I wanted to be surprised, and it was predictable
To certain people, I would.
Yes, I enjoyed him.
It was ok, I don't feel that I wasted my time.
I really was waiting to be surprised. It's one of Koontz's traits, to give enough information to know that something is coming, but not exactly what it will be. This book did not quite fullfil in that department, but still, I enjoyed it.
This just might be the scariest book by Koontz that I have read to date; wow!
As always, Koontz delivers on suspense, unique characters, humour, and overall excellent storytelling.
Dean Koontz dives in the world of mystery, paranormal, intrigue. He just goes on and on. There are times I feel a little spooky but must love it to come back and back.
If you like dean koontz, you'll like this book. It kept me interested the whole time, never got too tied up in details to get boring or overlong. I was however disappointed by the end of ther story. It looked to me like dear ol' Dean ran out of ideas. You may find it ironic that I would describe only part of a Koontz book ridiculous, since the whole premise of murderers returning from the dead is kindof ridiculous in itself. But the end just gets wierd. I found myself wondering if this end had mistakenly been tacked onto the story from another book.
good time waster though, Dean is pretty consistently entertaining. And this book is no exception.
This novel is Dean Koontz going through the motions. The story is quite unimaginative and found myself predicting where it would go.
There was certainly not a great deal of tension and I felt as though the characters had been seen in many other similar works.
The narrator did as well as he could with the material but even he sounded disinterested in some places.
There are quite a few other books in the genre that I would recommend ahead of this one.
Excellent read, one of his best in years
I always enjoy looking/listening for several Koontz tale-tells that he places in his books. It is like a literary Koontz scavenger hunt. 1-golden retreiver 2-special needs person/child 3-mercury/sodium vapor lights 4-outside smelling of ozone and my favorite 5-bouganvillea. Sometimes all 5 make the book and in others only a few hit the pages.
My life again
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Koontz type mystery thrillers. No tells a mystery like Koontz. The revelation deep dark secrets and the overwhelming need to make things right make this book a must listen.The final sacrifice is a WOW!
False Memory - because the mind is a terrible thing to waste. Because the mind can be shaped and molded. But mostly because only the mind really knows these things could happen in real life - given the opportunity.
My favorite scene was when after being possessed by Blackwood, the guy goes to visit his sister and her family. She does not know Blackwood is on board but she knows her brother is an abusive, violent man. Without question she shoots him after seeing him attack her husband.The pace of the book from this point forward picks up and takes on new heights of SUPER NATURAL!
Dean Koontz Rocks the House!!!
Yes. Anyone who had read a Koontz book would enjoy this.
There was alot of suspense and it was a great supernatural story
Steven Weber is one of my favorite narrators. He can sound like a whole cast all on his own!
I made me sit on the edge of my sit. I had to listen to it all at once. I went through my day listening in my car, then into work, then in my car, then at home. Went to sleep pretty late that night.
I used to read Dean Koontz books when he wrote one word title books. They all started to have the same thread in them and I couldn't remember which one word title went with which book. I'm glad I decided to give this one a try. It was a good old fashion supernatural suspense story.
Nothing that's apparent to me ....
His performance was acceptable, it's what he had to "work with' that lacked!!
No one stands out, therefore I indict them all.
I've been an Audible listener for 10 years and this is the first review I've ever written ..... only once before have I been over whelmed with negative feelings about a book, but this one took-the-cake! I've been a Koontz listener for a long time and 'may' still pick one of his books in the future, but NOT without doing a 'listen-preview'. I stopped listening during chapter 12, 2hrs 15min (my bad), then deleted it.
In a few words, started excruciatingly slow, to much minutiae and unnecessary (filler) detail, with a disjointed story-line and no apparent direction.