The narrator definitely lacked range and emotion in his tone. The story was just kind of "off" for a Koontz book. There was nothing really supernatural or edge-of-your-seat and it wasn't even a good mystery. It was an ok premise for a story but was just very dryly written and read.
The sci-fi part was really captivating. I do like the way he added a little history to the mix. The characters were a so charismatic. Thank you for an excellent book.
This was an OK book. Not one of the best Koontz books I have read but not one of the worst either. It was a "nice" read but nothing I wanted to finish in a day or two for sure.
The narrator was very poor at accents and female voices - quite painful really. Would have preferred to have read the story instead.
Mr. Koontz, I love you! Admittedly this is the first audiobook of his I have listened to, but I was enthralled from the beginning. Sometimes when I read his books I get involved and have disturbing dreams because I get sucked into all of the characters. I love that about him! However, this book had more of a dreamy, eerie quality to it. It was intriguing and different. The narrator was also superb. His subtle differences in tone and dialect kept me right with him, knowing exactly who was speaking at the time, even in rapid conversations. The book left me wanting him to continue on with the lives of the characters, wanting to know what would happen to them next. Reminiscent of Odd Thomas in that way, I suppose. This was overall a very enjoyable book. Worth the credit!
Dean Koontz is an intelligent writer who gives his readers great stories, interesting characters, likeable heroes and heroines, thoroughly despicable bad guys and monsters, sometimes loveable dogs and/or kids ... and something to think about. This is one of those books. What's also fun is that it was written 20 years ago and represented cutting edge technology of that time. Now it's a bit amusing to observe that what was "modern" then is "history" now. I wonder if written today, would the Guardian be using a Blackberry or a smart phone instead of a belt and a PC?
Literary graduate and published columnist turned glorified grease monkey.
I don't mean to be negative, but this was my first Koontz book and due to all the hype I was expecting more. Don't get me wrong, it was well written and the prose was concise. But the actual story was too unoriginal, I felt like I was reading another Terminator book. The female main character has a time-travelling guardian. Sound familiar? The first half had way to much filler, but the second half had a lot of action which raised my view of the book. The ending was good but still too predictable. I found the main character's rise to success way to unrealistic but it was necessary for the storyline. Overall it was okay but I think I'll try another Matthew Reilly book next. Koontz is a best seller and I'm sure his other books are better. I will definitely try to find a better one but this one didn't really leave me with a sense of excitement, although it was a good effort. Just tried to get too much out of an old idea. Worth a listen, though. The narrator does a great job.
Wow, Koontz has done it again! Now every time a thunderstorm rolls through I find myself looking out the window or over my shoulder. Now that I finished this book I may need to move somewhere whith less lightning.
This book still stands up after twenty years. It has an interesting plot and characters, with some unique twists and turns. Also, it is well narrated. I recommend this book
I'm an illustrator/concept artist currently living about an hour away from town via public transport. During these times, audiobooks, radioplays and podcasts are my best friends.
I love how this book gradually reveals its mysteries, I couldn't stop listening, especially towards the end. If I had to be picky, despite being cautious with 'time paradoxes' some parts still didn't make sense. But otherwise, it was rather a good book to listen to. Great narrator too.