I'm a stay at home mom in southeastern KY. I LOVE audio books....especially ANYTHING by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb!
This book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! Not one lull in the whole book. I am half way thru listening to it for the second time. It seemed to go by so fast that I was afraid I had missed some great details. Fast paced, scary, creepy....all that fabulous Koontz stuff! You'll love it!
Maybe, but I have so many books that it's unlikely
The story was pretty good, but it was from the 80's so when they describe a super computer as having a whole ten gigs of memory it was a good give away. Otherwise the story did keep me interested once the action started.
As for the reader. He's good, but his style is better for news or documentaries. His primary problem is he has little range for voices in general and basically no range for female voices. This was really a problem at first when the primary dialog was between the two sisters. I was thinking I might not get far on this one, but I hung in there a while and once the story got interesting I basically forgot about it. Fortunately there's only three female voices he had to deal with so that made it easier to ignore.
All in all this is the kind of story I love to listen to going down the road. A story that gets you involved into wondering whagt's going to happen next. In this story there's a menence that seems unstoppable and I kept trying to think of how they'd be able to stop it, but never even came close. I really like that because all too often I can figure out what the author is going to use.
One last note. This story gets into comparing this situation to other disappearences throughout history. Those unexplained disappearences really make this explaination as good as any guess since it really isn't as far fetched as some others might be. Because of that I think this story is even more fun to get in to.
I last read a Dean Koontz book about 15 years ago and didn't think much of it. I tried this one to see if anything has changed. It hasn't. The story is pathetic, the dialogue pitiful, the characters unreal and the reading mediocre. If you want to hear the words, slime, ectoplasm, protoplasm, tentacles, suppurating, ooze etc repeated over and over again then this is the book for you. I managed to suffer approximately half of it before discarding.
The story had potential, but seemed to drag on and on. The narrator was very poor, bland, monotone.
Shortening the story would improve it.
Someone who could breath some excitement into the narration.
Think twice before listening to another Koontz book.
Dean Koontz needs to start asking himself this one question when he is writing... Would people really react in this way? I love science fiction. The author though has to make every scenario and every person believable.
He needs to look back at his old formulary.
No narrator could have made this book good. I'm sorry that he had to suffer through this entire story.
Every character except the physicians little sister.
I had to keep reminding myself this was a Dean Koontz novel as it read more like a first time novelist to me... the story was really off the wall - didn't make a lot of sense to me. I had trouble staying "connected" to the book as I really didn't give a hoot about any of the characters or where the story was leading. Not "scary" at all, just kind of dumb.
Meh. I guess I’m losing interest in the devil genre. Lots of time attempting to create adjectives to describe a gelatinous goo that wreaked havoc. I was disappointed.
No need for a long, glowing review here, its another great book by DK. Can you really go wrong with his work? Nope. And he's a major dog lover, so its a win-win every time
Sure, I listen to an average of 4 books each month, this one just did not cut it for me.
I am 1/3 through and I am done. Story is slow, maybe its the narration. Different narrator more action, less waiting for IT.
His character development is excellent
Skip this one.