Love to read as I drive; never leave home without. Love the Cousins O'Dwyer Books #1 - made me feel I was there. Narrator X-celent! Purrfekt
Absolutely LOVED this story AND the "reader" - this was so synchronistic - storyline and reader. More like this one would be relished! Definately a HIGHLY PRIZED work in my 'collection' and recommendations
The long length of the story, excellent narration, bio-ethical disgussion.
Ought one feel the right to....
As you might expect from the title, this is one of Koontz's preachiest novels. Religious themes are frequent, perhaps not thick but still more than I particularly care for. There are several interesting characters, but not the author's best. The plot has a few good twists but isn't as captivating as some of his other works.
The worst part of the novel is when Koontz basically breaks the fourth wall in using a character as a mouthpiece to rant about bioethics. The goal of this book, as confirmed in the authors's note at the end, is to drum up fear and outrage about utilitarian bioethics, which Koontz manages to simplify to "bioethics" in the novel as if there were no other philosophies under that term. His ranting is painful and almost ruins the novel.
Ann Twomey, the narrator, is a hack, droning monotonously and unable to keep her character voices straight. She reads action, horror, scenery, and dialog all in the same flat emotionless tone, sucking the life out of the text. I hope never listen to another "performance" by her.
But this book was looonnnnnggg, slllllllooow, boring, with lackluster narration. I forced myself to finish, hoping it would pay off in the end, but the end was just as boring as the rest of the story.
Terrible. 3 separate stories that are boring and seemingly unrelated. Makes no sense.
struggledo to finish since disjointed and rambling.. Too many side stories unclear!!!! Not his best work...
details described amazingly as you trooped along each characters storyline as they all unite in the end to fulfil the wondering. all elements laid out purposely to keep you wondering and guessing. good choice.