Not really. The first novel in this two part series was absolutely phenomenal, one of the best works of literature I've ever read. Not just a "horror story" or a "mystery", but truly great literature, up there with the very best of Stephen King (i.e. Hearts in Atlantis) or even older greats like Fitzgerald. This book, however, is just a typical crappy kinda-horror story.
It should have lived up to the first story or never been written.
Wasn't really a great scene.
Not a chance. Even reading it was a mistake. Kind of the literary equivalent of Highlander 2, or the Matrix sequels, or the Star Wars Prequels: A work so bad it damages the enjoyment of the earlier works.
Rumor has it that Dean wasn't happy with this novel either, and that he's waiting to finish it with a third when he can really do it justice. I hope so!
Maybe in the future. It was a really good book.
I loved the time travel aspect. I was wondering what would happen next at every turn.
He didn't talk too low, I hate having to turn the volume up really loud to hear the narrator over road noise.
I found myself sitting in my garage not wanting to get out of my truck after my commute.
The plot was not jaw-dropping, but the writing was what I always expect, and get, from Mr. Koontz.
The story line was fine, but the writing brings the reader into the extra-ordinary world of the characters, defining the world of the paranormal in the readers mind like Koontz and a few others do so well. Good read.
Keith Szarabajka " voice on "Christopher Snow" Character .was spot on.
The Atmosphere and uncertainty was crafted so good , i felt as if i was on a Journey with "Christopher Snow" and all the elements that came his way i felt it .
The Monkey Scene , cause "Mr Snow" Character shows sympathy for them in a way and their unfortunate faith .
at the very end , but am not gonna spoil it .
Dean Koontz" created such an interesting "Character" Christopher Snow is one of the Koontz best .
I would absolutely recommend this book. It's a wonderful tale. Koontz brings you into a world that could be, and sends you through the mind and heart of a true hero.
I wouldn't say on the edge of my seat, but it most certainly kept my interest. My concern for the characters felt real. I found myself in my truck, telling the characters to watch out.
His tone of voice really fits the character. At least my vision of him. He's very low key with a big heart, and Keith brings it out for you to identify with Chris.
Yes, definitely. Rarely do I wish my commute were longer, but, this was one of those times.
I love the Easter Eggs. I read the Odd Thomas series before this, and now I'm waiting for Oddy and Chris to meet.
Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.
Dean Koonz writes horror novels. Some reviewers have indicated this story is a sci fi story. It isn’t. There are some interesting sci fi ideas and scenarios described in the story, but nothing is made of them except horror. Think “Freddie” from another dimension or another time or another something. No effort is made to portray the sci fi ideas realistically. They just happen, like magic. How can this be? “Paradox,” we’re told. Mongo Jerry thought this was crap. Mongo Jerry is correct. As far as the reader is concerned, he has a nice voice and inflects well, but he reads each sentence too fast. He pauses well between sentences, but reads each sentence so quickly he sometimes slurs his words, especially during exciting narratives. Get ready to slew back to re-listen to what the reader just said to make sure you got it – especially when things get really exciting. That is the very last thing you want to do during exciting scenes. The book is worth the price but don’t be mislead: Dean Koonz writes horror novels.
I love to read a well written book! Audible has made my life ever better by having process that allows me to enjoy a good book on the road!
I never get tired of Dean what a great read can't put it down again
I have listened to this book several times. One of my all time favorites!
If you like other Dean Koontz books, you'll really like it. It has the scary fantasy aspect that Stephen King's "It" has.
When Christopher Snow is investigating the empty base housing.
No, I didn't want it to end!
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
This is the second of a projected "Chris Snow..guy who can only come out at night due to a rare disease and who's best friend is a dog" as protagonist trilogy of books-the third never has appeared and it's not a surprise. Koontz never decided which of all the plots he has incorporated here to actually hone in on.
The two books are so overly involved and contrived..something Koontz does a lot of course, but these are extreme IMO.There are so many plots and sub plots I can't begin to form a brief synopsis other than: Snow is a bland protagonist who wanders the night looking for a plot(..no I don't mean to say that really...) with his dog discovering mysterious creatures and mutant monkeys also wandering the night. He breaks into a former Army base looking for lost records and trying to figure out the actual cause of his parents death. And he must be home by dawn or he will be burned to a crisp.
His dog, is, of course, the real hero..isn't it always that way in Koontz's books?
Even if there were a third book to follow these two, I wouldn't get it..these books are for those who absolutely LOVE Dean Koontz and have no critiques of his work. I like much of his writing but these were not amongst his best at all. If you love twisty turning convoluted plotting that never quite gets to a point, you'll enjoy these two books.
So I gave it 3 stars...not terrible but not the best he ever wrote.
Keith Szarabaijka is a great narrator..I'll look for more of his work.
I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.
Following the bizarre events of Fear Nothing, CHris Snow and friends must now live with the catastrophic effects of the secret experiments conducted deep underground in a now abandoned military base outside their town of Moonlight Bay. Animals with enhanced intelligence and a bitter hatred of humanity, and a retrovirus capable of transferring genetic material between species with often devastating psychological effects. Even the kindest citizens of this small, seemingly peaceful town now harbor a darker side to their nature that none would expect and that, for now, only shows itself when the sun goes down, but which may consume them at all hours before long.
It began when Chris Snow and his dog Orson were out cruising the streets on his bike. Passing by the home of Lily Wing, a former sweetheart, Chris learns that her young son Jimmy was snatched from his bedroom while Lily watched TV. With Orson as his guide, Chris sets off in search of the boy, knowing full well tat the corrupt police force in Moonlight Bay will stop at nothing to conceal even the most unspeakable crimes in order to keep quiet the truth of the catastrophic experiments that were conducted here. Things get more complicated when Orson also goes missing. After narrowly escaping a homicidal troop of Rhesus monkeys, Chris enlists the help of his best friend Bobby Halloway, a self-proclaimed sslacker and bigtime surfer who lives for the beach. Also allied with Chris is his girlfriend, DJ Sasha Goodawl. Will Chris find Jimmy and Orson in time? Will the powers that be even let them?
Yet another excellent Koontz tale. And as I said I can't wait until the long-promised tird installment is released. and I hope Keith Szarabajka narrates it since he does an excellent job with this story and its prequel.