The author assaults you with the internal thinking of Chris at times where quick action is required. I take it that it was meant to build tension, but all it did was make me mad. I already knew that his tormenter was a monkey from earlier dialogue, but he seemed stupid to that fact.
Believe me, if I were one of the characters in this book and knew there as danger that my friend didn't know about, I wouldn't be wasting time with inane descriptions about how I was so upset that I couldn't have children or how the monkey sat there eating a tangerine; I would cut right to the chase and give my conclusions and warnings.
I quit the book because listening to it felt too much like punishment and I had better things to do with my time than waste it by listening and getting madder by the minute.
If this is what passes for good writing, then I will pass on anything more by Koontz.
Had high hopes based on reviews, but this story took too long to get to the point - and not in a suspenseful way. I felt like the plot was very matter-of-fact without the usual twists and turns I expect from Dean Koontz.
I really like both this book and the second one (Seize The Night) and have always wished Koontz had finished the story.... Maybe he will someday.
This is one of Koontz milder tales, but with enough mystery and gore to keep you going. The narrator does a fine job with it, his mellow, soft approach fits the characters.
great book but I really wish there were more books in this series. The plot and characters are compelling and when Orson went missing I couldn't stop listening.
I really liked the story line; however, I got a bit board.in the middle of the book. it quickly got me back when Snow was talking with the Deputy at his house.
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!