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Written by: Peter Clines
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (156 ratings)
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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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Fun, engaging and speckles of hilarity!

Wasn't sure what I was getting myself into but the reviews seemed good so I went ahead with it. Absolutely no regrets, this book is well performed, engaging and the characters although a bit cliche, are well developed. Highly recommended!

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I enjoyed this audio book very much.

I enjoyed the story very much the narrator did an exceptional job bringing the story alive.
I rescheduled a social engagement so I could listen to the final 5 chapters of the book.

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my favorite narrator

the plotline was definitely very creepy but enjoyable. The narrator, as always, was fantastic. I very much enjoyed this book and recommend it

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Not my usual choice

Narration was very good... The story really captured my interest... The ending left me wanting more.

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Movie

This book should be made into a movie. The plot is very unique and the story carried a lot of suspense. A quick read.

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Great book!

I wasn't sure what to expect, I picked it because of the narrator , I think Ray Porter always does an excellent job. I enjoyed the characters and the story, it was a fun book that kept my interest all the way through, I was right there with them wondering about room 14! I will try another book by this author for sure.

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Excellent

Definitely one of the best books I’ve read/listened to period.
Very well written!!
I listen to audiobooks while I drive and I found it difficult to stop listening when I arrive at my destination wanting to sit in the vehicle and continue listening

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king + lovecraft

totally sucked me in. ended up listening past my bedtime, and wasnt mad for the missed sleep

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Love this book

I’ve listened to this story quite a few times because Ray Porter just nails all the characters, he’s awesome, cracked me up quite a few times. Great story too, kept me on my toes wondering what the mystery was.

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Terrible

Started out great, then jumped off the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down, once down, preceded to fall the stupid tree on ones self. If that sounds like your idea of a good book then enjoy.

My review matches the stupidity of this book.

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  • David
  • Pasco, WA, United States
  • 2013-04-03

Overrated

I purchased this audiobook based on the glowing reviews. I seem to be in the minority, but I did not really enjoy the novel. The core premise of the book is intriguing: A man moves into an apartment complex and soon starts noticing something strange is going on. While investigating, he builds relationships with his neighbors and together they work to solve the mysteries of their building. I was hooked by the central mystery, and stuck with the book entirely because I wanted answers. The book delivers those, and went in unexpected directions, but the author's writing style kept me from enjoying the book. The pacing throughout the first half was incredibly slow, which would have been fine if the characters were interesting, but I never cared for any of them. As such even though the stakes were raised and crazy things were happening throughout the big, I was never invested in any of it.

I had tried to read Peter Clines' previous book 'Ex-Heroes' and quit after the first hour because I really didn't care for the dialogue or the characters. If you liked that book, or if the other reviews posted here make the book sound great, by all means give it a shot. It definitely wasn't for me though.

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  • Steve Gilbert
  • 2018-03-17

I really wanted to like this book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I wanted to like this book. Great Narration, ticked all of my SciFi and Horror genre boxes, but the main characters consistently did exceptionally stupid things for such supposedly smart people. It drove me nuts. The story plot line itself was fresh and interesting, I loved the concept. I don't know what would be needed to fix it, I just know that it seems like a really good editor could have helped to fix some of the issues with driving the plot forward.

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  • Christopher
  • 2018-02-24

Waste of Time

If you like supernatural ridiculous talking monsters, you will like this. Otherwise, don’t waste your time. On the positive side, narrator was good.

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  • Seth patrick
  • 2018-01-24

Nope

This book was not for me. It was the longest, pointless, most drawn out book I have ever read. I kept thinking surely it's going to get better so I stuck it out, but no...

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  • Kelly
  • Oceanside, CA, United States
  • 2013-10-05

Good start, then turned into a different story.

I was hoping to find a creepy/suspenseful story that wasn't cheesy. This lured me in with what seemed like a good plot, then took a sharp left into (what I deemed to be) a completely different story. Without trying to spoil anything, I'll just say it began like a good mystery/ghost story and ended like a cheesy sci-fi one. For those who are into sci-fi, this might be more interesting. However, for those expecting something scary - even mildly creepy - this is not the book for you.

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  • Denise Wallace
  • 2013-06-05

Disappointed

I was looking forward to this book because the previews sounded so interesting. I was really enjoying it until the end. The mystery was awesome but how it turned out was so disappointing!!!

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • jak
  • philly pa
  • 2013-05-14

wait, what?!

What disappointed you about 14?

Oh, where to begin. It started out pretty interesting with so many possible plot directions. The dialogue was cheesy but I can live with that. Suddenly, and without warning, the book began to read like a 15 year-old's fan-fiction. The ending was so dumb I that I sat listening in disbelief, seriously, I was a doe in headlights.

Has 14 turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, I will definately avoid going to fan-fiction forums.

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert
  • WESTPORT, CT, United States
  • 2013-03-19

Are you serious?

What would have made 14 better?

An actual plot that was more than a comic book plot.

Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Clines again?

Never. Ever.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It was better than the story...by far.

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

The beginning. Middle. And, wait for it...the end.

Any additional comments?

I can't believe that I fell for the other reviews on this site.

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Natalie Webb
  • 2013-05-18

Don't bother

What disappointed you about 14?

Way too long....

What was most disappointing about Peter Clines’s story?

Took too long to get anywhere and it was only curiosity that kept me listening due to my dont quit attitude.
When the plot was finally discovered, it was so pathetic that I laughed..I mean really...A sqwale!!!!...
I know it's fiction but c'Mon, this was unbelievable, even to the most imaginary mind.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ray Porter’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yeah the end!

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • shoppingbyst
  • 2013-04-23

Took way too long...

Any additional comments?

I wish the book would have taken off sooner... 2 hours left of the audio before any real action began. And then it still was a quick climax and ending.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful