My wife says she can read me like an open book. Though she regrets not being able to shut me up the same way. :)
Gah! I stuck this one out for its 40+ -hour duration. Unfortunately, the payoff just wasn't worth the investment.
This felt like a long-winded, plodding, contrived storyline. It struck me as a mystery / conspiracy genre trying to have a respectable sci-fi back story. Unfortunately, the science part was never properly justified and simply replaced with supernatural hand-waving. What you're left with is a long-build with a plodding arc that ends in a humdrum soft-landing.
The big "reveal" doesn't even happen until about the last 5 hours. And, what a predictable cliche it was at that.
No spoilers here, but if you're as tired of the sinister government conspiracy with paranoid military personalities, then you might want to rethink this one.
I almost didn't purchase this because of the negative reviews about the narrator... I have to say I don't know what they're talking about the narrator has a warm voice... does characters well and has a very convincing delivery.... I enjoyed this book
I took a month off from work and productivity when I got out of the Navy in 1994. A friend gave me a stack of Koontz books to keep me occupied and I blew through about five, establishing him as my favorite author of the macabre. His recent books are well written but his best work was in the 80s in my opinion. After many many moons of sleeping on this book while it loomed in plain sight, I cannot recommend it enough. This is the old Koontz, a story of great characters, epic story and a whirlwind of an emotional roller coaster. The story starts slow but once rolling you are taken for an awesome ride. Stick with it, and enjoy. Highly recommended.