I am an avid Koontz fan, but the narrator did not fit the book. He sounded cheesy, mispronounced words, and his southern accent was embarrassing.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
Watchers is classic Koontz with my favorite formula; A flawed (human) hero, strong family relationships, unusual situations, and a great dog. This was excellent in all of these dimensions. I found the narration superior. This was a fun story with pleasant characters, a cool dog, and a nice female. I have read and listened to a lot of Koontz and this is in my top 10 Koontz.
The Government has bred 2 animals for strength, speed, intelligence and the need to kill one another. A single girl is being stalked by a nasty repairman who duplicates the key to her house. A man is going for a walk thru the woods and is stopped by a dog with unusually high mentality. The 3 meet, join together, and try to outrun the other creature who always seems to find them. Kept me up reading. Beginning was a little slow til they get the stalker out of the way.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 12-year-old daughter.
I thought the characters were well developed although some of their development was about as well contrived as the plot. Government engages in questionable R&D, prototypes escape and havoc is wreaked. My favorite character was Vince the hit man, who was one sick puppy, no pun intended. Enjoyed listening to a story that was written more than 20 years ago where the characters depended on items like pay phones which pretty much have disappeared. A cut above average with average narration.
It took Jim Butcher, James Marsters, and a wonderful woman named Jennie to get me to try this book. I was incredible. Mr. Charles had me forgetting that only one person was reading. Great job. Thank you Mr. Koontz
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
The "dog" was my most favorite character. If it were only "true!" Speaking from a dog LOVERS point of view!!!!!!!!!!!
Kneel Before Zod!!
I love the relationship between all the characters, and the originality of the story.
The quality at times of the audio really effects the flow of the story.
More than man's best friend.
I've read some of the reviews, which are against the narrator, and the problem is really they way it was recorded.
Engrossing story with a great dog.
The dog and the devotion he receives from his "owners."
If I could change one thing about this book, it would be to tone down the violence some. I think the assassin character wasn't that necessary to the story. That's why I didn't give it 5 stars.
Having said that, I should point out that my wife, who does not like violence, loves this book and this reading of the book.
It would sure be nice to see a good mini-series made from The Watchers. All the previous attempts have been really bad.
There is nothing better than a good book!
What an awesome story- drama, suspense, humor, love, and.... a genius golden retriever!!!! This is a definite download!