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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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    pranisa WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA, United States 11-26-12
    pranisa WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA, United States 11-26-12
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    "What ???????"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Need to change half of the book storyline.


    What was most disappointing about Peter Clines’s story?

    This book started well but went sideway.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 14?

    Too many !!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    The audio sample of this book made me purchase it but to my surprise as I was a 1/3 into the book I thought I was reading a totally different book. The story line just went leftfield then later monsters and creatures appear and I couldn't follow it any longer but I finished it anyway because I already spent the money on it. I'm not 12 yrs old. Some people loves monster stories. The voices of the reader got so annoying. No, I don't recommmend this book unless you're into fantasy or a monster story.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rob United States 11-26-12
    Rob United States 11-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Ray Porter is the man!!!"

    I really liked "Ghost in the Wires" read by Mr. Porter. After this book, he is by far my favorite.

    The story grabs you from the beginning and he brings to life all the different characters. It's amazing how he makes each character unique through his different voices.

    Just get this. You will not be disappointed!!

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    Patricia L. Forsythe Hill Country, Texas 11-26-12
    Patricia L. Forsythe Hill Country, Texas 11-26-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Horror or Sci-Fi? A bit of both!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My husband and I listened to this on our recent Thanksgiving weekend car trip. We are totally in love with Ray Porter as the reader, his talents are amazing! But a bonus is that this book was a great read. Kept us sucked into the story the whole time, and we couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to some more.


    What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

    We were reminded of several sci-fi stories such as StarGate and many with time travel. There were elements of some television shows such as The Twilight Zone. Loved it!


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

    Ray Porter is hands down our favorite narrator. He breaths life into every book we've listened to, including the entire Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry.


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

    Full of humor, so don't be afraid that this is a horror movie that will make you cringe.
    There were some points where you might get anxious, but that helps build the suspense. Be assured, you'll laugh plenty while you listen to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it, listen to it. You'll thank me! As an aside, my husband and I were trying to decide who would play these characters in the movie. We decided the entire cast from Firefly would do nicely if Joss Whedon would please direct!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandrine Differdange, Luxembourg 11-26-12
    Sandrine Differdange, Luxembourg 11-26-12 Member Since 2016

    Nicely tall and intelligently open-minded

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    "Twilight zone meets Tales from the City"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed this listen a great deal and at times it reminded me of the Tales from the City by Amistead Maupin, especially in regards of the group of tenants. You get so involved with the characters that you wish you could be among them and participate in their quest. Having this said, the turn into the "twilight zone" was a bit too unbelievable and I'm not a big fan of aliens turning into unidentifiable organisms (won't go into details to not spoil the effect to future listeners).


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

    Through his performance and especially his incredible ability to switch between the different characters/dialects in nano seconds, the narrator made this book come alive. Excellent performance and I have already added a few other books narrated by Ray Porter to my wish list.


    Any additional comments?

    A sequel would be interesting.

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    Bill Georgetown, Australia 11-26-12
    Bill Georgetown, Australia 11-26-12
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    "great listen mixing fiction with facts"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is a fun young guys outlook, using a real city, great sci fi mixed with some some believable names from recent history. A little men in Black thrown in,as well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nate was the key guy in this read, he is a decent good guy, and even got the girl in the end.


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

    No


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    DiDi San Antonio, TX, United States 11-26-12
    DiDi San Antonio, TX, United States 11-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved this book! The narrator was terrific."
    Any additional comments?

    Some people objected a bit to the story twists. I was pleasantly surprised and truly came to care about all the characters. The narrator spoke for at least 8 characters and was fantastic.

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    Mary 11-25-12
    Mary 11-25-12
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    "Fun Read"

    Completely science fiction, but a good story. A straight tale, but leaves you wondering if the author has a hankering for satire. A polyglot of all the good stuff in sci-fi.

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    Lemiwinks 11-25-12
    Lemiwinks 11-25-12
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    "Took a chance and glad I did!"

    14 is a very good story and a well-executed audiobook. The story starts off a little slow as the tenants begin to investigate the events at their apartment building. But that allows the characters to develop and gets the listener into the story. And then the story takes off in unpredictable and utterly enjoyable directions. Highly recommended!

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    Michael Seattle, WA 11-24-12
    Michael Seattle, WA 11-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "good listen"
    Where does 14 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pulled me in, but ending should have been earlier. The ending lost the 5th star.


    Any additional comments?

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    Lesili Redmond, WA United States 11-24-12
    Lesili Redmond, WA United States 11-24-12

    tressab

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    "Excellent Performance"

    Great story and even better performance. This story takes the reader to interesting and unexpected places with interesting and unexpected characters..

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