Yes this book was a tad slow at times, and a bit more unrealistic than most, but it was just as addicting to listen to as all his others.
I listen to books while doing housework. The more interesting the book, the more housework gets done!
By the time I finished the first half, I couldn't take any more.
This is a book of disasters, one after the other. It is a prime example of what is considered a good modern novel. Things keep getting worse and worse for the hero. I guess at some point it will get so bad that you think he must fail, and then he recoups and wins the day.
Aargh. I can't stand it. I like to see a hero have at least a chance of coming through. And the hero is so likeable and charming.
It is masterfully written, with powerful imagery, and a punch you in the throat plot.
But I'm not going to finish it now. Maybe after a long spell of quieter books I can screw up the courage to come back to it.
I could NOT get past the beging 45 minutes or so. That was before I went camping and everyone left me awake. Captive listener out of bordom. This book was so silly, funny, over the top, and good. I will never look at a clown or high flier without remembering this book and wondering about the happy-v-psycotic idea. I really would love to hear the story of how this book got thought up!!
Weird characters that are totally unbelievable populate this work. They were so nutty that it was impossible to connect with them. The story moves ever so slowly. I didn't even bother to finish it; I just couldn't care about any of these characters.
From start to finish I couldn't stop listening to this book. This was one of the funnest, most engaging books I have listened to. The reader did an excellent job.
I hated this one to end!! It has been years since I have read a Dean Koontz book and I have to give this one 5 stars. I fell in love with the characters and I sure hope he writes a book about Roweena!! I also enjoyed listening because of John Bedford Lloyd. He was great! I drive about 30 miles to and from work each day in terrible traffic and this book made my drive enjoyable. A great mixture of suspence and humor.
While the plot is a little far fetched this book was nonetheless very entertaining. Written to capture your attention from the beginning it draws out many emotions - fear, laughter, sorrow, anger. The reader was wonderful. His many voices and accents created a rather believable set of characters. He made the book even more enjoyable. I would have give this book a five if the plot and action were a little more believable. However, I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Koontz style of suspense.
I'll admit I stopped about halfway through the tale, however, as the days counted on and the story bloomed, I was pleased with the story overall. I would recommend this one in audio format over the written format just for the reader's eerily accurate representation of the antagonist(s).