Paradox Bound

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By Bree Salyer on 09-27-17

Beware the faceless man...

Clines' is definitely not a one-hit wonder. I've read his past three novels and all of them manage to exceed my expectations. I haven't read the Ex-heroes series yet but if they're anything like his recent releases, they have to be good.

I love how imaginative his novels are. There are no cliche characters, no guessing the ending by chapter two - I literally have no idea what's going to happen next. And can't stop listening, which for me is unusual. A lot of times I end up zoning out or skipping through audiobooks, wishing it would just be over. I've never done that with this author/narrator pairing. It's like Ray Porter was born to read Clines' novels. I honestly hope he never uses anyone else.

If you're debating whether or not to pick this as your next listen, if you're even remotely into, as another reviewer calls it, "strange" sci-fi or alternate reality type stuff, I promise you it will be worth your time. Even if it's not your usual cup of tea, it's still a really great book.

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63 of 69 people found this review helpful

By Aaron on 09-28-17

Fun read

Great book. Made me laugh quite a few times.. If I had to compare it to something it would be like a crossover of National Treasure and the Matrix and it would air on the history Channel. Loved it!

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28 of 31 people found this review helpful

By Debra on 10-07-17

Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

14 is Clines' high water mark (IMO) and this new work doesn't quite reach even the level of The Fold for pulling you in and keeping you engaged. I WANTED to connect with the characters but never quite got there.

Porter doesn't have the range of some narrators and offers no new voices here, but does an adequate job.

Still, its a fun little story and kept me entertained on a few long runs. I didn't like it as much as I wanted to when I picked it up but don't regret the credit.

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful

By Angela Spencer-mukes on 10-04-17

I tried SO hard, I really did!

I normally LOVE Peter Clines. I have read and recommended many of his books, so when I heard there was a new one, I was thrilled.

Cut to my bewilderment as I listened to a book led by a completely uninteresting lead, full of useless characters, with a plot that, while imaginative simply turned out to be useless and dumb.

I'm sad. I adore Ray Porter's voice, and that is the only way I made it to the end of this very very pointless book.

My advice, save a credit and read one of his older works.

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19 of 22 people found this review helpful

By BenL on 10-06-17

Premise is a little cheesy

I loved 14 and The Fold, so reading Paradox Bound was a no-brainer.

After 1/4 of the way through the book, when you find out what the premise of the book is, you'll have to pause for a moment while you groan and roll your eyes. I guess you should always be suspicious of a book whose description doesn't tell you what the book is about; had I known, I probably wouldn't have read it.

That being said, Porter is great (as usual), and even though the premise is very cheesy, the book is well-written and the story unfolds evenly.

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17 of 21 people found this review helpful

By Liz on 10-02-17

What happened?

I loved The Fold and 14 and thought I'd found a new favorite author, but I could not get interested in this book.

I tried, started over several times, never could find it interesting at all.

I'll be returning this book.

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17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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