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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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    Lynn Fort Worth, Texas, United States 01-08-13
    Lynn Fort Worth, Texas, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A fun and entertaining read! Interesting plot."
    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting fun read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of the cast members as a cohesive group. The development of the plot and it was a fun read.


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

    I really like his portrayal of each character; he brought them to life.


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

    When they fought their battle at the end and lost one of their group members. The love story that ended well at the end of the book.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    melissa TEMECULA, CA, United States 01-08-13
    melissa TEMECULA, CA, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2015

    Acupuncture student with a long commute to school who loves quirky horror and sci-fi/fantasy

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    "So good I have already had 2 friends download it!!"
    What did you love best about 14?

    The characters and the way the story unfolds, you almost never see whats coming next


    Any additional comments?

    this story brings elements of fantasy and horror together in a way that will make you go awesome!!! I totally get that!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    bebe South Carolina 01-07-13
    bebe South Carolina 01-07-13 Member Since 2009

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    "Great book"

    I scored this a 5 because it won't let me go! As soon as I finished I wanted to start over again. The characters are the best part of the book. They are not drop dead gorgeous, rich or famous, but you really care about them. I can't put my finger on why I like this book so much but I do know that it was fascinating to me. It is not terrifying, but it is frightening.

    This is about an apartment full of people who are not particularly special, but they band together and they are a special group. They are trying to solve the mystery of the strange apartment they live in and they find out more than they want to know.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James Abbott, TX, United States 01-07-13
    James Abbott, TX, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "An Interesting Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, with some reserve, recommend this book to only friend that I know would accept the implausibility of the story.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I kinda saw the ending coming, once I put the pieces together.


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

    His voice adds some reality to the story that kept me listening.


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

    Maybe, but nothing really notable.


    Any additional comments?

    Some moments the book really stretches that line between plausibility and absurdity in the core of the story, however, in the end, I do not regret my time invested in the book. It is far from perfect, but despite all of that I do not regret the use of my credit or the time spent, which is a rare achievement for a critical person like me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joy Sydney, Australia 01-07-13
    Joy Sydney, Australia 01-07-13
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    "Sci Fi gone wrong"
    What would have made 14 better?

    The storyline is so unbelievable and its not even good science fiction. Really - ratings that say it's amazing? Read Mantel or Martin, this is like The Blob from the 70's


    What could Peter Clines have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get rid of some of those really bad lines "I''m coming to eat you, my pray, my pray my pray" really???


    What didn’t you like about Ray Porter’s performance?

    Very very american, very stilted and womens voices that conjured up trannies


    What character would you cut from 14?

    About 40 chapters


    Any additional comments?

    Don't be fooled by all of thee great ratings. If you don't like sci-fic stay away

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 01-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Reading Ever!!!"
    Where does 14 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Best read by far... only half n hour in and it was obvious this guy would bring the story alive and give personality and colour to all the characters.


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

    best performance I have heard yet. He gives all the characters personality and brings the story alive.


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

    yes


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    N. Weatherly Belgium 01-07-13
    N. Weatherly Belgium 01-07-13

    Namasta

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    "Great Read"
    Would you listen to 14 again? Why?

    Yes, the book kept me guessing about what would happen next. Just when I thought I knew it would turn out to be something else.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't really say that any one character was my favorite because they each helped the story be believable and enjoyable.


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

    This book caused me to experience a range of emotion from frustration to laughter. To me this is what is necessary to bring a good book about.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Walker Camarillo, California, USA 01-04-13
    Craig Walker Camarillo, California, USA 01-04-13 Member Since 2011

    Traveler, Reader, Political Blogger.

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    "Full Five Stars"

    I rarely give a story a full five stars, I always feel there is room for improvement, but this book, which I bought on a lark was completely satisfying. The characters were well developed and likeable, the story engaging,the mystery well developed, the outcome satisfying, and the narration was very well done

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. S. Shames Boston 01-03-13
    C. S. Shames Boston 01-03-13 Member Since 2015

    Prime Yo

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    "Good welcome back to Sci Fy"
    If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

    Mysterious - Exciting - Engaging


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    Trek into the depths of the earth - opening 14


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    He did the many character voices very well


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

    Yes - I almost did


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Penna Lexington, KY 01-03-13
    Tammy Penna Lexington, KY 01-03-13 Member Since 2014

    TPenna

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    "Not what I expected.."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No - It was a little too sci-fi for me. I'm not into that.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Mystery


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Exploring the Cavache building.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The Narrator was fabulous and honestly the only reason I finished listening to the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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