I've not read the print version of this book, but it played out like a proper Dean Koontz story - and I have read many, so I imagine it's a serviceable edition.
Odd Thomas is the best of the series, book two was good two, book three was ok, book four was ordinary and book 5 was getting back up there to original Odd greatness
David Aaron Baker actually sounds like I imagine Odd Thomas would sound - he did a fantastic job of embodying the character.
There were times when I didn't want to stop, but occasionally I find a need a break from some of the more stressful scenes. I remember at one point it was relentless mystery, why this, why that, wtf... Too many questions and very little answers. Nicely resolved though.
Odd Apocalypse has restored my faith in the Odd Thomas series. If it weren't for the other reviews given to this book, I may not have picked the series back up after the disappointment of the fourth book. It was a return to the Dean Koontz form that I know and love.
Amazing job by Dave Aaron Baker as narrator; he is the perfect fit for portraying Odd Thomas. .
And, offf course, Odd's continuing adventures are a must read, and with each book, the level of intensity of what Odd has to go through is raised. What Odd had to face in this book, to me, is by far some of the darkest, worst and horrific situations he has ever been in.
Odd's struggle with coming to terms with his moral decision to be the scourge/executioner, and how he had to deal with the temptation of using the power he gained at the end for his own desires.
Also, I loved how Dean Kootnz describes the horrific scene near the end of the book in regards to the suffering that Odd had to go through, his description of the second death, how wicked men are not satisfied with only killing your body, but your soul as well. His description, through Odd Thomas, of that scene really struck a chord with me.
Yes, all of his performance narrating the Odd Thomas series. He is the perfect person and truly brings the character to life. And he remains incredible in this latest book just like in the other Odd Thomas books.
Odd's witty personality had me laughing throughout the book, how he overcame the most horrific things he had to deal with with his comical outlook .
And I got a little emotion towards the end of the book, which I felt, put Odd in some of the darknest moments in the series thus far, and how he had to endure it and keep going.
I love the Odd Thomas series, which in my opinion, are Dean Kootnz's best books.
The story was enjoyable but not as exciting as the other Odd Thomas books.
The Eye of the Dragon - Stephen King
Not my favorite of the series
Seriously considering giving up Dean Koontz for this atrocity that has been inflicted upon the world.
Stupid,stupid, stupid.... Why mess with an awesome character that can see ghosts that cannot talk by adding hokey time travel and mutant pigs from the future!!!! Boring for the entire first half of the book. And the second half, i waited to see how bad it got and was rewarded. Anna Marie character was useless and ignored completey by Odd and all the evil for the 95% of the book. Absurd!
Absolutely, positively not one redeeming quality. If you skip this book and go straight to the next you won't have missed a thing or be lost.
Absolutely hated it. What a waste of a wonderful character.....
Virtually the whole book consists of Odd Thomas wandering from place to place on an estate and discussing his philosophy of life, with a little action mixed in. I have enjoyed the previous Odd Thomas books, but this one is lacking. The reader did what he could with the material, but this one was a job to finish.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This is book four of the Odd Thomas series and it has been too long in coming. Written in the first person narrative style that marks its three predecessors – it does not disappoint. It has the right mix of suspense and conflict with a sprinkling of fantasy/science fiction that is Koontz’s trademark – with a hint of political commentary. Though this book is number four, it stands on its own and you can read it without fear of being lost although it does give away things in earlier novels. Odd Thomas, himself, you cannot help but like and there are moments in this book that you laugh out loud and usually don’t see them coming. This book can easily be enjoyed by readers of all ages and certainly as early as youth/teen. It also has appeal for the seasoned reader in its descriptions and scenes. I don’t know why it took Koontz so long to bring out this installment, but it’s should be definitely on your list.
The only reason that I gave an overall rating of 4 is because this book, the setting/place, greatly departs from the previous books... I don't say it departs is a bad way, but I'm still thinking it over. Having said that, I'd readily purchase the book again!
If you're an Odd fan - Buy it, read it. Odd is considerably more 'no-nonsense/ruthless' in this novel - which is good to see.
Dean appears to be taking Odd to a new level and it appears from this book that all bets are off as to what that direction could be.
Great job Mr. Koontz, can't wait for the next one!
The point where Odd realizes what is going on
The last scene because I know there will be another.
No, but I eally enjoyed the book as I have all of the Odd books, I cant wait for the next one, please hurry Dean.
Excelent book the Odd Thomas book are my favorite Koontz books and I am propetualy waiting for the next Odd adventures. I found myself disapointed at the end not because of the story but because it was over, and I so wanted to continue on with Odd's story.
I know the author shouold always leave us wanting more but I would have no problem listening to 30 or even 40hrs of an Odd story.
Odd is a bit hard to believe - lucky this is fiction. Okay the story gets way crazy early and stays there. I feel that the pinnacle of this series was Brother Odd. Oh well.