It is so great to read a good action mystery with a love story and no vulgarity in words or acts. Really enjoy this author
When Stefan returned after Laura was dead.
I don't have much to say about this book. It just wasn't that interesting. The plot was forced. I could take it or leave it. I did manage to finish it, but I'd rather have used the credit elsewhere.
It wasn't a time travel book until about halfway through, then it became a suspense novel with a time travel twist. The reader is always hoping for a happily-ever-after outcome and history keep getting changed. Somehow, I hope that we humans never develop a time travel capability...fun to read, nasty to imagine for real.
I would read (listen) to this again - lots of characters, clever interactions, good story line.
Not intended to be a deep work, but recreationally it is tops, some good moral points also.
The plot did keep me on the edge of my seat waiting to find out who the mystery man is, and what is his motivation. I was surprised by the answer--I didn't see that coming.
This was an earlier work by Koontz and it shows but it wasn't bad, just very obviously written over a decade ago. Mr. Koontz has come a long way since this book, that's about all I can say.
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.