Loved it. 2nd time on this book. Dean Koontz delivers again!! Always satisfying
always entertaining. Eventually I will work through everything Koontz has written. so far thru 2009. Highly recommend everything Koontz
A good deal of the book was a memory narrative that just wasnt enjoyable. No one thinks in their head like this and being add it was supposed to be stream of conscious narrative, it was too bogged down to be engaging. I usually love listening to Koontz's characters reflect, but this one was like slogging through frozen mud. I found myself making fun of the character's memories of dismissing most of it and forwarding 30 seconds ahead to next part.
Other than that, the story itself compelling - almost frightening because it is based on reality and what could actually happen in the right environment. Even more so now-22 years later. Will send child's up and down your spine for none of the usual Koontzian reasons.
Koontz goes in to detail when it comes to all of state of the art surveillance in our country. The character's are great with a plot that kept me listening well past midnight. This is definitely in the top three of Dean's books to date in my opinion. Bravo!!!
It went on & on -
And seriously - he meets a girl and talks to her for a couple hours, & then gives gives up everything & puts his life in danger to find her when he finds out she is on the run . Sure , highly likely
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!