sound advice, or not. It all depends on how literal you take it.

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    "Entertaining"

    This is one of those books that is not deep on any level. It's just wierd entertainment. Look to something else if you are looking for character development or theme... If you want the odd and bit of the macabre, then this is your book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 09-10-12
    Julie 09-10-12
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    "Captivating listen"
    What did you love best about 14?

    The depth of the characters and wanting to know what was going to happen next


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

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christina J. 09-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Highly Enjoyable"
    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

    Easy listen. Great story. Highly enjoyable. Great character development. I'm not a Sci-Fi fan but I enjoyed this one.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Monroe, CT, United States 09-10-12
    Susan Monroe, CT, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Very Entertaining"
    Would you listen to 14 again? Why?

    Once was enough, but the first time was entertaining and kept me listening as the story unfolded. Now that I know the "twist", I would be less compelled to read this book again. The first time was a fun, surprising ride.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It took place in a part of Southern California that I know well. I loved the character development-- the dialogue was easy and realistic. These are people I have known. I loved that no matter where the story took the characters, (and believe me, they travel!) the writing was believable, the characters vulnerable yet determined to overcome.


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

    the narrator


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