Dog lover & book addict.
The story was a bit slow in parts.
This narrators voice was raspy and made it hard for me to hang in there. I'm wondering if I should just read the sequels instead of listen to them, because of this.
Bobby should be Keanu Reeves. Main character should be someone like Shia LeBouf. His girl friend needs to be someone like Michaela Conlin (Angie from Bones TV Show).
Good story, if-fy narration, will probably read the other books rather than listen to them.
Wife, mom of one amazing son, and I have the second best job in the world, working in a bookstore :)
I don't think any Dean Koontz fan could really enjoy this nor anyone else.
The story is so descriptive about subjects not related to the story. Dean could of cut out a whole lot of description and added more information pertinent to the storyline. In fact I kept fast forwarding through some parts and didn't really miss anything. I am a huge Koontz fan, and feel bad for being negative but this is not his best work.
I liked Keith's voice, it was deep and smoky sounding, but he lacked emotion in his narration and when he read some characters it was so breathy sounding to the point of being annoying to listen to. I don't think this was the story for his voice. He made the characters fall flat, a narrator with more excitement in their voice might of helped the story.
I would cut about half the story and asked Dean to reach deeper into his imagination. The story had great potential, but the bloated descriptive thoughts and likenesses were so distracting from the story line that i fast forwarded through most of it, not really missing any of the plot line.
For Koontz fans, choose another novel from this great author, maybe save to read this once you've read all his other works. For those who never read Koontz, don't make this your first read. Start with Odd Thomas for something supernatural or Intensity for a horror thriller.
The story is good, solid, and complete. I liked the narration and the plot quite a bit!
I enjoy Dean Koontz books and loved the Odd Thomas and Frankenstein series.
However, and this is a minor thing when considering this book, it didn't leave me wanting to read the next in the series.
I highly recommend Fear Nothing as a stand alone, but I doubt I will read/listen to the next in the series. It is just that good at closing the loops!
I really enjoy Koontz. This book met my expectations as far as the writing and the story. This book just didn't seem to have as much good context or substance quite like so many of his other books.
When it ended, I was surprised. I was expecting the snowman to be moving on to something else or there be more happening.
It's the start of a series and I am sure it will get better. Koontz almost never disappoints. I'm anxious to start the next!
Self-employed autodidact. Recipient of an unconventional education. Be a "Generalist" and never have a dull moment!
If you love Dean's Film Noire/catholic/deeply-weird imagination, with all its gothic atmosphere and dog-centric philosophy, but dislike putting up with seemingly endless clinically detailed sickening descriptions of the interior thoughts and emotions of the criminally insane, then Moonlight Bay is the Koontz-o-sphere for you. I often fail to jive with stories written in the first person, due to the frequency of an egocentric tone and a monotonously monologing point of view that begs the question "when would this type of person ever end up telling/writing their story this way???" But Koontz has succeeded in presenting a main character who is totally believable AS the teller of the story. He also does this in his categorizable book "Innocence". Nick Carraway has company.
Read this and Seize the Night before the third book in the Christopher Snow novel is published. You'll be glad you did!
I appreciate Dean Koontz for his far fetched ideas and ability to craft them into plausible narratives. Not all of his stories click with me, but this one does. Christopher Snow is by far my favorite of his creations, despite the fact his story has been put on the back burner while the author ran with Odd Thomas. No hard feelings, things are fine where he left them and I hope he returns to tell us more when he's ready. However, I digress. This is the first of two books involving Christopher Snow and his life in Moonlight Bay. Written in first person, we are taken into a world of creepiness and cleverness blanketed by the tranquility of a coastal California town with dark secrets. Secrets that Christopher Snow is destined to uncover and in the process, stand to lose all that is dear to him in his isolated life of living with xeroderma pigmentosum. With solid friends and a dog that seems to be more than a dog, he takes us on an unlikely adventure into a night of conspiratorial revelations, lies and betrayals.
I must start of with the disclaimer that I'm a big Dean Koontz fan. This, like many of his other thrillers has a fresh plot and unique characters that you quickly learn to like. For those reasons, this is certainly a book worthy of reading/listening to.
That said, I often found myself listening to the book and thinking that he must be getting paid by the word. MANY MANY pages of the book are dedicated to overly poetic descriptions of scenes, characters, feelings, and the feel of a room. It was so bad that I felt it actually took me out of the book, rather than bringing me into it. Keith Szarabajka did a nice job narrating, but I could almost see him rolling his eyes at some of the flowery descriptions.
Yes. Unique characters and a fresh story concept
yes. (it was made as a series!)
Dean: Get an editor that will tell you when you need to cut things from the book!