14

I listen to a lot of audiobooks since I spend a lot of time in the car and 14 was a title I picked up recently. The author is Peter Clines, well known for his post-apocalyptic super hero series Ex-Heroes, and the narrator, Ray Porter, is top notch.

14 follows Nate, a young man trapped in a dead-end job, no love life, and no friends, as he settles into his new apartment. The apartment has all the regular amenities and it’s dead cheap. Sure there’s a little problem with an infestation of mutant cockroaches, and the landlord is shifty and yeah, the light fixture in his kitchen turns any light bulb into black light, but you have to make a few sacrifices for affordable living in LA. Too bad that Nick and his neighbors got a little too curious about the locked door down in the basement…