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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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    Jenni 02-21-13
    Jenni 02-21-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Amazed By It's Greatness"

    This was a completely random choice, and it turned out to be one of the most suspenseful audio books I have heard. I could not wait for my next commute to or from work because this was that amazing. From the reader's voice to the fresh and witty characters, and the original story line I was thoroughly and completely entertained. I even had that spine-tingling sensation during some parts of the book, and it was awesome. I would NEVER have chosen this if I had known it was a science fiction book. I completely surprised myself and absolutely came out a winner! I highly recommend you give it a try, even if sci-fi is not your thing.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Music lover Quemado, NM, United States 02-21-13
    Music lover Quemado, NM, United States 02-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Right up there with King and Koontz."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great characters and a very original storyline


    What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

    Kind of like the stand because a group of unlikely people bond to fight evil


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the scene when they ride the bikes and first encounter the roach people


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was shocked that Andrew was the wicked one


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen. Can't wait for the next one

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    Josh Battle Ground, WA, United States 02-21-13
    Josh Battle Ground, WA, United States 02-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Ride"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    An unexpected gem I would highly recommend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It draws you in with a trail of bread crumbs that you dont expect.


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

    Ray brings the characters to life! Its hard to believe its only one voice reading.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The title of the book says it all.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an audio book I wish I could erase from my brain and listen to all over again, what a great ride!

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    J D Denzel Fairview, California 02-21-13
    J D Denzel Fairview, California 02-21-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Too far fetched"
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    I was seduced by so many positive reviews and the intrigue of the unknown. Without giving away anything, there are some big twists in this story, but for me, it turned too far into the realm of sci-fi. I was expecting more of a mystery--there is that element--but when the twists start to come to light, it was too big of a stretch for my imagination.

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    Kodie 02-20-13
    Kodie 02-20-13
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    "Amazing Read!"
    What did you love best about 14?

    The book is a great mix between mystery and science fiction.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderfully quirky that doesn't disappoint all the way to the end. I don't usually write reviews but this one definitely deserves 5 stars. Ray Porter does a great job of narration and will be looking for more books from both author and narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Campero 02-20-13
    A. Campero 02-20-13
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    "Very different"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Peter Clines? Why or why not?

    I would. The story kept me guessing and had very interesting characters throughout.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book. The ending was a bit off the wall, but I didn't dislike it.


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    Noah Ringle, WI, United States 02-20-13
    Noah Ringle, WI, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Eh..."
    What did you like best about 14? What did you like least?

    Goes from supernatural mystery (very interesting) to way over the top syfy garbage (felt like I had to finish it at that point). Other than the main plot surprise, characters were very predictable.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen H. Monti 02-20-13
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    "Great Thriller!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I definitely would recommend this book as it continued to keep my interest and on the edge of my seat. Loved the way the author weaves real folk together as background to the tale: Nicholas Tesla, H.P. Lovecraft, love it! The fictional characters are well written, too, and become people you know and care for.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story continues to unfold more intricate parts in a believable way but so as to keep one from guessing the outcome.


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

    Ray Porter did a great job of creating voices for the characters that rang true and kept me thinking that I was with them in the room listening to them.


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

    Move into this historic Los Angeles hotel and meet neighbors who are out of this world!


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen if you want to be completely swept up in the story--but be sure you have the time to keep going because you won't want to turn it off!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-20-13
    Paul Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2015

    I am constantly on the road and a voracious reader, so audiobooks are a must!

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    "A must read!"

    Peter Clines tells an amazing story here. Nate Tucker needs a place to go, and he hears about the Kavach building from a nominal co-worker. The rent is cheap, utilities are included, and it's even a little closer to work. So opens 14. Soon Nate learns there are some mysteries surrounding his new home, some of them with even darker ramifications than any of his neighbors dared imagine.

    This is not a horror novel by any means. It is definitely a supernatural thriller, and without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read. I think of it as Lost meets Stephen King, they get drunk at a bar and have a love child. The story is well-written, the pacing is excellent, and the characters are very interesting.

    Ray Porter does a superb job, and pulls off several convincing accents to boot. The production quality is very good as well. GET THIS BOOK.

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    Lisa FRANKLIN, WI, United States 02-20-13
    Lisa FRANKLIN, WI, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Well, that was fun!"

    Really a fun book for a sci fi lover. I have been listening to a lot of apocolyptic type things lately so this was a refreshing change. good mystery early on. Humorous writing and the narrator did a great job with all the characters. I would love to sit on the roof and watch a sunset with a beer with this group.

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