This is my first ever review and I feel compelled to write my opinion. I have read many of Dean Koontz's books and very much enjoyed the first two installments of Frankenstein but this (hopefully) last book in the series was a huge disappointment. Everything that was well thought out in the 1st two books was tangled and down-right silly in this one. I found myself turning it off because it was just so ridiculous only to find myself turning it on - just to finish the book. I'm sorry to say - save your money.
First I need to get this off my chest. I read almost every Dean Koontz book and some were not that great, like Sole Survivor, but Frankenstien has tickled my fantasy bone. I loved the other 2 frankenstien's and I was not going to get this book because someone wrote a neg review and he was articulate, and I believed him. Well, I didn't get it, and finally I said "what the hell" and I changed my mind and got it anyway. It was extremely entertaining and I really needed entertainment.
The person who gave this work of art a neg is totally wrong. I loved the ending, and the garbage dump crew and erica 4. and what about jacko? I loved this book and I highly recommend it if you want some great koontz fun.
First off, let me say the narrator was just fine. If I were rating on his performance, this book would get 4 stars. But as it is ...
Dreadful. Childish. Chaotic. Rambling. Pointless. Anticlimactic.
This book reads like a pastiche of several authors, one in which the editor gave up on attempts to reconcile wildly different threads.
Very disappointing. The first two volumes in the series had their problems, but the central idea, the creative treatment of the Frankenstein story was enough to bring me back, hoping for the best.
Ah well, back to Mary Shelley.
Dog lover & book addict.
This book series took a classic story and put a fun, sci-fi, supernatural modern spin on it.
I would venture to say that this is one of the best series' out there. Dean Koontz wrote characters that you not only grow to love, but that you want to be. You want to share a piece of their fantastic adventure. You go on this crazy, wild, messed up journey with them and you love every second.
Be prepared to listen to the whole series. The characters evolve as much as the story does. I was sad that it was over after the last book. But the good news about books is you can just start all over again when you want to.
This book series tells an entertaining story but the way it is divided among the books is lame. In my opinion the first three "books" should be one single book as there is nothing close to a story climax in the first two books. The books tend to have an ending similar to middle of the season television dramas. I have no problem with this artistically, but doesn't seem like it was done for atheistic reasons. Maybe it would be acceptable to move on to the next book without a clashing coda for the story if the book was 20 hours long but it's only 8 hours. This makes it seem to me like the story was unnecessarily divided into multiple physically separate books so as to artificially create more products to be sold to the consumers. Regardless of the thinly veiled fluffing of the product, this series is an entertaining story.
As Dean Koontz books go this series is one of my favorites. As all book series go, this is right up there at the top and something I have listened to over and over. The characters are really fun and the story is an ingenious twist on the original.
Yes, because I never knew what was going to happen next and there was always a great twist to it. The ending of this first part of the series was very unexpected.
It is hard to choose. John Bedford Lloyd has a great voice and can do almost any accent, gender or odd character. He really makes it come alive.
I have to admit I felt a few chills and also some amazement of how this segment was wrapped up at the end.
I think that Dean Koontz is an amazing writer. Though some of his books haven't been as good, he just keeps churning out some wonderful stories with characters you love to love and love to hate. Everytime I listen to this I marvel at his great sense of wry humor and how he weaves his story lines to keep the interest of the reader/listener through whole series. His characters are always either endearing, chilling or just plain fun. I have all five books in the series from Audible and I have listened to it many times. Interestingly, each time, I hear something in them I missed before. I love books that never get old and can be listened to again and again.
I enjoyed the book and the characters. I was disappointed in the absolutely Unredeemable nature of the protagonists. Some of the scenes felt campy instead of well thought out or well planned. I'm hopeful that there's more character development in the last book(s). It's hard to believe this is the author of the odd Thomas books...read the face for a more suspenseful novel. I'd rather Sherlock dead than diminished.