The biggest challenge of this book is trying to recall who is who. The book is laden with characters and I found myself often having to restart chapters and try to figure out who was being discussed. This definitely impacted the overall enjoyment of a fairly good story.
I've listened to a lot of Koontz novels but this one seems to lack all the fine tuned suspense that I enjoy in Koontz. It ought to be chilling but it is rather boring and long winded instead. The characters aren't really interesting and I never felt engaged in their story or their struggle. Really it is a weak story with few plot twists and little excitement. The performance is fine but overall I felt bored more than entertained or thrilled.
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
Creaking noises when I get up in the morning, isn't the bedsprings, it me at, well, middle age...
Yes, I'm a Dean Koontz fan
I just couldn't follow this storyline and later I didn't care.
First time. It compares OK.
I am a fan of Koontz but this book is nothing like his usual effort. All the Odd Thomas books were my favorites but I think I've read all of the author's books and enjoyed most of them. This one doesn't hold my attention and it is an effort to finish it.
I like Koontz and the narration was super. But this was way too much like the final Frankenstein. Koontz could have gotten the story told in a much shorter time.
It could have done half the time
Shadow is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. I love Peter Berkrot's narration.
When Iris connected with Winnie.
He is very pleasant to listen to. He brings life and uniqueness to the characters by changing his voice and adding emotion.
I'll have to think about it.
Created a plot that wasn't stultifyingly boring.
Given him a better script
Not a one.
I have purchased and either read or listened to everything Koontz has written. I never even bothered to finish this abomination.
I think this may be the first book of Dean Koontz’s that I did not like. There are simply too many characters too follow, and it takes far too long to get going. To be brutally honest, if this wasn’t written by Dean Koontz, I would have stopped listening after the first 3 hours and the story hadn’t gone anywhere yet. However, I did finish the entire book and I thought the ending was fairly good, but I was still very unsatisfied with the story as a whole.