Very entertaining book. Odd Thomas is quite an interesting fellow and his dry wit will keep you chuckling to your self throughout the book. Odd has an ability to make one smile even when death is emminent. Will read more of this Odd fellow. My first Odd novel and look foward to more of the same.
thoroughly enjoyed it, couldn't stop listening, very much the style the his (Koontz) best books represent. Recommended reading for all Dean Koontz fans.
Now, I'm not normally a Dean Koontz fan, but his character "Odd Thomas" makes for a really enjoyable experience. This second installment in the series was a Win/Lose situation. While i enjoyed the book completely, it had less to do with the mediocre plot line and more with the wonderful job Koontz does fleshing out his protagonists' "Odd" views. The humour, modesty and introspection presented by Odd Thomas keeps the pages turning so to speak.
Having said that, one could easily skip from the first book in the series straight to the third, bypassing this book completely and not even realize it was missed. Much of the deeper plot elements setup in the first volume were almost ignored in the second. The series begs for a deeper message.
Personally, i found that the book was worth the time because I enjoy both the character of Odd Thomas, and the excellent performance by David Aaron Baker the narator. His portrayal of the characters unique verbal apathy hits the nail on the head.
I love the Odd Thomas character. Koontz is one of the greatest writers of our time, unsung occasionally, however, his talents are clear. Odd Thomas is no exception, and I am glad he has created, what I hope, will be a character for a long time to come.
...Not nearly as good as the first book. I love the Odd Thomas character and that holds true through this book. The plot in this one just didn't hold me like it did in the first.
While I like "Odd Thomas" better, this was a pretty good listen. Odd is a great character, in a book (well,mostly) full of great characters. The main baddy is completely over-the-top, but this is almost ok, given the ironic nature a of the narrative.
A great listen...good narration/characterization by the presenter.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
I liked this follow up book to Odd Thomas. This is a great story. The only thing I do not like is how this narrator vocalizes some of the female characters. But the rest of the story is so good that I got over it. Great horror story.
The character development of such a simple person in an extremely super natural world is wonderful. If you like a good ghost story that brings about a hero, then I would recommend this book to you.
I read Odd Thomas the "old fashioned" way, so I was a little nervous about switching media for the sequel. However, I found the narrator successfully captured Odd's character, at least the one in my head. He also creeped me out with some of the other voices, particularly the antagonist. Fortunately, I think this was the desired intention. The tale was just as bizarre and eerie as the first. I am looking forward to the next Odd story.