This newest Koontz novel was absolutely amazing. A little different than his normal style, but five star nonetheless. This was the first Koontz story my boyfriend had ever 'heard' (though I've been fan for about 13 years), and now I've got him hooked too. We looked forward to spending our evenings in the company of Odd. Koontz has crafted deep, engaging characters, and surrounded them with a story that is both haunting and mesmerizing. The only disappointment with this book was that it had to end.
I was and still am a big Koontz fan, and Odd Thomas is worth the read, but only barely. The narrator is pretty good...the whole experience just wasn't very satisfying. Koontz's early works got me hooked, but his last few novels have been let-downs. Just to put my review in perspective: my all-time favorite is Intensity, narrated by Kate Burton. Unfortunately, Audible hasn't got this one yet!
This is actually the first Koontz book I've been able to get through.. I'm not sure if it's his usual writing style, or if all the stories just seem too similar, but usually, I get bored with Koontz's stories.. Odd Thomas, however, was different. I was hooked from the start and couldn't shut it off. One of the reviewers said something about it being too much like Sixth Sense, and while, there is a basic premise very much like Sixth Sense, I don't see the coloration at all. For one, this book grabbed my attention and the characters were totally likable? unlike Sixth Sense IMHO. All in all, a good read.
Many twists and turns, new ideas and suspense. Odd Thomas is an interesting character, with odd powers. David Aaron Baker has a great voice and narrates with feeling. He portrays the main character so you see him through your own eyes. Highly recommended.
Do you mean that every one doesn't see them too, well if you dont you will after this one, Koontz has done it again and i think his sence of humor and keeping you in suspence the whole time pays off!
Odd Thomas is by far one of the best storys I've ever listened to. Great story. Great naration. By the end I felt emotionally exhausted. Will definitely listen to it again.
From start to finish this book was great fun to listen to. It's funny at times, often scary, and usually weird, but NEVER boring! Good reader too, he did well with the different voices. I'll listen to this one again I'm sure!
Odd Thomas is Koontz on acid. This first person novel takes the reader into the not so mundane world of Odd Thomas, a young man who sees the silent dead. With a host of unforgetable characters, this novel will be a favorite of those who enjoy the paranormal, the chills, the thrills, and the heart-felt love of Koontz's best characters.
Yet another awesome book by Dean Koontz! A little different than his usual style, but still a wonderful "read". I listen to audiobooks on my commute to work and this one made the hour each way seem to fly by; I almost didn't want to get out of the car (even at home!!)