I have read many Dean Koontz books, most of them on tape or Audible, and I rate this as one of his finest works. It has his familiar themes of a flawed or damaged hero trying to save an innocent from evil, tragedy reaching for redemption, and still manages to put together an exciting, edge of your seat suspense story. As always, his narrative is detailed and obvously well researched, but never tedious. His characters are vivid and you find yourself caring deeply about what happens to Ethan, Frick and Yancy, while wondering how Corky can be stopped. I found the ending especially moving, as I didn't see it coming. Koontz uses language in a visually descriptive way that is especially enjoyable in an audible format. I have always enjoyed listening to his books more than reading them for this reason. In the hands of a good reader, of which "The Face" is a good example, Koontz's books are almost theatrical. This is well worth choosing either as a first Koontz work, or for those already hooked.
Not the best, but certainly good. Very well read with the typical Dean Koontz mix of reality and the supernatural. I throughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to D.K. fans.
It's simple really, I am just a guy looking to enjoy the writing and reading talents of others while raising my family the best I can, just Like most everyone else!!!
I read it and now I listend to it and it was even better than the wonderful book that I first read a few years back. It is pretty long compared to a lot of his work but I was so glad for that because when the book started to flow it was a very enjoyable litarary ride. Five stars because it was well read and it left a great memory.
This is a fast-paced, addictive story with great characters. I don't think I've read anything with such an utterly evil and frightening an antagonist. The reader is perfect for this book and brings the characters easily to life. Highly, highly recommended.
I loved this book! In true Koontz style...the story is long, the descriptions are vivid, and the ending is happy. I love the way he develops the characters so you feel that you know them intimately. I'm always a little sad when I finish a Koontz book because I will miss the story. This is one of his best works!
I thought this book was very entertaining. The characters were compelling and I found myself very engrossed in the book from the beginning. I loved the narrator. I thought he added so much life to the boys character. There was a bit to much description at times but it didn't stop me from listening to it twice.
Usually I reserve the commute for audible time. I listened to this one when I was supposed to be doing yardwork, when I was supposed to be sleeping and when I was supposed to be studying. It could have been longer and gone a bit more in depth into some of the characters, and a few plot lines weren't developed, but it was still very enjoyable.
I have read almost all of Dean Koontz's works-and loved them. His characters usually have so much depth. Lately, however, I'm beginning to wonder if he isn't using a Ghost Writer. WIth that said, this book is somewhat entertaining-however, I would recommend you choose something else. The worst part was the narrator. He whines through the reading in a horrendously nasal voice-agonizing! I almost decided not to listen to the book after the first 5 minutes based on this alone. I will never purchase another book spoken by ths narrator. Don't bother buying "The Taking" either. I just finished reading this book and it was terrible. It had about as much depth as a plate glass window.
I enjoyed the book; I really did. However, it's like Hollywood where they take an enjoyable story and then they just have to throw in the graffic sex, body part descriptions, and strange sexual fantacies. I wish that these writers would just stick to what they are good at; writing stories. I don't like to skip fast forward through these types of descriptions. Expecially when they have nothing to do with the overall flow of the story.
Wordy, descriptions went on and on....left little to the listener's imagination. Since it was choppy, it took a bit to get into the story. HOWEVER, once the characters and the story came together, I was hooked! Even the extensive descriptions were overlooked. I could hardly wait for the next opportunity to listen. Glad I stuck it out....it was memorable. I will probably listen to it again.