Anthony Heald makes this book, his narration is exquisite. The book is action-packed and full of memorable characters. Unfortunately, once you've read it to the end, some of the flashback scenes lose their suspense and seem to drag on forever. I feel this is one of the best books in Dean Koontz's repertoire, mainly because it doesn't include any awkward descriptions of sex common in some of his other works.
Am I the only reader that did not care for this book? The story showed promise but the character of Spencer Grant was a complete wimp! By the time he was recalling his past I couldn't stand to listen. I don't know if it was the writer or the narrator but all I could picture was someone like Patrick Swayze's character in "To Wong Foo" describing past trauma! So simpering and melodramatic. What person, especially a man who is former military and police force, talks like that?! It was like nails on a blackboard. Was Koontz trying his hand at poetry?
The characters of Spencer, Ben and Eve spoke the same, and Ben and Eve were psychos! The best personality was the dog. He was the only one that behaved realistically.
I did appreciate the somewhat fact based drug seizure information and the role it plays in our lives. I am normally a big Dean Koontz fan, but I thought this book sounded like he had someone else write it.
I enjoyed the book. it has a very compelling plot line. I specially enjoyed the discussions of the future of technology dating from an early 1990s perspective.
i love listening to stories in my car!
One of the best reads I've listened to so far.
Not really sure why people didn't like the reader I found his happiness matched the personalities of the characters
Of course I also loved the dog!
I love the characters, the dog, and the story. Also, the villains are just too believable!
Koontz, a remarkable storyteller, manages to convey many truths about government and politicians in America revealing many layers of ideas as the story unfolds. Dark Rivers of the Heart is not only entertaining but thought provoking in its entirety.
I first read this book back when it was first published, and when I saw that it was available on Audible I jumped at it. The story is just as good as I remember it. That said, Anthony Heald is a terrible narrator, ok maybe not "terrible" but his style of reading and "flighty" tone of voice seems better suited to reading a children's book than a Dean Koontz novel.
I'd give the story itself a solid 9/10 but the narration only a 6/10