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 loved the reader, he was excellent, and it was face paced enough that I listened to it straight through.
I don't want to spoil the fun.
Reality is more than you make of it.
I love Lovecraft and was SO excited when this book became an homage to him, without being derivative.
Listening to this audiobook took me back to the days when I'd be a horrible moocher and han out and free read in my buddy's comic shop in Virginia and stumble onto a graphic novel I'd never heard of, and 3 hours later, find myself starving and realizing I'd read through poli-sci class. If you love suspense, cults, old gods and a colorful cast of characters who range from sounding like Duke Phillips from "The Critic" and Stu from "The Life and Times of Tim" --this is a good choice. Nicely fleshed out characters, genuine relationships within the story and a narrator/voice actor who really knows what he's doing. Ray Porter is a narrator I'll be looking out for and Peter Clines is rock solid. Check out his Zombies with Super Heroes series (yes, I just typed that out loud) for even more quick, dirty fun.
This is one of those audio rare books that has exceptionally good narration, writing and story. The characters are complex and believable, the story itself is interesting and unpredictable - and the writing had me laughing out loud in parts, and later in parts it was extremely intense. I had never read a book by Peter Clines nor had I listened to one narrated by Ray Porter before this one - I intend to consider both for future picks with my credits. The narration, by Ray Porter, was one of the best I have listened to in a long time. Well worth the credit.
Reads like it's a made-for-TV script for a Scooby Doo episode. "Daphne" was even referred to in one situation.
I wouldn't be averse to reading another book by Peter Clines. The narration was excellent.
I'd recommend it as a light read as long as they are willing to accept that ultimately credibily is stretched to breaking point
No particular favourite
I don't think a follow up book would be worthwhile as the plot conclusion lacked plausibility so if continued would be in danger of becoming ridiculous.
This story had great potential with some interesting and innovative twists. I was disappointed the solution to the "mystery" of Apartment 14 was so improbable.
I was very much taken by the first 2/3 of the book.
I may meaner towards a classic.
No, I have not. The book was well read.
Oh my gosh no. Listen/read the last 1/3 - you will understand.
I loved the first half (or so) of this book. Great writing and character development. Delightful sense of humor. Interesting plot. Then it descended (literally and figuratively) into standard fair. Too bad because the book was very creative and I had hoped for more. The first half was a solid 4 to 5 stars. The second half a two. I split the difference in my ratings.
This book was pretty interesting. I have suggested it to several people who enjoy syfy books.
It has some interesting twists that made me want to keep listening and then when i wasn't listening i was thinking about it. It wasn't one that i HAD to listen to all the time but i still wanted to finish it unlike some others that i've tried to get in to but just couldn't.
I truly enjoyed this book. The ending was not at all what i was expecting but i found myself wanting to listen to it. I would randomly bring it up in conversation because it was so interesting that I couldn't help but think about it all the time.
I'm glad i read this book even if i wasn't blown away. It was a very interesting story.
The ending came way out of left field. I'm not sure i could think of a better one though.
The book was well read.
I cant see this book being made into a movie,way too ridiculous.
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
This book is a wonderful story with great, believable characters. The parallel world sequence was not as good as it could have been. However, it was a worthwhile and fun read.
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