Prior to reading the other reviews I couldn't imagine anyone not liking this book. I love unabridged books because it is only then that you get the full impact of the story.
I thought the narrator was excellent and had a hard time stopping the book when I needed to.
I would highly recommend the book.
good storie but the narator sucks! Could he whisper any more! plus everything is described to the point where your like ALL RIGHT ALL READY GET TO THE NEXT THING!!!!! cool storie but way too long due to the constant over discribing.
This book was over-hyped by the publisher and the media. The story is decent but the narration was too flat, taking away from the book. Parts of the story that should have built tension and anticipation were handled to flat - maybe I missed something. Seems like it may have been a better read than a listen.
Koontz book --"The Husband" -- is a painful listen. It is hard to know how much of the pain is generated by the lackluster reading or the insipid plot that drones on and on about leaves and spiders and colors. The actual story line could have been wrapped up in about 30 minutes, yet the author insists on shackling us to his thin attempts to create a "mood", which eventually is a mood akin to the feeling one gets when they are seasick. I loved some of the early Koontz books, but this will be the last upon which I waste my money.
Another great Koontz story with that just flies by. Great story development and the Koontz classic "innocent yet determined" central character. You will love it if you are an Odd Thomas fan.
Great story! Just when you think you're following the plot it twists and turns and keeps you on your toes. Couldn't put it down. (Which with audio means spending a lot more time in the driveway when I get home from work!)
Really enjoying Koontz' books, this is one of my favorites.
While this book makes a good listen I would not buy it again. First of all, this production would have been better served with a different voice talent. I found the voice spectrum too narrow to be dealing with so many charaters - and quite frankly annoyingly soft.
While the story has a surprising twist, the authors (oftentimes) prosaic detailing of the scenes is a bit distracting and does not add to the tension (there is only so many times one needs a detailed explanation of the Santa Ana winds).
The ending was a huge letdown, standard fare of "knight in shining armor" rescue.
Wow, should have had more faith in the other reviewers. What a waste of time. I thoroughly enjoyed two of the "Odd" books, I hope this author isn't a "one trick pony". Buy something else, even watch the road while your driving other than waste your time.
The story was good, a little overboard with some descriptions of plants, trees, etc. The narrator was slow, paused in places not appropiate. The story line was also "wordy". This was my first Koontz and I was not impressed.
Poorly written and poorly narrated. Koontz writes likes he's using a Thesaurus to replace words -- unnecessarily. It would read better if he wasn't trying to impress us with his vocabulary. It would read better if his characters weren't so implausible. It would be hard for any narrator to read this naturally.