I'd say odd! That's number one. First off I'm a Koontz fan. I read his book a lot. I enjoyed Odd Thomas when I listened to that a while back. I get what I call Koontzie burn-out when I read (or listen to) too many Koontz books in a row. I probably didn't like this one as much because I need a break from the type of book that makes you think and imagine things. His description of the evil thing are so detailed and creepy. I love descriptive writing but this one seems to go on forever at times.
In Brother Odd a priest goes missing. The scene where he is discovered is really memorable. Totally creep out!
Yes, I have listened to him before. He's good in this one as well as the previous ones I've listened to
Entertaining and kept my interest, but not quite as good as the first two in this series. The plot was just too weird (and yes, I know how that sounds in a review about a book where the hero sees dead people). I enjoyed the verbal sparring between Odd and the Russian (whom I think would be a great recurring character in this series).
The Odd Thomas series is always fresh, has intersting story plots and never is stagnet. The series does not insult my intellect but rather stimulates it,by Dean Koontz ability to make his writing intresting.
I'm not sure if Koontz was on auto-pilot or what with this story. The plot is pretty much a rip off of a cult classic Sci-Fi movie from the past (I'm not stating here to prevent spoilers). I'm assuming from the number of 4 & 5 stars that quite a few people are unaware of the movie. Unfortunately for me, it's one of my favorites - I picked up on the plot almost immediately. I had hoped I was wrong (I kept thinking there was no way Koontz would do this) but I was not.
Over all, it's still worth a listen. Odd is in general a cool character and hopefully the next book will be more original.
Love to read as I drive; never leave home without. Love the Cousins O'Dwyer Books #1 - made me feel I was there. Narrator X-celent! Purrfekt
Ranks high on my list. Loved it
Again, it's dealing with the spirits that have crossed over and may have an issue or three
His whole presentation makes me feel as if HE truly IS "Odd Thomas" and he's just telling his story.
I don't 'read' - I have an auditory disability; I don't recall what I visually read yet, I recall MOST everything I hear - so, I listen, and I listen in my car, beats muzak - boring!
In my car, I can listen and hear and remember every wonderful moment - I love that my Garmin is set up for audio books and no matter where I go, how far or how close, I'm listening to one of my books.
I think for the most part, I've been a member of Audible.com for probably 10 or close to it, years.
It's the only way for me to read & absorb & remember books and I have a voracious appetite.
I put on over 209K miles on my vehicle between 2003/4 to now the END week 2012. I did most of that driving throughout my state... and more.
I never leave home without Audible.com books loaded on some device or other. I can concentrate on the road whilst absorbing great books! a true win/win for me ;-)
This is my third "Odd Thomas" book and I found that the the device of using his unusual abilities to solve mysteries is beginning to wear thin and become predictable. I don't think I'll bother with another but nonetheless this was an enjoyable listening experience with a surprise ending.
The first book in the series was definitely the most interesting.
While an entertaining story, it seems to wrap up way too quickly - like Koontz had a deadline or was just tired of writing. Still an enjoyable book to listen to and it helps whittle down the hours on the road.
Yes I would, cause if you love DK you'll always love his work.
Yea, its never who you think it is.
Perfect....need I say more?
When he talks about his loss.
Couldn't put it down-sometimes a little too much description
Yes, sci-fi but real. Loved the plots
Possibllity of a person really being able to be an "Odd Thomas"
What would it be like to see the walking dead?
Say something about yourself!
I love Odd Thomas. I wish that Mr. Zoontz would never stop writing about him. He has so many adventures and takes them in stride. Except for the whole "seeing dead people thing" I wish I had Odd's personality. And yes, I do live in the real world and know he is fictional, I just wish I had more of the humorous side of Odd.
You'll have to listen.
Odd of course, but all of them. Especially Brother Knuckles. lol
Always when Odd thinks of Stormy.