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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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    June Alta, CA, United States 09-05-12
    June Alta, CA, United States 09-05-12
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    "Enjoyed it"
    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    The story was suspenseful and intriguing. I found myself saying no are you nuts, don't go there, but glad they did - except for 14


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    When they went to 14


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Tim


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

    No, just enjoyed it


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, I will look for other books by Peter Clines

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Troy Dunlap, TN, United States 09-04-12
    Troy Dunlap, TN, United States 09-04-12
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    What did you love best about 14?

    The actor (Ray Porter) was superb and really helped make each role and the story come to life & exciting. Couldn't have asked for a better narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zeke. She was so down to earth and straight to the point and at the same time knew how to keep a secret and was somehow sexy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when the gang was caught out in the abyss in between worlds (sorta speak) and they were in a race against time and monsters to get back to the safety of the Kavach building.


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

    No extreme reaction but soon after I read this book, I immediately tried to begin another, but soon I had to postpone the new read because...Kavach and friends keep popping into my mind. Thus leaving no new room to absorb new material. ;-)


    Any additional comments?

    Great book loved it best read in a long time and I mentioned it to several others so...


    Thanks,
    -Troy

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Albany, OR, United States 09-04-12
    Kim Albany, OR, United States 09-04-12
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    "Great plot kept me listeniing"
    Where does 14 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd never listened to any of Peter Clines books before and I was rather pleased this one was so great. I've not reviewed a book in years with most of them being well what they intended to share. This one held a great mystery and the narrator was great at sharing the story and making the people sound a bit different. Very good so I ordered another of his books.


    What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

    Dean Kontz also has great books and usually are kind of different. I love his older books where there was a bit on the unknown world. Odd Thomas character is wonderful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States 09-04-12
    Lee Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2008

    Love scary stories and thrillers.

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    "Action, Mystery and even some Comedy"

    My first Peter Clines book. It was fantastic! It's been a long time since I couldn't stop listening to an audiobook. I wanted to know all the answers to all the mysterious questions. Right when things would be intense, Clines would throw some levity into the mix. This book did NOT disappoint!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    just me 09-04-12
    just me 09-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Meh"
    What disappointed you about 14?

    The book stretched the willful suspension of disbelief beyond the bounds set within the parameters of the book. I also disliked the unnecessary profanity that didn't advance the plot or help to understand the characters. When a writer's expressive capacity is limited to monosylabic junior high language it says something either about the quality of the writer or about the writer's estimation of just how low the readers' vocabulary capacity is.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Steven DULUTH, MN, United States 09-04-12
    Steven DULUTH, MN, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great first impression"

    This is the first book I have listened to by Peter Clines. I will definitely be listening/reading more of his in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Random Orlando, FL USA 09-04-12
    Random Orlando, FL USA 09-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good listen, overall."
    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    Ray Porter, far and above any other element. It's a good book, but the narration puts it into a 'must listen' category. The narration can make it a little confusing at the same time, if you've listened to Ray narrate other books, such as those from Maberry, because the same voices are used in those books for very different characters.


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

    I did laugh a few times, some of the characters are pretty funny.


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing to be said beyond what other reviewers have already stated. It's a great book with fantastic narration. You will definitely not guess the plot or the ending. I was skeptical about that, but I can now confirm it. I also will not throw out any spoilers, because it was just too much fun to listen to.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tino Orsini 09-04-12
    Tino Orsini 09-04-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Excellent. Fresh, interesting, suspenseful."
    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    This audible book was hard to put down. The story was fresh. The characters were interesting and their relationships realistic. One of my top listens of all time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    The story twisted and turned in unpredictable but logical ways.


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

    I had feelings about all of the characters and bought into their relationships. I was sad to have to leave them when the book ended.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Manzanares Los Angeles, California United States 09-03-12
    Anna Manzanares Los Angeles, California United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2012

    I listen on my long commute to work.

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    "Cool Story!"
    What did you love best about 14?

    I listened to this story on my two hour commute to work. I was constantly laughing because some parts were really funny (sarcasm kind of funny). I looked like a crazed driver but I enjoyed this story very much. Great work Peter Clines, I want a second book to continue the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the development of Nate, he found himself as the story developed. He grew as a character in the story.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    cefu63 09-03-12
    cefu63 09-03-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Couldn't stop listening."
    Would you consider the audio edition of 14 to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    Great character interaction and dialog on the roof for Friday sunsets and in general. Not only did you feel that you knew that characters but that they were real with real dialog.


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

    After getting used to his speech patterns the voices became very distinct.


    Any additional comments?

    Lot's of fun and full of suspense. Typically I use audio books to fill the gap while I drive to and from work but this story had me hooked and I found myself listening while not in my car. Spent a day at the beach just kicking back and listening while the kids played.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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