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.
Great story. I love to be a little creeped out without the book being so scary or graphic that I can't get to sleep at night.
Probably, but I didn't love what he did with his voice for Thelma and Ruth. Very good at voicing suspense....not the best voice for imitating teenage girls.
Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
I have read several of Koontz' books and enjoyed a few of them greatly. However, when they are bad, they are really bad. I felt really burned when I bought The Darkest Night of the Year at full price in hard cover, and the "Odd" series got progressively unreadable after the first two.
So, here was a Koontz book on sale and apparently highly rated. Why not! Why not, indeed? It was a painful read and seemed to be taking me forever to get through it. I found the narrator extremely annoying. He seemed totally incapable of doing female or child voices. He spoke in a choppy, brusque manner with no feeling whatsoever. Perhaps this could be overlooked with a compelling story, but that was not the case for me.
Part 1 was entirely devoted to Laura's life. There was very little promise of any excitement to come and very little divulged which would lead one to believe that this book involved time travel. Receiving just vague hints of time travel during more than half of this novel made me somewhat irritated. Then, in Part 2, when the origin of the villains was divulged, I just shook my head in disgust.
I found Laura and her son to be very unbelievable characters blessed with all sorts of uncharacteristic knowledge when the need arose. In addition, they were so poorly developed and flat, I did not care what happened to them. The character I really liked and found the most interesting was Laura's husband, Danny. He seemingly was just too interesting to remain in the story, sadly for me.
The combination of a very poor narration and a slow moving, uninteresting story was a killer for me. I am now quitting after two thirds of the way into the novel. I have too many other books sitting in my library that promise a more enjoyable listening experience. No more Koontz for me, ever.
I would definitely recommend this to a friend. This book is beautifully written, and just draws you in. At first when the story was a bit slower paced I just enjoyed the writing but as the story went on I just found it totally engrossing.
This would be considered a spoiler so please be warned.I loved how the story weaves time travel with history and probable paradoxes (you will understand when you read it), it just flowed so well.
Great performance - it did not get in the way of the story at all. Even the female voices were pleasant to listen to. To me that is the measure of a male narrator, not to sound too over the top when doing female voices.
There were too many to write about without giving too much away, but there is a lot of tragedy in this story. Having said that it is balanced with the fight in the heroine, and the acceptance. She has a hard time with her life but there is enough positive going on to keep things uplifting.
This was an incredibly interesting read, with a blending of action, personal triumph, love and history. It is well worth the credit or the cost. And it is well written.
The DOT Doctor
exciting, energetic, family
Yes, it was a great story line and very interestingly told.
Not that I recall.
Possibly but time restraints did not allow me to do so. I generally listen to my books during flight time.
Always looking for the next Koontz book on Audible.
I really enjoyed this book. The performance was really good and the story was engaging and kept me wondering what would happen next. I like a lot of Koontz's books but not all--I would rate at this one towards the top of his works. Very enjoyable listen.
One of the top books I've listened to so far.
Yes, the plot kept you thinking. Dean Koontz doesn't disappoint.
He did a great job pulling you into the story.
I like everything that Dean Koontz writes so be warned that my review of his books will always (so far anyway) be a 4 or 5 star. This one was different from the Odd series that is so popular. Laura doesn't realize that she is a special child and that she has a 'guardian angel' who is watching over her. As her life evolves, things happen around her which make her wonder about things but nothing points to what is actually happening. I don't want to ruin the intrigue so let me just say that you'll find this book exciting and very rewarding. There isn't lots of sex or blood or gore and that's a good thing but there is lots of mind bending events and, of course, the bad guys are truly the bad guys so that is a good thing.
Buy the book. enjoy the ride. Christopher Lane, the narrator is superb. You feel like you are being read to by Mr. Koontz himself.
I am most happy when I have a few new books waiting to be read and especially if one of them is by Dean Koontz.
If you like science fiction/time travel type stories this is a good one I guess. I'm not really into that didn't realize what it was when i purchased it but it did keep my attention and I did listen all the way to the end so it wasn't something I didn't enjoy it was just way out there.
Language not good at times but not a constant thing just in parts.
probably not because of the sometimes bad language and just not something I think would appeal to them but to others that enjoy science fiction i'm sure it is a good book.