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!!
Koontz spent the majority of this book just trying to come up with the most vile monsters instead of building the story. the last few chapters were the most interesting aspect of the whole thing
no story development until the end of the book
I did not enjoy M.Berkrot's fake-scary voice
I enjoyed the Odd Thomas series, but I think this will be my last Koontz for quite a while
what the heck?
yes. i have enjoyed his books in the past, particularly the frankenstein series.
the scenes which depicted people conversing OUTside the building. i found the goings on INside the building too confusing!
i have read books in this genre before and i have to say i am not really impressed. i prefer an author to be more plain spoken and not use symbolism and smoke and mirrors to illustrate their point.
at the very end, the announcer says
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
There are a lot of characters in this novel, perhaps too many to develop with the best of Koontz excellence. Most of the characters are developed adequately, some better, some worse. This Koontz does not focus on pseudo-family and relationship (and dogs) as much as his best, yet I was more than satisfied. It was a bit difficult to determine the primary characters but those ended up interesting. What I like about Koontz (and not King) are the sentences ??? Koontz has many excellent sentences in this novel. It is not Koontz???s best work, but well above his average (which is pretty good). I like the semi-science and the semi-politics.
Recommend the shorter version for audio. Pretty good story with A LOT of unnecessary description. Hard to follow for a while but comes together to make a fairly good story experience. 17hours was much too much, if your undecided on the length, go shorter.
I am totally mesmerized by anything and everything to do with time travel, so I really liked the premise of this story. I like to think that's Mr Koontz is also a Doctor Who fan based on the Exterminate reference. Nice!
There were a lot of characters to keep up with, and at times I was a little confused. But overall I liked it very much. Very fast paced during the second half of the story which I enjoyed & the narrator did well keeping the suspense level going.
One of the worse Dean Koontz books I have ever read!!!!! I could not wait for the book to finish! It was awful.... Do not even waste your credits on this one!!!