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This is a hard book for me to rate. The performance should have received 4 1/2 stars and the story 3 1/2. Oh well.
1) the narrator -- a lot. He gave excellent voice to men, women, the elderly, children, Germans and Winston Churchill.
2) the intermittent humor amidst the horror. Nice touches to stop it from being rather nasty at just the right points.
3) the complex logic puzzles presented by the paradoxes of time travel. Couple mind benders that were very interesting to think through.
What wasn't as good:
1) Some of the characters are truly despicable. Probably necessary to the plot, but still left a very unpleasant taste behind.
2) I wish the storyline and characters had more depth. They were fine for a fast read, but still left me wanting more grist.
3) The ending. Although the story did get wrapped up, sure did happen fast and without a whole lot of sense of closure.
Overall: I liked it and will read more Koontz, but my expectations will be properly set next time.
I have not read the print version.
Thelma was my favorite character.
When he told her that he loved her
I read/listen purely for enjoyment and any reviews are based on that. Mostly fantasy, mystery, suspense.
So I have read about a dozen Koontz books and every one of them has been okay. This one was an interesting ride through time and history. As with all the other Koontz books I've read this one had a good plot and moved along a little slow out of the gate but picked up as the mystery grew. I say only okay because it was just that, okay. Nothing really special, but a good read while you're waiting on the release of a favorite.
I would rank this book in the middle tear, because of the time the author used to get down to the actual story. The second half of the book is quite suspenseful, fast moving and interesting. Unfortunately the first half could put an Inseminate to sleep. This was my first book by Koontz and I felt that it would have been my last if I had not hung in there.
Time travel has always been an interesting idea. Not too many author's used the approach on the subject that Koontz delivers. Leaves you with an intriguing question on the good and evil that could be suffered if time travel was possible and abused.
I loved this audio book! It was my very first and I couldn't wait to get in my car to listen every day!
I liked the plot, the suspense.
My favorite scene was when the main character & her son got killed.
This was my first Dean Koontz book. Amazing story, plot, characters. He throws you on a roller coaster ride of emotion and suspense, and manages an ending you can be satisfied with. He's a great story-teller with a limitless imagination. The narrator was great as well. I would totally recommend it!
This book was not as good as most of the Koontz I read. I felt often like he was insulting my intelligence and adding information that was both irrelevant and inaccurate. We are not talking historically accurate either. He contradicted himself frequently, and the story seemed unnecessarily long. There were points that I thought I got lost. Overall, I made it through the book, and do not feel terrible about spending my time listening to it, but would not read it again.
Intense and always surprised by the next moment of the story
I think there were many memorable moments in this story
This was my first Christopher Lane
I would sit in my car just to listen to this book. I had a hard time turning it off.
This was my first Dean Koontz so I was a little leery after being a Harlan Coben fan for so long. I am glad I gave in and tried this book. I loved Dean Koontz's writing and imagination. I will be reading another one of his real soon.
Above the rest. The narrator was superb in creating the necessary accents needed to make the story seem OH SO REAL!!
This is my first Koontz book on Audible but I read some of his work many years ago, and have always liked his books. I think I'm going for the Odd Thomas series next.
His narration brings the book to life through the spoken part. He was really 'WUNDERBAR'!!! When he spoke Thelma's lines I really cracked up!! Every charachter had their own inflection that made each one sound so different.
What does the bolt of lightening bring - friend or foe?
I felt I was listening to a cross between Back to the Future and the Terminator with both the funny side but the suspenseful side as well. SO enjoyed this book!!