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.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a Dean Kootz fan and I realized this wasn't going to be his typical book, but oh my gosh did it drag on. And talk about wordy!! I also thought the explanations were too "pat" and it sort of wrapped up in a hurry. Don't waste your time.
Koontz writes great travel books - hours fly by. I have listened to the face and this on - this one is shorter and better. Enjoyable odd characters and a decent story that twists enough to make it exciting.
Yes, the idea is a rip off of 6th sense. There are also other passages that sort of feel lifted from other popular movies (the description of seeing bullets through the air with waves around them screams of the matrix). If you can get beyond that, it is a good listen and I found emotionally connected to Odd. I liked it enough to get the rest of Koontz' books.
I loved this book. I have listened/read a number of books since I had the pleasure coming across Odd Thomas. I often think back at how wonderful this book was. The narrator made ut even better. Don't hesitate about Odd Thomas, you will enjoy it immensely.
Not a horror, not a love story, not a comady but all in one. At times I found myself laughing out loud. A book you won't regret buying! The plot wasn't very complicated but the story and naration were absalutly great. The only reason I don't give it the 5th star is the storyline was a bit easy to predict. Still, I will recomend this book to freinds and family.
I have read most of Koontz's books, but this was one of the best. I liked the characters with their eccentricities. The ending was a complete surprise.