Pretty good story and characters. Especially the first time through. Some stories I listen to several times but wouldn't count this among them. My best advice is don't buy this one if you a book critic(villian) but seek it out if you are a writer(hero).
I'm an illustrator/concept artist currently living about an hour away from town via public transport. During these times, audiobooks, radioplays and podcasts are my best friends.
Having read a few of the earlier reviews I was excited about listening to this so perhaps I had higher expectations of this book from the start. I felt it was a little bit far fetched, particularly the second part of this book. It builds up towards an enormous climax and sets up the story to have a massive ending but it ends so soon. I found myself saying, "Is that it? No, it can't be..." My favourites of Koontz are 'Lightning' and 'By the Light of the Moon' and I guess I was expecting something like those masterpieces of thriller/suspense. This was a bit of a disappointment but Koontz is still amongst my favourite authors and I will read/listen to more of his books.
Mr. Koontz has stretched fictional "Reality" beyond resonable limits with this - Phoned In - novel. Most of his stories are very enjoyable, but....only 2 reasons I finished this one - Traffic in Los Angeles and No refunds from Audible.com
I hate to be that direct, but the entire premise, characters, plot, ending are all stupid. The only reason I gave it 1 star is that it was short, the narrator did a good job, and really the dialog between husband, wife, and son was good. This book never did catch fire though. I never felt any urgency or sense of pending doom. In my opinion anyway, do not waste a credit on this book.
philosophies with no explanation. Cubby's wife and kid were all too perfect for their roles.
All this aside, it's a good book. Koontz seldom misses the mark. I love the dogs in his books and the fact that he treats the with the respect that they deserve.
I'd wait for it to go into the bargain bin if I had it to do over but I'd still read it.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
What a great listen from begining to end.
I agree with Gary's review. I found the dialog unbelievable and the monologues of the author tedious. The descriptions of the murders were graphic and disturbing (I would not recommend this book for children). I have read much better books by Mr. Koontz that I found both enteraining and believable (even when he was writing about time travelers - I found the dialog and characters to be more believable than those in this book.) Sorry to say, not my favorite.
Dean Koontz has written some masterpieces but this isn't one of them. There's much movement and action but little in the way of depth. If you're new to Koontz, don't judge him by this effort - go back and listen to Lightning, Strangers, the Bad Place and Watchers.