Maybe I outgrew him? His characters are so flat and stereotypical that I honestly have a hard time identifying with them or empathizing with them. This was a predictable story about time travel that relied on a paradox-busting cheat to evade what could have been a powerful ending. It's no 11-22-63, that's for sure.
I am writing this review knowing no one will ever read it. I purchased this book during one of the many sales that Audible grace's us with and frankly I am glad that I got it at a reduced price. I gave this story 3 stars but I really do not want to spend my time with an average book and this one is completely average. I actually got this one by reading the reviews and so many raved. This book is very dated and not even close to one of Koontz' best. My suggestion is to pass.
So far I've loved all of Dean Koontz's books; always unexpected, sometimes science fiction, always fun.
It's hard to choose, as they were all so well developed in the story. The good guys/gals were easy to love and the bad guys were those you love to hate.
No, but it certainly kept me intrigued throughout the story.
I'd love to comment more, but typical of Koontz, it is so full of surprises that you'll thank me for not being a spoiler. This is a fast moving, fun read/listen and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Some books should be read. Some books are great listening stories to accompany me while I do routine, boring, yet necessary tasks. Although he is a well known author, this was my first Dean Konntz book. For his fans, I hope is that it is not his typical work. Don't give up on him based on my opinion. Christopher Lane did an excellent job of as narrator.
To share specifics is unfair to potential listeners. I will say that I found much of the children's dialog unrealistic. The story took a turn, by time travel, from the coming of age of an unfortunate child, to an unassociated chase by Hitler's Nazi's. Just too odd for my taste.
This was a great read (listen) even though there was a little bit of a letdown with the plot punch. Loved the characters & some of the complexity of the theme. Narrator did a top notch job & acted out the different parts brilliantly.
Bought this book on sale because I've read Dean Koone books in the past and liked them. The book is about time travel which I am not normally into but this one had a different twist to it that kept me into it the entire book.
I loved the characters and the way the narrator portrayed them was excellent. You always knew who he was portraying even without him telling you. Although this was a serious book there was much humor in it.
A story about how much the human spirit can tolerate when put to the test again and again. I highly recommend.