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Written by: Peter Clines
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (205 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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  • A. D. Mcrae
  • 2013-02-21

Starts with a bang, carries on then fizzes

The performance was wonderful. I was engaged and eager throughout entire listen. I really enjoyed the building of community in the first 3/4 of book. I cared about the characters and their macinations. Unfortunately, the story spiralled out of control in terms of believability in the last hour or so, as if the writer ran out of speed and wanted to get something down. It is definitely worth a listen though I would have appreciated a better ending.

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  • Mr Dangerous
  • Los Angeles, Ca
  • 2017-05-17

Great setup. Lame ending of a mystery...

Great setup. Hated the mystery of what was going on once it was revealed. Felt weak and lame. This read like a YA novel with adults in it. The writing was fine.

Narrator drove me nuts. His voices were cartoony and nothing felt serious. This should have had a spooky intriguing feel. It felt silly to me. The narrator is actually good, but for this book he was the absolute wrong choice.

Didn't like it.

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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!

43 of 47 people found this review helpful

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  • les
  • 2018-03-19

Zzzz

Wasn't for me. Spoilers story drags on....Can literally start at chapter 31 and know everything that happened. I want my money back.

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  • David McGrath
  • 2018-03-09

What a waste of time

I can’t believe other people rated this book anything over a 2 out of 5. The plot is just absurd.

The narrator is good but the story is rubbish. If I outlined the plot to you before you started reading you would laugh your head off.

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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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  • aditya
  • 2018-05-15

Who, what & why was this book published?

Who, what & why was this book published? don't have words to express my feelings.

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  • Gath
  • 2017-09-07

Rather amateurish

First two thirds dragged on. I was about ready to quit when it did get interesting. Ending was wanting.

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  • Teri
  • 2013-09-08

Meh

Any additional comments?

The best way I can describe the writing in this book, is that someone socially awkward wrote what he thought was "cool" dialogue amongst his characters. His idea of "flirty" banter with characters uttering phrases like "don't knock it 'till you try it" and all sorts of lame sexual innuendo got old. How quickly everyone in the building became friends was a stretch, so coupled with the dialogue, there's a lot of suspension of disbelief needed of the listener. It wasn't a terrible listen (thankfully one of my favorite narrators is the voice of this book), but the story could have been better - in the blink of an eye, the action starts, but at 3/4 of the way through the book, so felt like the author either took too much time at the beginning or was rushing to get to his conclusion. Honestly, I'm shocked by how many people gave this book rave reviews.

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  • Jersey
  • 2018-05-16

Made it to chapter 55

I tried but couldn’t finish. Story is stupid. Narrator is pretty good. Story is too weird and just not good. Returned book.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful