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)
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.
The story is enthralling
dont want to reveal the plot
yes, and its pretty par for the course
great book, get it.
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.
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.
really really good narration, the voices are so idividual to the character, it really put me into the story. listened to it twice already
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
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