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)
Yes, if you like sci-fi type reads with humor added.
He had a good grasp on the characters and was very entertaining.
If I could have, yes.
Interesting, Exciting & Thrilling
When they found the Tunnel
When they came back
Yes & no, all in one day, but I had to stop to charge my headphones
Very well Narrated, For me to listen to a book it is very important to have someone good to narrate it. Ray Porter did an excellent job.
Maybe I should have with the glowing green bugs, but I didn't see this one coming. The story pulled me in right away, although the ending was a little far fetched. Overall, still a good book. Ray Porter does an excellent job narrating. Seriously, he has a different voice for each character. I don't know how he does it. Very talented indeed. I might have lost interest if not for his narration.
Professional woman, reading constantly
The characters, the story line and the narrator ALL combined to make this book one I didn't want to put down.
The entire book was memorable. I am still thinking about it 2 days later.
I'd never listened to his reading before.......He was wonderful and I will be looking for his narrations in the future. Surprising how a narrator can make or break an audio book.
No laughing or crying but there were some great one-liners used by several of the characters.
For me, this author was a first-time read. Thanks to the reviews it got, I will continue to read this author. Highly recommend. I started reading the book, and ended up reading it through the night........you won't sleep through it.
I liked the ending... it was expected, but well done. Also, the surprise when they do get to 14.
Dialog in the book made it difficult to listen to.
I put this one on my wish list because I felt like Audible was pushing it down my throat. The title didn't grab me. Neither did the synopsis. Finally, I gave it a shot. I'm SO glad I did !! The characters are diverse and rich. The twists are many, often, and extreme. I'm stingy with a "5,' but this one's worth it !!
I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED BY THE ENDING- HOWEVER I DID LIKE THIS WRITERS STYLE. I LIKED HIM ENOUGH THAT I WENT AND BOUGHT HIS OTHER BOOKS ON AUDIBLE. PRETTY COOL.
Exciting, unpredictable, enjoyable
Loved them all
There were a few that had me completely engrossed and listening at every given minute.
Don't judge a book by its cover or seemingly unoriginal haunted apartment narrative!
I won't give the story away in my review. I will summarize the books in three short statements.
1. The book is sometimes mind-bogging.
2. The book is sometimes nightmare inducing.
3. The book is not just a book.
The book has been compared with Lost, in someways the comparison is true, but in others false. Where Lost doled out nuggets here and there "14" is not the same. If you have an open mind or just enjoy getting lost in a great story, listen to "14". I would, however, advice against listening to it shortly before bedtime. Especially while staring into the glowing embers of a fire.
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