This book is great for the hyperactive. It will bore them into a coma
Will wait for a review from other listeners.
As the reader progressed in the story I could pick up his boredom with the story. Just a bad performance.
If I were the editor and Mr Koontz I would buy every print copy of 77 Shadow St and have them recycled into a better purpose. Toilet Paper
Character development and Sterotypes are better in a game of Clue than in this book. A complete and total waste.
I have been a fan since his first book. Twilight Eyes in particular is excellent and I am pleased it is now on Audible. This book is so bad I find it hard to believe a writer of his calibre would risk his reputation ... Dean, do you have no shame ... do you need a buck. Boringly simular to many plotlines of haunted homes and houses, not an original concept in it.
I love audible books. I can paint, run errands and clean my house while listening to a book. The best.
A better story. It was all over the place.
Yes, I've loved previous books.
I don't know what happened to the Dean Koontz I've known and loved but this book was boring.
Picked up the pace
Idk who's fault it was but it was boring
I could not finish it! The last few books of his....have been awful. I used to love his books....not anymore. I wish he would return to his old writing style. I loved False Memory, Chris Snow books, and even Strangers.
I don't like the way he writes the children roles.
An editor with guts to cut and completely retool. One of the worst I have read by a mainstream, respected writer. This is a real shame as it starts out with promise. For the first few chapters you think you are finally going to read a good, chilling horror story about the residents of a high rise apartment block. To begin with, the characters are introduced in a way that you start to know and care for them and time is taken to set up a real spooky atmosphere that slowly builds. Then, after a lot of padding, we descend into the sci-fi and fantasy category and it's a real mess. Here, yet another horror writer fights against the fact he does write horror and tries to mix one terrible cliché of bubbling, spewing, mutated creatures from one silly genre into the next. The story, all told over the period of a few hours, is one
Performance was fine and only inhibited by the material he had to read.
85% of them. Character development comes to a full stop as more and more people are introduced all the way through, leading to a melting pot of one dimensional bores. Some live, some die, you won't care.
This book could've been amazing, instead it's just another one of those promising chilling stories that turns out to be government conspiracy/ alien invasion, etc (that's an example, no spoiler there). Dean ties up the ending in a pretty bow, telling you from a mile off what he is about to do so as to kill any suspense you may be bothered to have left. This book, like his last, shows signs of lesser horror writers like John Saul than it does Koontz or King, and is another reason why people dismiss the horror genre as pulp.
I am a Dean Koontz fan that was disappointed by his latest novel. 77 Shadow Street was the worst Dean Koontz book I've listened too and my library has at least 10 books in it plus I have 10 more on CD. My question is: What's happened to the Dean Koontz fans know and love?
The book was choppy at best. I kept asking myself
not for me
I quit reading this book twice. It is not up to Koontz's standard. I wonder if he really wrote it. If this is the first Koontz book you have read give eariler books a try.
I really enjoy a good 'Mystery/Thriller' but the narrator can cause me, at times, to not listen to what might have been a really good story.
I am determined to finish this, only because I wasted a whole credit on it. I usually enjoy Dean Koontz, but this book is abysmal! It is not suspenseful, exciting or anything else. Just a 'bunch' of supposedly scary 'things' thrown together in a supposedly scary situation. Do not waste your credit on this book. One of his worst!!
after listening for an hour I knew I made a mistake with this one...forced myself to finish part one and i couldnt tell you anything that happened...dont make the same mistake and waste your credit on this one