I have been listening to audible books for many years and this is truly one of the best. It is a blend of suspense, crime, and the ultimate goodness and humanity that we look for in the world. I know it sounds corny, but it works. Koontz brings the reader to a point of absolutely caring for the characters, and reacting to their times of tragedy and happiness as if they were family members. I was crying while driving at times during this outstanding book.
I spend about four hours per day on the road. Audio books make my commute go by much faster and make it somewhat enjoyable.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend two credits on one audio book, but I'm glad that I decided to go for it. The narrator did a fantastic job.
I have listened to audio books in my car for years. Rarely do I find a book and narrator so compelling that I HAVE to continue it inside. I am a fan of Koontz but this is definitely his best. I could not "put it down".
The book has a dragged out pathetic ending. I recommend the reader stop listening when Jr. meets his just rewards. Too bad because the book is funny after a bit of a slow start. I enjoyed most of the book but it starts to drag at chapter 78 – about 5/6 of the way through. The finish is not worth the pain of getting there. Stop short and you’ll be happier.
I like books that have interesting characters and easy to follow plots. For example, Cormoran Strike, is a great character for me.
The book started out with an excellent beginning. The man who turned out to be the villain was a great villain and was really the only interesting character in the book. All of the others were so sweet and perfect that I thought I was drowning in caramel. Every character was soooo perfect and soooo kind and soooo understanding and soooo giving. I wanted to puke. And all those Biblical names, Bartholomew, Cain, Angel. Come on, get a little more creative, Dean. The premise of the book and what kept a reader hanging was so impotent, a little boy who loses his sight at three to cancer and then regains it at thirteen, that I had to think of the poem that ended "not with a bang but with a whimper". The demise of the villain was so weak that I had to rewind and listen again thinking that perhaps I had fallen asleep and missed something. This villain deserved a better ending. Koontz should read some James Lee Burke if he wants to write good descriptive text. The attempt to weave in quantum physics with the plot was so feeble that its inclusion was laughable.
Perception is everything--turn picture 1/4 to the right to see the sweet reality.
This book takes a little while to get into, as the author sets the stage by introducing all the characters- which is necessary to bring the story lines all together - well worth it!! Not one to miss!!
This book was a delight to read. The well drawn characters and touching scenes contrast starkly with the self-deluded psychopath of Enoch Caine. So many characters that will be remembered long after I finish the book make me not want to finish it, for fear of losing them. At the same time, I can't wait to see what happens. Highly recommended.
From the Corner of His Eye is a book that I recommend to any and all. If you want Dean Koontz at his best order this book, you will not be disappointed!
I've listened to a number of Dean Koontz audio books and loved them -- especially the Brother Odd series -- but this one beats them all. It starts a bit dry but man does it develop. He is one of our great writers whose success probably undermines the level at which he should be judged.
love the way koontz introduces characters then brings them together at some junction within their experiences and shows how choice affects experience and reality as we perceive it.
always on edge to discover how the characters are related to the central plot
Koontz's attention to and description of even the most minute detail provide clues to what has yet to be told.
enjoyed Lang's voice reading. tone and inflection kept the interest level. he seemed able to bring an ethereal quality to his reading when appropriate and childlike wonder when character demanded. when reading what might under other readers be tiresome, Lang is able to convey a "future importance" to some details through sound
where perception and reality intersect
i am aware that there are those who dislike the minute detail presented by this author but i appreciate the very detailed descriptions. i can close my eyes as i listen and see his characters and story in detail and color.