I've been an audible member for years and this is the worse story that I have EVER listened too. I think Koontz might have let his 7 year old neighbor write this one. It's actually insulting that he put this out and just expected this piece of crap to sell.
Despite seeing the single stars....after thoroughly enjoying the first two books i was compelled to buy the third...and after reading...final episode. The book can best be summed up this way: Someone said, Hey Dean...you have to finish the trilogy. And he did...in about an hour and a half. The characters, the NEW race, are breaking down...we get it. But the author goes on and on AND on with silly descriptions about their ridiculous unraveling. The dialog between the two lead detectives is TOO cute and self effacing. At one point I thought if I heard one more bad pun or reference i was going to throw my I pod out the window. The description and antics of the dwarf made me cringe every time he became an active part of the dialog. And in the end...the book itself didn't end with a bang nor even a whimper...it just dissolved.
I know...I know...you bought the first two and are thinking the same as I had. DON'T do it. Save your money. The book was crap. If there ws something LESS than one star I would have used that.
This third in a series is a great listen. I note that some readers have not been impressed with this book but I can only assume that they have not read the first two book or did not care for them. I was a little disappointed that the second book ended the way it did, without finishing, but I knew Dean Koontz would come thru with a continuation and it would be as enjoyable as the prior books. Not every book needs to scrutinized from cover to cover for content or style. Some books, like this one and the first two, should be listened to just for the sheer pleasure of one's imagination.
Dean Koontz Frankenstein trilogy is a intriguing modernization of the classic tale of Dr. Frakenstein. I enjoyed the story but was disappointed by the ending. Dean Koontz has a great way of taking the reader deep into a complex story yet coming up for air early in the most disappointing way.
I really enjoyed the first two books of this series. Koontz succeeds in removing every bit of pleasure I took from those books. If you have read the first two and have been looking forward to the completion of the series, do yourself a favor, give this one a pass.
The ending you imagine is much better than this bit of dross.
I know a number of people didn't seem to like this, but I though Koontz did a good job of keeping the story moving without too much clutter. The new characters seemed to fit in OK, although some disappear for no good reason, but I think the ending provides what Koontz originally intended without forcing folks to go to the next book if they want to stop here.
I have been waiting for years for dean koontz to finish this unique and clever remake of the old frankenstein story but he's done it to me again i really like his books but the endings always leave something to be desired don't waste your time the ending wasn't worth the time i spent listening to it you'd be better off with any of the odd thomas series at least there he seems to put in the effort