I wouldn't consider this one of Dean's better efforts. Very cliched as far as the modern horror novel is concerned. I can tell Dean goes to a lot of Hollywood's PG-13 horror fair that's in vogue right now. Try something else before considering this one
This was a very good book if you have an interest in the supernatural, or just want to root for the underdog! I've listened to next book in the series already and can't wait to get the third.
It's been a long time since I've read anything of Koontz's, and this is the first audiobook of his I've listened to. This book reminded me what a great storyteller he is, and the narrator did a wonderful job of bringing the main character to life. The story grabbed my attention and held it to the end.
I purchased this audiobook because it was highly recommended from a friend who listened with his girlfriend. They both loved it and found themselves on the edge of their seats listening to it. But I did not enjoy it at all. I found the reader hard to listen to - he just didn't sound like the character at all. And the story dragged on about things for which I could not see the importance. So don't take my word for it, you might love it. It's just not for me.