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)
Mother, wife, avid reader - certified Audible Addict.
Haven't read the print version, but the narration was excellent.
Kept me in suspense all of the time
Discovery of the basement 'cavity'
I loved it
Part Stephen King, part Dean Koontz - definitely a book for a long drive or a rainy day - you won't want to be disturbed.
This is the best book I have listened to all year. I will not give away anything but you will not be disappointed in your purchase. The story and narration are 10 out of 10.
I don't read a lot of books like this, but it reminded me of the TV show Lost.
This book was entertaining, but could have been better. The story was interesting enough to keep me listening, but I think the characters were lacking. The characters are not the most intelligent people and the dialogue is very basic - it sounds like it could be written for young adults. The book could have been much richer and more complex if the characters and dialogue were also. But, as I said, an interesting story and compelling enough to listen through the end.
I read a few of the reviews on this book and was not quite sure I wanted when the words "Science Fiction" were used. But, I had a credit, and it was so popular that I got it.
It's not the sort of book I would normally listen to - but by the time I figured that out I was too hooked to turn it off.
The story line sucks you in right away and as the characters develop you can't help but like them. It's a crazy ride that ends up where you least expect and worth every minute of the listen.
I should also point out that the Narrator really made the book. I doubt I would have enjoyed it so much or stuck with it if it had been read by somebody else. He was FANTASTIC.
The author's other books don't look like my cup of tea, but I will be looking for other with Ray Porter narrating for sure!
If it's post apocalypse I'm in.
Normally the description would have kept me from buying this book. I am glad a friend convinced me otherwise. 14 is now number one of my top 5 for 2012. Don't pass up this amazing adventure.
The ending. I thought it was going someplace and it did...but not to a good place
The ending. Lots of build-up, and then....nothing
No. Mr. Porters characterizations were good, but otherwise his narration was monotone. the parts of the story that were building tension..didn't because of the narration.
Almost. It killed the time I had to kill (during my commute). But I'm glad I didn't spend time outside my commute to listening (or reading) this book.
didn't read the print.
the only other one is John Grisham's The Confession (awesome awesome listen). It's got a good solid believable story line and makes you think you have it figured out, but then you really don't.
Great narration and voice/accent differences.
I was needing a book with an actual story line and that required me to actually listen and not know the outcome before I had even heard the book. After the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy, Bared to You, the Mckenzie brothers & Tempted (which all were good books with the exception or Tempted), I needed a story with substance. I have to admit I was skeptical and only used a credit b/c other reviewers were loving this story. OH MY STARS! I am so addicted to this story. It had me hooked at Chapter 1. I love all the characters and the narrator does a really good job with the characters voices/accents. Like I said I was hooked at chapter 1 and I'm not big on mysteries, but this one is so good. I didn't need to wait for chapter 7 or 10 for the book to pick up and start gaining my interest. If your doubting yourself this is a must listen. Go ahead use that credit, it's so worth it.
I had been looking at this book for a long time, but the synopsis didn't really grab my interest. It wasn't until someone compared it to "Lost" (which i loved) that I decided to give it a shot.
I'm glad I did. It started off slow, but I like the buildup and the weirdness. It was a really good story and I ending up really loving the book.
It was one of thouse books that just pulled me in. I'll check out the Kavach again just to get that feeling again
I never knew what was about to happen - a very original sci-fi mystery
I guess it was my first, he did very well
I felt I was there, in that building
Be careful not to read to much about the book before you start, it could take some of the fun out of it!
This book ranks up there in the top 2 or 3 books I've listened to on Audible.
I love the twists and turns and the fact that just when you think you know what's going on...you don't. It's such a superb blend of mystery, sci-fi and humor that it was hard to stop listening even when I really needed to do so.
I enjoyed his portayal of all of the characters. Each character had their own style, their own personality.
If I were to talk about the part of the book that most moved me, I'd give away too much. I reached a point in the book where I had this lightbulb go off in my head and realized why some it seemed somewhat familiar and I had to applaud the author. Then, later in the book, he rewarded me by telling me that I was right. I loved it!
Just give this book a listen...especially if you're a fan of horror and sci-fi writers of the past. You'll be glad you did.
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