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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)

What Members Say

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    Susan Port Saint Lucie, FL, United States 01-25-13
    Susan Port Saint Lucie, FL, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Fun thrill ride!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you like sci-fi type reads with humor added.


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

    He had a good grasp on the characters and was very entertaining.


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

    If I could have, yes.


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    dave Taylorsville, UT, United States 01-25-13
    dave Taylorsville, UT, United States 01-25-13
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    "Kept me listening, Couldn't put it down"
    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, Exciting & Thrilling


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    When they found the Tunnel


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they came back


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

    Yes & no, all in one day, but I had to stop to charge my headphones


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Sharon United States 01-25-13
    Sharon United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Didn't see it coming!"

    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.

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    shirley perth, Australia 01-24-13
    shirley perth, Australia 01-24-13
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    "most enjoyable"

    not usually my kind of read, nice surprise, would recommend for a change from long epic types

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    karinzart hawaii 01-23-13
    karinzart hawaii 01-23-13 Member Since 2016

    Professional woman, reading constantly

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    "Page Burner!"
    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    The characters, the story line and the narrator ALL combined to make this book one I didn't want to put down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    The entire book was memorable. I am still thinking about it 2 days later.


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

    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.


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

    No laughing or crying but there were some great one-liners used by several of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Milton 01-23-13
    Milton 01-23-13
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    "Good but not superb"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    I liked the ending... it was expected, but well done. Also, the surprise when they do get to 14.


    Any additional comments?

    Dialog in the book made it difficult to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 01-23-13
    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow! I don't know how to promote it better !"

    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 !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    APRIL SHADY SPRING, WV, United States 01-23-13
    APRIL SHADY SPRING, WV, United States 01-23-13
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    "I LIKED IT"
    What did you love best about 14?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Wagga Wagga, Australia 01-23-13
    Lauren Wagga Wagga, Australia 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't put it down... I mean, hit pause!"
    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, unpredictable, enjoyable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved them all


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were a few that had me completely engrossed and listening at every given minute.


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

    Don't judge a book by its cover or seemingly unoriginal haunted apartment narrative!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

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    Fredric Degerfors, Sweden 01-23-13
    Fredric Degerfors, Sweden 01-23-13 Member Since 2016

    fluthman

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    "Terrifying and excellent! (Non-spoiler review)"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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