I compare everything to Lightning. In my opinion Koontz has never really matched it. I did feel that Koontz did very well with helping me to care about the characters even though there were many of them. I didn't care so much that I wanted to kill him when some good person died though. A very good balance there.
I hated the villain. I just about returned the book in the first few chapters. I really don't like getting into people's heads when they are cesspools. I don't know why I don't have a problem with Nazi's so much. Well, for one thing, their brand of psychotic was not as warped as Nazi's could be. Sure, they murdered without compunction and detested all races but their own...but they were understated villains and that was just fine with me. I hung in there and got past the point where I felt I could return the book in good conscience really.
I don't like how the book synopsis makes Barty out to be the hero. He isn't and you wait until the end of the book to find that out. It is a ensemble and he is a good part of it, but he is the unused Queen piece, really. I feel that it is fine this way, the only issue is the ad for what I will find in the book.
I don't WANT the reader to bring anything to the story. I want the reader to stay out of the way!!! I want the reader to bring me the black and white type on the pages and let my imagination take over. Lang does this! The voices that he used were mostly unobtrusive. His voice was droning making me drop him into the mental background and bring the story out in the screen of my consciousness. I was irritated with his voice of Bartholomew though. I'm sure that a child prodigy doesn't sound like a hair lip. Angel, the girl of the same age, didn't sound like a hair lip so why did Bart? Any way you look at it it didn't make sense and was obtrusive. However, that was really the only big mistake Lang made.
No. Koontz has yet to have any movies that are really any good. His books are better. Well, Sole Survivor was so so. Book better, of course.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
The story was a classic Koontz except this time he just didn't get the ball over the finish line. After investing the time, it didn't deliver.
A complete rewrite the the ennding is in order. Felt like he was under a deadline to finish instead of a finish to the plot.
Koontz does it again! This is a journey all should take! Loved every minute of it! The unwavering strength of the human spirit shines in this novel!
I was disappointed with this book. I found the book so long that I grew bored and just wanted it to end. The reader did not have alot of expressions in his voice but I truly think it was the book.
The one and only koontz book I've read was phantoms. after that i looked up other books by this author. very sad to say i found this one. first off use your TWO credits at your own risk. this book was so boring. I kept waiting and waiting for it to pick up. never happened. The narrarator was decent given what he had to work with. I dont understand koontz's demand that this book go for 2 credits. All i can think is he must be full of himself. I've read Dr. Suess books more appealing than this. Lame story, lame writing, lame lame lame. Save your credits and your time.
I'm an illustrator/concept artist currently living about an hour away from town via public transport. During these times, audiobooks, radioplays and podcasts are my best friends.
Koontz really has a way of catching your attention with the unpredictable nature of this book. I love how everything just all ties together. I love the moment when the words of the title make their appearance of this book. It's science fiction as much as it is faith.
This seems to be a book thrown together from ideas author had for more than one story for which he was searching for endings. A significant amount of the book is spent building up characters and plot. However, the ending is almost abrupt as if the buildup to climax was edited out.
OK, I have to admit I'm not even finished listening to this book yet. Only on Chapter 28 but just had to write a review.I can not put my MP3 player down! The beginning starts off just a little slow but just when you think that this will be a little boring - BAM all heck breaks loose! Koontz continues to lull you in with one twist and then another.Charactors are constantly being added and you wonder what they have to do with anything - but the DO. If the rest of the book is anything like these few chapters I have listened too, "From the Corner of His Eye" will be one of my all time favorite books I have ever read! I can't wait to finish it.The reader is EXCELLENT which only adds to the thrill of this book. I'll write again when i am done. It is a must read so far!
I loved this story and couldn't wait to get in my car to drive to work so I could hear more! it brought back fond memories of my childhood and reminded me that often children are so very wise.
This book was a moving,exciting web woven very well by Koontz. The addition of characters seems to be never ending and yet they become part of the fabric very easily. The poetic quality is excellent. Loved it.