I would have given this book more stars but the ending was a bit poor considering the amount of time dedicated to the antagonist throughout the story. That was a let down. Excellent narrator by the way.
Being unabridged, it's a bit long but entertaining all the way. This is Koontz at his best, interweaving characters' lives & bringing out a true life lesson even though the book is fiction. He also provokes you to think, "What else is out there?"
I love everything about this audio book! The story is excellent, Koontz' ability to give you insight into the mind of a nut-job killer is eerie and the other characters are just as strong, there aren't many true secondary characters in this one! And I think you'd be really hard pressed to find a better reader than Stephen Lang. I have had so many disappointments in performance on many of my acquired audio books since joining audible that it's exceptional when you find that one glass slipper and Lang is definitely that for this story.
Most memorable?? That's a really hard questions as the entire story is so good but I do always get a kick out of Neddy licking Junior in the dumpster, makes me laugh every time I read it.
EVERYTHING!!! He gives every character a distinct voice and none of his voices sound odd for the characters if you know what I mean. No ridiculous falsettos or harsh trying to hard voices.
Yes, all of the above. Koontz definitely has the ability to make his stories come to life if this one book is any indication of his talent.
I love a great story.
Captivating. Wonderful mix of reality and fantasy. Caracters names were original and telling.
Loved every word. performance was superior
Dean Koontz is a good writer and I Ioved his Odd Tomas series. BUT this book is the pits. There is no story. The Protagonist willfully murders his wife in the first few pages. Then he gets lost in a sea of lies and deception. It is Not worth reading.
This is, by and large, my most favorite Koontz book he's ever written. I own every version of it: hardback, paperback, kindle, and now audiobook. The story is breathtakingly surreal and full of raw emotion. One minute I'm laughing at the wonderful silliness of the conversations between the prodigious children and the adults, the next I'm near to tears with sadness. Rarely am I taken in such a way. But this book does it every time. As for Mr. Lang, I have enjoyed many a film of his and looked forward to his reading. He did not disappoint. He excellently captured the nuance of every character in the story and gave it even more life. I'm very happy I bought this version of this wonderful story.