This book by far surpasses anything Dean Koontz has ever written. His writing style, which I have often found to be somewhat tedious in other books, suits the voice of this character perfectly. David Aaron Baker was an excellent choice for the narrator, making this audio book one of the best I have ever listened to.
Odd is a wonderful character with such an easy sence of himself. He is someone who is oddly close to my nature.
Good narrator, good author, and written in the first person. Neat story too. Tear jerker ending. Worth a credit for sure. Give it a go. :)
I rediscovered Dean Koontz when I read the back of this Audio Book and was intrigued by the description on the back. I left it on the shelf unopened for nearly six months, when my wife and I decided to vacation in Orlando and we wanted a nice long listen for the drive down and back. Not only did Odd Thomas fit the bill, we skipped at least one day with the mouse in favor of spending a little more time with Odd. The end of the book left us both feeling stunned, numb, drained, and yet thoroughly satisfied. I pretty much group Dean Koontz along with Stephen King in their very own genre. While it's true you could call their works horror, mystery, suspense, etc. They're also so much more than that. This is the best work I've ever had the pleasure of reading from Dean Koontz. I despair of ever seeing its like.
This book is a great listen!! The narrator is excellent and I was thoroughly captivated. Dean Koontz has an uncanny ability to give life to his characters and Odd Thomas is no exception.
I was not sure how many stars to give this book. Either One, or five. I settled on four.
I usually do not like Dean Koontzs books, but I loved this book. It was an interesting story all the way through. It is just the last 10 minutes that upsets me to no end. Why he had to end it that way is beyond belief. When i recommend books to my friends, I throw this one in there, but say that one of the books is great but has about the saddest endings I have read. To put that many hours into a book and then get kicked in the gut, thats what I felt. I had to call someone after I read this book i was so sad and depressed. enuff said.
Great marriage of material and narrator. I am not normally a Dean Koontz fan, but this is the Adiobook I enjoyed the most during the last half of 2004.