An interesting and involving story with some very suspenseful moments, embellished with Koonts remarkable descriptive powers. The narration, however, was distracting at first: overdramatic and with the tone of someone giving a political speech; all characters speaking in the same voice and inflection. But, as the story progresses, it gets better or maybe I got more used to it. I felt dissappointed when I realized I would have to wait for the next part of the series.
I'd never read/listened to Dean Koontz before, but the summary of the book sounded interesting. Unfortunately the author spent so much time going into detail about Victor's obsessiveness with perfection, that there was little time to spend on action. The in depth studies of the neurosis of Victor's creations was depressing. I won't be bothering with the sequels.
Looking at the consistently good ratings for this book, I had high expectations. This book is nowhere near as well constructed as the other Koontz series like Odd Thomas. It's a '3', but I rated it a 2 in hopes that the rating comes back down to earth.
I wish i had known that there was a part 3 to these two books. I guess from now on i will definitely read more reviews than i did. I however, loved it. Love Dean Koontz as always, has you wondering.
creative plot, good pace for a Koontz book. They often start slow and boring, but not this one. Great from start to finish. I was apprehensive about the title, since when I think of Frankenstein I think of goofy old movies, but it was truly terrific. The audio commentator did a good job too.
I enjoyed this book. I found it to be an excellent resurrection of the Frankenstein story with comic book like characters and action, lots of action and no dull moments. The book like book two ends with a cliffhanger so if you like it you will want to get books two and three. I highly recommend this book to all Dean's fans.
I love Koontz's ability to create amazingly fun story lines. In Prodigal son he takes a great tale and puts his own twist on it. Would be five stars but I am picky and need to get through the other 2 books
Audibles is a favorite undertaking of mine. There was once so little time getting all one's Reading done. Audible is the New solution.
Knootz out does himself with his modern version of Frankenstein. Imagine all the new technologies at the disposal of this madman, two beating hearts, infected limbs, the dead having sexual desire. It creeps you out. I enjoyed this audio, the Unabridged version. I wanted the police to find the bodies created by this madman, so they could see how vastly different these dead are from normal people. I wanted their reaction. I have to listen to this audio several times, it's so good. It's lengthly and it's a good hear; something to get the blood running, especially on the train, in the morning, and not knowing what to expect. This is an imaginative listen, from one of the best in the business. The reader is not bad.