Incredible narration makes this great book even better. Christopher Lane is just incredible. This story has many german accents and he manages to have different sounding german accents for each of them. You always know who is talking based on the timbre of the accent. Truly a gifted narrator. To be perfectly honest, I've only read a handful of Dean Koontz and this story has really stayed with me. I find the premise fascinating. Listen to this book! You'll enjoy the story and love the narrator!
This a great book, starts out with a bang and is thrilling and captivating till the end. I love Dean Koontz!
While Koontz can be a little wordy at times, this one was a pleasent surprise. Less rambling, more story, the characters were likeable and the premise of time travel was quite interesting.
This was a fairly good book but as I read the more I had to make myself continue. I am not hooked on science fiction and that is what alot of this book really is. Dean Koonz is an excellent writer and I bought this book because she was the author. I finished the book but it was not one I could say - you will love it - or at least I didn't. It is fair.
The book itself was ok. This was my first book by Dean Koontz and I didn't really have any expectations going in. After reading a few reviews and seeing the average user rating was over 4 stars I decided to give it a shot.
The main problem I had with this audible book was the narrator. As one reviewer has already stated in another review, I found the narrator's voice annoying. In my opinion he did a poor job doing the female voices in the book. There were a few times I almost stopped listening simply because of the narrator.
Aside from that, the actual story was just ok. I felt the author took to long getting into the actual story. I understand it is often necessary to develop the main characters but it seemed the first 1/2 drug on and on spending to much time trying to get to the meat of the story. Once it finally got there it was better.
The absolute most annoying thing about listening to this was hearing the narrator talk in Thelma's voice. I have a strong feeling I would of rated this higher had I read the book verses listening to it.
Whether someone likes a book or not is often subjective. Here are a few books I have listened to recently that I thought were great.
The Count of Monte Cristo, The Help, The Hunger Games, Water for Elephants, The Girl who Kicked The Hornets Nest.
The story itself is a bit predictable and very "romance-lite", but not bad. The narrator is AWFUL! Stilted, droning and sounds like the narrator for those old reel to reel videos in HS biology classes.
I enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. My only hesitation is that the accent given to Winston Churchill sounded more like a Boston accent than an English accent and it kept distracting me. That was only a brief part of the book, though, and the narrator was otherwise very good. Certainly worth the time and the credit.
I'm a big Koontz fan and was very impressed with this book. Great story with interesting, well developed characters. Interesting plot and kept you wondering what would happen, and what would be revealed next. Narrator was also very good, well worth a listen.
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.