Audiobook Review

14

Threshold #1
By
Peter Clines
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Gripping Sci-Fi with a Great Squad.

THE BIRDICT

💛 A high recommend for any sci-fi fans. When it comes to scary sci-fi with plenty of personality, Peter Clines is a safe pair of hands. 14 has mystery, suspense and scares with a properly sinister evil. But it also has humour, quirks and great characters. Take Vekk for example. This smart, savvy neighbour of main character Nate is funny yet insecure and ultimately so likable.

💚 This is a story of a building, its tenants coming together to form a gang that’s compared in the book to the Scooby Squad. They also reminded me of the SG1 Stargate team and the gang in Buffy. You know what I mean. They have banter and fun and in-jokes, but they also know how to fight. #squadgoals

💓 This is the first in a series (hooray) so there’s lots to be getting on with once you’ve finished. Another author who brings a tongue-in-cheek edge to edgy sci-fi is Scott Sigler. And guess what? Ray Porter reads his audiobooks too.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 Many characters of varying types all read by one deep-voiced narrator usually causes issues. But this time that narrator is Ray Porter, so the performance is utterly flawless. Oh, and there is one character he reads that is so scary, I am guaranteed nightmares. And I mean that as a compliment.

🎧 Listener note: You have to keep your thinking cap on for this one. No drifting off while browsing your phone with this in the background or you’re likely to get lost.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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14

THE BLURB

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....