I have listened to this book far too many times. used to own it on tape, this rendition is just as good. Not a huge Koontz fan, but this book and Fear Nothing are my favorites. The narrator is great, and while the stories are a bit contrived and power fantasyish with a border line Mary Sue main character, the stories are enjoyable. Good action with wonderful character interaction, and just a touch of Lovecraftian Horror.
This two-part series is my absolute favorite of any book ever from any author ever. And in the audio, best reader ever. He's perfect. Dean Koontz is a genius. Would love to see a part three.
These two books on Chris Snow, true or not are wonderful. I would like to know if there will be another book or and ending book? Don't just leave us us hanging. They are wonderful books, and your writing is outstanding. Thank you
The characterizations are wonderful, the story is interesting, and there is plenty of levity for what is a somewhat gritty story
The twists and turns... things I didn't see coming made it really engaging
No holds barred
It started out fast, hit a lull, then scorched through to the end... hard to put down once the lull was over
Read the first book first, so you have more background. :)
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!
Narrator is monotone... but not bad, just boring. The first 10-15 minutes are great. Then Dean starts to write about a troupe of monkeys roaming the street for 30 minutes. When that finally ended I had hopes that he would return to an interesting plot. Then he starts writing about a flock of birds for over another 10 minutes. Every second line is some inane metaphor more boring than the pack of monkeys.
Horrible is not a strong enough word for this pile of letter vomit.
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 .