Can an author write just any stupid story and we're supposed to buy it? I hope others will take a good, long look at the reviews found here, I wish I had.
I was at first interested, then bothered, and finally fed-up. I stopped listening. The story line is bad enough but the inane (supposedly humorous) banter between characters was too much. Add all that to Koontz's usual love of omnipotent evil, spelled out for us in its most gory detail and it pushes this one off the table and into the trash can.
Unless you've got more money than you know what to do with, don't give it up for this silliness: Koontz loves dogs, give the money to the SPCA, Koontz doesn't deserve it for this one.
I usually love Dean Koontz novels. This one was a jumbled mess. Very difficult to to follow, I had to force myself to finish it. Best to skip this one.
Married, ADD-afflicted mother of two, English major in college - Audible let's me indulge in my love of books while I'm constantly on the go
What an abrupt, disappointing ending. Lots of classic DK buildup via animals, science and conspiracy....then it just ends abruptly with no explanations of why or what happens next. I literally thought I must have missed half the download. Save your credit.
This was like some kind of Dr. Seuss on a horror trip. The plot was goofy as if it was all thrown together in a hurry.Dont waste a credit on this. Mr. Koonts how about another Odd Thomas
I like Koontz generally although his work has a very high variance. This particular book is not worth reading (or listening to). It is not really a complete book, more like a rough draft. The plot generally makes no sense. The bad guys are inserted into the story for no purpose and do not really participate in the events at all. And the book suddenly ends as if Koontz got bored and just stopped writing. The good characters are also not developed, and the only semi-interesting character is the dog. This dog, unfortunately does not talk, though, and has no real role in the story. Even if you are a really big Dean Koontz fan, as I am, give this one a pass.
Only Koontz could have gotten this train wreck published. It is very clear that the author was only half way through writing this book and then decided to quit - and that's the good news. The bad news is that he wrote the first half. You have been warned.
I love this author. Have read and listened to most of his books and enjoyed them. Typically I like some science fiction and odd books and this one was a page turner but only because you wanted to figure out what all the story lines had in common. They never came together well (some not at all) and then - the entire thing was just over. No real conclusions. I will say - if the reason for this is a sequel book - I will not be reading it!!!
What did I just listen too? I was left confused with the numerous characters that was illustrated -- and then it ended. Is there gonna be another one? I saw the Dean Koontz's interview that audible.com had with facebook. I was excited to listen to it when he said that this was one of his favorites. Umm, at least I wasn't the only one left thinking that I missed a download.
This was a big disappointment, some of the subplots were interesting, some were just dull. I was ready to stop listening several times but I perservered to the end only to be let down by a pathetic ending. Definately once of Koontz worst books.