I love Dean Koontz, but I could not stop disliking this book and its ridiculous characters. I listened to the whole thing hoping it would get better. I found there was nothing I could grab onto.
Hi. My name is Tasha, thus us my husbands account, but Im the one who uses it. I love murder mysteries, the creeper and twisted the better!
As always his books are so vivid and so many descriptions. Never boring. Though a little outlandish, you were still a believer I absolutely loved the narrator! What a difference that can make.
A better narrator.
Any of his other books. He's a wonderful horror writer.
Everyone sounded like Buck Schirner, including the women, specifically the teenage girl. Too bad.
The problem with "Phantoms" isn't the story itself but rather its with the horrendous narration. The man narrating (Buck Schirner) very CLEARLY has a lisp and a pretty bad one at that! This man should not be a professional narrator, its as simple as that, nothing against him and I'm sure having a conversation with the man is pleasant enough but its almost impossible to sit through this performance without feeling like you need to reach up and wipe spit off of your face every few minutes. Now have that in your ears for the almost 15 hours that this audiobook lasts...it almost borders on becoming maddening.
I have an eclectic taste in books. I move from Jodi Picoult to Gillian Flynn. From Ken Kesey to Janet Evanovich. If it is good, I'll read it
This is one of the first audio books I ever listened to years ago. This was long before Audible's mainstream appeal. I remember the feeling I had after the first time I listened to this book. I asked myself, "Could that really happen?"
That is the hallmark of a great book. Koontz masterfully blended fiction with real life facts to create a believable scenario involving a monster. This is extremely hard to do given the genre. This book would ultimately set the bar for future monster stories I would read. I can honestly say, over fifteen years later, that I've never read a horror story as compelling as Phantoms.