The characters are interesting and engaging. But, the story line rambles and has holes in it. I enjoy the Odd Thomas series, but this is my least favorite. I also enjoy Koontz's descriptive style, but this book felt different than his others. The narration is is very good.
The ending left me with questions. There was not enough of a cliff hanger, if that was the intention, or it didn't resolve as neatly as his other novels.
The Narration was very good. I enjoy listening to Baker's performances.
Just a Latino living life in NYC
He was great!
I had read all the other Odd Thomas books... this was the first one I listed too and I sorry when it ended...
I would recommend this book to a friend who has previously enjoyed other Odd Thomas stories. Though the story itself is flawed by facile resolution of the plot, Mr. Koontz's presentation of the main character is as interesting as it has been in previous works which feature Thomas.
Odd Hours should be read, I think, as a part of the Odd Thomas series but should not be used as a benchmark when rating the books as a group. While Odd is again offered to the reader in a clever manner, other members of the cast seem artificial and unconvincing. Explanations of actions and motivations, aside from those of the main character, are lacking.
Mr. Baker's performance was, as usual, excellent. His unassuming tone and somewhat droll style is entirely consistent with the personality of the main character and his sense of drama is spot on.
Despite the book's shortcomings, Odd Hours is worth the listen. Mr. Koontz's language ability and characteristic stimulating imagination show through the work from beginning to end.
This book did not hold my attention nor did I finish listening to this audio book.
I'm not sure.
I was disappointed
This is one of the worst - 18 chapters and only small one piece of action. 90% descriptive and inane references with no relationship to the situation or story line. What a waste of money.
I love Dean Koontz but this book needs more weirdness. To me it was pretty boring -- but it won't keep me from reading more of Koontz's books!
I thought this book didn't have the same intensity or strong story line as the other Odd Thomas books. I will say it did leave you wanted to know what will happen next, is this new woman in his life the reincarnation of his true love Stormy?