I read, I listen, I backpack, I game. When I'm not at work, of course! (At least not the backpacking...)
Dean Koontz has my respect for mixing and melding different genres in some of his works and so I occasionally pick up a random book by him for a leisure read. I stumbled into the second or third book of this series in paperback, so a few of the plot twists were already known to me (via flashbacks and side comments) from that book, but even so the entirety of the story kept me on the edge of my seat and waiting for the "other shoe to drop" I now own almost all the audiobooks in the Odd Thomas series. They are excellently narrated and you come to associate the voice of David Baker with Odd Thomas in a very satisfying way (think Harry Dresden and James Marsters - if you're a fan of the Dresden Files by Jiim Butcher).
Even if you don't particularly care for Koontz in general (his writing does go hit and miss at times when he's being innovative with his genres), give this one a spin. If dark, sleuthy supernatural fictions get your blood going, this is one with a bit of thiller thrown in to the mystery.
David Aaron Baker. You just really believe he truly is Odd Thomas.
Yes, it kept me interested from page 1 to the last page.
The first listen, but he deserves every award he can get.
Odd Thomas. Or maybe Elvis.
Loved the story, loved the book, worth listening to.
This book rates in my top five among all the audiobooks that I've listened to so far.
The best thing about this story are the characters. They are well developed and draw you in. At no point did I loose interest or become bored with the story. It was so unique and different. Awesome characters along with an awesome story!!!!
It is really hard for me to pick just one but I have to say that my favorite and yet the hardest to listen to was the scene with Odd's mother. She is quite the piece of work!!
The moments that Odd is with each of his parents as well as the end were very emotional but I will not spoil it for anyone else.
I had a picture in my mind of what Odd Thomas would look and sound like. David Aaron Baker sounds like my imagined Odd Thomas.
I enjoyed the interaction between Odd and Stormie.
It is a good series and I have enjoyed reading them. I am sure I will enjoy listening to them as well.
It's the best book I've got from Audible.
Yes, the plot really had some twists and turns.
Odd Thomas, he seems like the opposite of a hero.
Made me laugh out loud several times.
This book was true Dean Koontz at his best. It was funny at times, intense at times and sad at times.
Odd was my favorite by far. It was impossible not to fall in love with his quirkiness. He just pulled me right in with his wit and innocense.
Odd Thomas of course
Yes, the end had me in tears. I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
I loved it through and through. The narrator was great!
I didn't read the print version, but I loved the audio.
Yes. so many twists and turns and the ending took me by surprise!
I guess it was the last chapter. I am excited to continue reading about Odd Thomas, although I am disappointed that the next book in line, "Forever Odd" is only 8 hours long. I prefer longer, more involved reads.
I liked his mentor, the professor, the one with 6 fingers and obese. He wasn't perfect, or handsome, but fitted perfectly in his role. I liked his mind.
The narrator makes this series better than the actual text in my opinion. The books lack depth, but the way the narrator becomes Odd Thomas makes it a pleasurable listen.
So far, this is the best audiobook I have downloaded. I've already listened to the whole series 2 times through. The narrator IS Odd Thomas. There is no other way to say it. I know they couldn't have picked a better narrator. As for the story, one of the most thrilling, suspenseful stories I have ever "read". I can't count how many times my jaw dropped from surprise. The twist and turns will definitely have you coming back for more of Odd. All of the characters are dynamic and lifelike.If you love Dean Koontz, you will love Odd Thomas. Even if you don't like the author, I would recommend this book/series to eveyone.
narrator was a great match for the characters of this book and the interesting story. the fun commentary made by the main character really matched my thoughts in those kinds of situations
dont know.. the story was unique and new for me
he really brought this book to life for me
I did want to listen to it in one sitting though I could not
fun interesting unique story for me