The basic plot of the story is interesting but it's written as if being paid by the word. I found myself fast forwarding frequently – especially toward the end of the book. At times, some of the exact words were repeated and events described again as if it were written as a serial. A lot of the time is spent espousing the author's beliefs and philosophy. While that may have been interesting the first or even the second time, by the 30th or 40th it was really old. I like a lot of Dean Koontz's books, but this is definitely not one of his better ones
I never write reviews. But after this book, I couldn't resist. This is the best of the best of Koontz novels. If you don't absolutely fall in love with Barty and Angel, then you have no heart. So many times I laughed out loud and then cried "No!!" out loud as well. The characters are so easy to fall in love with and so easy to loathe the villain. But in the end, it is so worth all of it.
if you're happy and you know it....
As much as I'm a fan of his novels, this one in certain spots was too lengthy- even for him. The detail in which he continually references Cane's author/mentor Cesar Zid became downright laborious. While Stephan Lang is an excellent narrator, even his voice could not keep those parts from being insufferable.
My work prevents me from sitting and reading a good book, but Audible gave me that back!
This was the first time that a book actually made me cry in the end! I'm still astounded how Mr. Koontz was able to weave and connect so many characters so beautifully. I have read so many of his books that this subject matter and presentation came out of left field for me. LOVED IT and highly recommend. The narrator was fantastic as well!
It has several great plot lines and characters that are fun to get to know. And the windows into quantum physics are very well done.
Enoch Caine, the villain is such a narcissistic little dweeb. SPOILER: I just love that he gets punishments throughout the book. He is so deserving of whatever he gets.
Lang is a marvelous reader. I hope he does more Koontz novels.
Another SPOILER: I lose it every time I hear the last words spoken at the car crash, and I Really get choked up with the unexpected, lunch counter meeting with the (Famous) doctor. I won't spoil it, but it is very moving.
Marvelous story. Listen to it about once a year.
If you are a fan of Koontz's more action packed thrillers, this may not be the one for you, but if you want to read a story of wonder and discovery, this is.
I read this book several years ago, and it still is my favorite Dean Koontz novel. I recently listened to it, and I love it all over again. So much fun reliving a novel in audio form. #Bartholomew
this was the first Koontz audios i had ever listened to years ago. I keep coming back to it. very enthralling- each and every time I am completely captivated!