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Written by: Peter Clines
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (235 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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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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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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Amazing

Loved it! This is exactly what I was looking for. It had hints of JDITE by David Wong which I really enjoyed. The narrator was perfect and the characters had me feeling apart of their crazy gang.

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Excellent!

What a great book by Peter Clines. This was the first book I've listened to, written by Peter Clines and I'll be sure to pick up the others as well. I really enjoyed the story.

Also, excellent performance by Ray Porter!

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Great book.

Couple loose plot threads but overall a fantastic experience. Highly recommended for any fan of weird fiction.

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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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  • WLD
  • 2015-08-29

Everything about this book is ridiculous

Would you try another book from Peter Clines and/or Ray Porter?

14 starts out well and draws you in only to mutate into the most ridiculously stupid story I've ever read. It plods along, taking twists that add nothing to the story and only wastes the reader's time. The writing is disorganized and many times the details contradict one another. I don't understand the rave reviews of this book. IMO, it's lazily written, poorly developed, and relies on surprising the reader with silly absurdities that lend nothing to the experience. I had to force myself to finish it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Clines again?

No

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  • Magpie
  • 2012-06-24

Super solid listen!!

I'm sure I can't say here anything that hasn't already been said, however I was so impressed, I felt like I had to. I also don't want to reveal anything, because the minimal knowledge I had before listening made the unfolding of the story so much more fun! This was such a solid listen on all fronts. The characters were engaging, the story interesting, the source of the mystery was terrific. By the time it had ended I wanted to hear more!
The absolute best thing, though, was the narrator. If there were some way I could give Ray Porter more than 5 stars, I'd give him an enthusiastic 10! His accents were credible, pronunciation:impeccable, and timing and flow: spot on! The thing I loved the most is that his interpretation never got in the way of the story he was telling. I've never found a narrator, aside from Jim Dale, I felt I would gush about - Ray Porter is gush-worthy!

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  • Holger Zimmermann
  • 2015-12-28

Biggest nonsense and bore since ages

Good narrator, the only reason I kept on listening...
Story doesn't actually start before 3/4 finished
My first and last read by this author.

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  • Krystal
  • 2013-11-22

Not what I expected

What disappointed you about 14?

This book took a major turn for the worse for me when they opened the door. There was a whole lot of build up, with a semi- ridiculous climax.

What do you think your next listen will be?

If only I knew. Maybe Game of Thrones

Would you listen to another book narrated by Ray Porter?

Sure

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

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  • Kimberly
  • 2013-06-01

Not My Cup of Anything

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would change the fact that I didn't actually believe the reviews. The 'things' - not sure yet what they were supposed to be - were more than bizarre. Once they started investigating the building the story just descended. My taste is just not this genre.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Probably something by Molly Harper - I need a laugh.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

He was consistent and a good actor, even when the story descended into something - well, not my idea of a good story.

Was 14 worth the listening time?

Not for me.

Any additional comments?

Wasted credit but I got it with somewhat full disclosure.

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  • Lindsay
  • 2013-02-25

what the what???? spoiler alert...

What disappointed you about 14?

I thought that the ending could have been much better... I almost felt the the writer started writing this book with no clear vision as to where it was going to go, then got backed into a corner when he finally had to reveal what the building was all about, panicked, and created a totally contrived unbelievable ending. Not only was the ending poorly created, the character development of a key character was not flushed out properly, and it just seemed lazy on the part of the author. (It felt as though the author thought it was just easier to kill off said character instead of explain him) This book started out promising, but ended VERY poorly, I felt it was a waste of my time! So my advice is do not waste yours with this book!

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  • Brooke
  • 2013-02-19

Could not stay engaged -

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I like Sci Fi to an extent but this was not for me. Those that like sci fi thriller type might enjoy it. It just kept dragging on and I finally stopped listening

Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Clines again?

Possibly depending on the reviews

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when they opened the door to a specific apartment and the events that transpired afterwards. (I don't want to spoil it for those who have yet to read it)

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

Several. It went to slow for me even at 1.5 speed.

Any additional comments?

The narrator was one of the best I have ever heard. His ability to utilize different voices was exceptional and really gave each character their own voice. The narrator is what kept me listening for as long as I did.

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  • Donna M. Tolbert
  • 2013-02-16

Not a fan

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book couldn't hold my interest. I found my mind wandering....

Would you ever listen to anything by Peter Clines again?

Prob not

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narration was fine

Any additional comments?

I don't recommend but to say anymore might spoil the story for those who wish to try it....

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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  • Nita
  • 2013-02-13

Just not my type of story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story started out great and being my first audio book ever, I listened to the entire book but now I am wondering why especially after it turned to syfi.

What was most disappointing about Peter Clines’s story?

I wasn't into the SyFi

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

Nate

Was 14 worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

None, it would be a great book if you enjoy a touch of SyFi

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  • Carolyn
  • 2013-02-04

What the heck happened at the end!!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book was very interesting..until the last 1/4 of the book...it fell apart...Sci-Fi was not what I had expected...it was like the author didn't know how to end the book..you get right into the characters and then splat!

21 of 23 people found this review helpful