I would buy another book from Koontz and/or Lane -- this book, however, was like watching paint dry -- it almost literally puts me to sleep while I am driving. I keep going and going and going in the book, saying to myself, "Any moment now, this is going to get interesting, this -- so far -- is all build up to something good, something big something compelling." Instead the book -- and I don't mean the reader, I mean THE BOOK -- drones on and on, probably just like I am doing now. Perhaps this book is one of those reads that does NOT lend itself to being an audio book -- perhaps the actual written words (no matter how delivered, that is -- on paper or via e-reader) are compelling, magnetic and up to the task of keeping one's attention, almost literally keeping the listener's full attention because it is able to be seen, rather than heard -- or perhaps with whispersynch, both. Every time I start up from where I left off, I am in "kill me now" mode within 15 minutes. I've tried setting the playback speed up -- which can be helpful if you are the type of person who's mind will wander should the story move too slowly or the mystery lack the power to arouse one's curiosity. Frankly I just don't care what happens to the characters in this book -- kill THEM now for all I care, because I will soon fall asleep at the wheel and almost certainly be flattened like a bug. I don't think I've ever had a worse story.I was hoping for a Baldacci or a Lee Child or something that moved along with some alacrity. I wish I could return this, it has, thus far sucked over 7 hours out of my life that I can never get back.
It was S-L-O-W.
They all sucked -- not because of the reading, but because the story was so lethargic and detailed (with trivial pursuits).
All of them, seriously. They, in combination, didn't make me care about the story, wander what was next or get me involved, curious about what "awesome thing was coming up next." It seemed to take hours to wade through all of the apparently (to me at least) tangential nonsense about toads.
Can I return the book and reuse my credit?
The story was ok and I probably would have put it down if the narration hadn't been so amazing! His different voices for the characters kept you ingaged in what ultimately is a so so story.
I'm a lifelong book lover.
This story kept me coming back every chance I could just so that I could be with the characters in their world again. The humor and the sadness of this book really grip the reader and you wonder, could this really play out in real life. It's a fun look at "what if" and Dean Koontz is the master player.
I couldn't stop listening. It was a joy to take in.
While the writing was decent I enjoyed the narration most of all, Further the build up of the concept for the novel was nice, but only because of the concept itself as it could have been better executed.
Overall I love the idea but the build up around the concept for the book was long and tedious, further the ending was not nearly as enjoyable as I believed it should be. This was my first book by Koontz and given his reputation I expected better. I still enjoyed the book but think it could have used some more pages to transition and explain in subtler ways how the world it contains works.
never know who will come through next.
where the killed the bad people who wanted to kill her.
can`t wait till his next book.
Can't sit still or stay focused long enough to read a book. Audible is the only way I will give myself the opportunity to enjoy fiction.
I was very pleased with this book.. Had never listened to a Koontz book before and went off the review of others... I will go back and look for others. I never new where the book was going next! Great for an avid audiobook listener!!
I am a Dean Koontz fan so I was expecting another great tale dancing on the edge of reality. Part time travel, part love story, part mystery, part science fiction and 100% entertaining. I was riveted from the beginning and just had to see what would happen in the next turn of events. Koontz has a way of quickly developing quirky characters without overdoing it and situations that, however unbelievable, we WANT to believe. Storytelling at it's best and I waned the story to go on and on. There are so many wonderful things about this well told fantasy, but I don't want to be a spoiler. If you like mysteries and appreciate letting your imagination wander, you will absolutely love this. I do believe this has been my favorite listen for a very long time. I can't imagine anyone not liking this one
I genuinely enjoined the story and narrator. This was my first taste of Koontz and defiantly one of my favorites. It was gripping and exciting with great characters. I now understand why he is such a popular author, his talent for integrating humor into characters and plots is great.
If you are looking for a fast and furious book that keeps you engrossed, and on the edge on your seat while getting you emotionally evolved with the characters you will love this book.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
Type 5! A frightening and intense read that I didn’t want to end! There’s suspense, danger, love, heart-warming moments, cleverness, surprises, time travel, and a strong female character. How could you not love this book?! The huge amounts of imagination in this book make for a fantastically plotted novel!
He did very well.
Some of the reviews I’ve read show that a lot of people didn’t like the way the author interrupted scenes by splitting them up. I personally enjoyed this. It kept it more suspenseful. It gave me an “Omg what’s going to happen?!!” type of feeling.
Laura Shane and Daniel = Perfection! There’s was a great love story more realistic than what is normally found in syfy books. The characters are so rich and intriguing.
While I love Daniel I just couldn’t help but root for Stefan to get the girl in the end. I thought that ending was very realistic and more profound than what is found in most books these days. Koontz didn’t do what most people do which is having a girl fall immediately head over heels in love with her rescuer. There was time for Laura to heal, move forward with her life (herself and her sons), and then gradually fall in love. It’s a much more caring and appreciative type of love.