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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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    Ryan Irwin Loveland, CO USA 01-14-13
    Ryan Irwin Loveland, CO USA 01-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Perfect for fans of lost!"
    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    The thing that made this book very enjoyable was the witty dialogue and the inability to guess what was going to happen next most of the time.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen New Freedom, PA, United States 01-12-13
    Stephen New Freedom, PA, United States 01-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, predictable ending, no regrets"
    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    The story is enthralling


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    dont want to reveal the plot


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

    yes, and its pretty par for the course


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

    nope


    Any additional comments?

    great book, get it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. Alverson Indianapolis, IN USA 01-12-13
    C. Alverson Indianapolis, IN USA 01-12-13 Member Since 2011

    Alvy

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    "Nice surprise"

    This book grabbed me right from the beginning and had me racing through the last quarter of the book. I neglected both work and home until it was finished. I was/am a big Scooby Doo fan, so I loved all the inside jokes. I will definitely be reading more books by Peter Cline. Ray Porter did an outstanding job bringing the characters to life for me. I wanted to be part of the gang.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ComicGurlGeek 01-10-13

    wheee

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    "Very enjoyable, not expected at all!"

    I was not expecting the story to go in the direction that it did, and I was pleasantly surprised when it did. I won't ruin anything for you, but I'll put it this way; I was feeling kind of down, so I sought out a horror novel to listen to and found this one. When it turned out that this wasn't the usual scary story, I was too intriqued to stop listening...and ultimately the story pulled me out of my mood entirely!

    The narration was great, too. The actor was able to differentiate between the characters nicely without resorting to bad accents.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Terrance Nampa, ID, United States 01-09-13
    Terrance Nampa, ID, United States 01-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Intriguing story with excellent narration"

    really really good narration, the voices are so idividual to the character, it really put me into the story. listened to it twice already

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

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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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