I have read a BUNCH of Koontz books. I am always shocked that he can come up with SO MANY ideas for stories! But they all differ from one another in wonderful ways. This book was much more fun and fanciful than some of his others.
Koontz has a way of making his Dark, DARK, and his Light, LIGHT. In this one, I didn't feel the Dark characters were quite as bad as in other books.
The narrator did a great job. I love when a male narrator does female voices in such a subtle ways that I always picture a woman. You could almost sense that the narrator enjoyed the story as much as I did!
I've noticed he enjoys using dogs as characters in his stories a few times. If it would be all the time, I think it would bother me. But this was fun.
I think what I like is that Koontz always redeems hope out of horror.
Life is often that way.
Intense, interesting, good
It is coming with one purpose, to kill, and nothing will stop it.
I've read the print version 3 or 4 times. This is in my opinion one of the best novels by Dean Koontz. It was great experiencing it again in a new way. The narrator was quite good. Although this book is so old it's WAY pre cellphone, pre Internet, complete with KBG and Soviets! And with all that its a timely story, the underlying theme of whether we should do something just because we've figured out how to. Can or should man play God?
I was told this was a great book, but I just can't stand the narrator...he doesn't give you a range of voices for the different characters and it's just too forced...
It's never too late to live happily ever after!
I read Watchers years ago, and I've re-read it every few years. I love this book -- the speculative fiction aspect, the mystery of it, the damaged characters who, through the power of love, rise above their pasts and fiercely protect each other, and Einstein. Everyone in the world who loves dogs wants a dog like Einstein.
This book has it all -- science fiction, mystery, suspense, and love -- and the narrator J. Charles ably brings his skill and talent to this story.
Great story. Great narrator.
I would definitely recommend this!
Unlike any other story I have read recently.
The narration fit the story perfectly.
Einstein the dog. How amazing to be able to communicate with a dog like that!
A must read.
This a good dog lovers story. I will never look at a Golden Retriever in the same way again.
The ending was good.
He lets me walk while he reads to me. He's good, does a fine job.
I always laugh and/cry as needed.
Good read most should enjoy it, especially if you're a dog lover.
Nothing sort of re-writing this fiasco.
Different narrator, at least!
Yes. The realization that Dean Koonts can't write crappy books,
and some narrator can induce suicide.
This is the Worst Narrator I ever had the misfortune to listen to.
Loved the story, but the narrator pronounced many words strangely. Los Angeleeeez, know-an. It was pretty annoying, but I loved the story. Great suspense thriller for dog lovers.
Intense, inviting and inspired!
Watchers kept me in suspense from the first chapter trying to understand where the story was going to the end when I was disappointed it was done.