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)
Interesting fun read.
The development of the cast members as a cohesive group. The development of the plot and it was a fun read.
I really like his portrayal of each character; he brought them to life.
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.
Acupuncture student with a long commute to school who loves quirky horror and sci-fi/fantasy
The characters and the way the story unfolds, you almost never see whats coming next
this story brings elements of fantasy and horror together in a way that will make you go awesome!!! I totally get that!!
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
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.
I would, with some reserve, recommend this book to only friend that I know would accept the implausibility of the story.
I kinda saw the ending coming, once I put the pieces together.
His voice adds some reality to the story that kept me listening.
Maybe, but nothing really notable.
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.
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
Get rid of some of those really bad lines "I''m coming to eat you, my pray, my pray my pray" really???
Very very american, very stilted and womens voices that conjured up trannies
About 40 chapters
Don't be fooled by all of thee great ratings. If you don't like sci-fic stay away
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.
best performance I have heard yet. He gives all the characters personality and brings the story alive.
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.
I can't really say that any one character was my favorite because they each helped the story be believable and enjoyable.
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.
Traveler, Reader, Political Blogger.
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
Mysterious - Exciting - Engaging
Trek into the depths of the earth - opening 14
He did the many character voices very well
Yes - I almost did
No - It was a little too sci-fi for me. I'm not into that.
Exploring the Cavache building.
The Narrator was fabulous and honestly the only reason I finished listening to the book.
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