Intriguing and inspiring
Dean Koontz is one of the most creative in both storying telling and literary style of any author I have read.
I love the Odd Thomas series and I think the narrator is great. This story was not my favorite in the series though and I can't quite put my finger on why. I just didn't seem as tight a story as the others, as if sections were missing, Nothing that hindered understanding the story but more explanation and depth to the characters, particularly with the woman character. Maybe she'll be a recurring character and be given more depth in future books.
Cursed with a fantastic original Odd Thomas, only to have the other Odd series nailed to the bullet riddled comparison wall. Damn this wall,, damn it all to hell ! Well I suppose, on this specificon, of the series, I'd have to give Odd Apocalypse a possible listen too, when there isn't much else to howlabaloo about. It's not a total waste of time, and at times perhaps engrossing. And although there is an abundance of unnecassary horrible and gory details, along with some extended scene stretching, both which carry about 15% of the books contents, the main story is still mostly about the lovable Odd Thomas. Apocalypse does seem to make the listener believe that Mr. Koonz is now at odds with Odd. Seem to get the impression that Mr. Koonz, is mad and/or bored of having to write about the Odd series. Reluctently typing away another damn Odd story ! Perhaps, if I can say this in some kindness. It is perhaps like..., So you really want another freaking Odd story, ok, fine! I'll give you one. So now, you got what you want, here it is, I hope you on choke it. Nonetheless,with that said, I've enjoyed Mr Koonz books for years. And look forward to listening to other Koontz legends. Is it possible to write a book as well as Mr Koontz writes his, and actually have the reader feel some kind of appreciation about life or feel anything at all? Who would want to consume a large meal, only to find that it was plastic, and have no value whatsoever? Perhaps there is a motto for some writers. When you've nothing else to write, just try and scare the shit out of 'em with the most wanten horror you can imagine. There is surely more than enough horror/evil in the real world that tends to reside itself upon us on a continous basis. Then again, I suppose it's no secret, that the worlds greatest writers attempt each in there own way, to reach out to that sum of us abroad desiring to feed us, entertain us or maybe even enlighten us, and we their recepticles listen, while we expirence wonderful etches played upon the soul, somehow believing, if'n it is possible, to escape this worlds reality, if not for, just a little while.
Yes, Most of Mr Koontz's books I've read are wonderful. And expect no less for the future, should he choose to continue to entertaining us.
Just being Odd Thomas by Mr. Baker could not, I doubt, be
duplicated readily much by anyone else that I can think of.
Exceptional performance !
Perhaps, if I could of somehow been blinded to the horrific images that was presented. It was unnecassary and truly destroyed any remaining value that I found the book.
Sorry that Odd Apocalypse wasn't up to Mr Koontz ususal standards. But, I doubt we'll let this affect my recourse to Mr. Koontz other fantastic books. As I'm looking forward to listening to them,
I really like the character and Koontz writes these stories with a great mixture of innocence, witt and sarcasm. It is a great story to just escape and let the story develop. I enjoy the narrator's voice in all the Odd stories. I have never selected books by Narrator before but if I ever go that route, I will look at other authors that David Aaron Baker has read first.
It's been a long time between Odd books for me, but this one seemed to start pretty slow and confusing. I didn't grasp the plot until about halfway thru. Once into it, it was a pretty unique sci fi story line. If you're an Odd Thomas fan, you'll have to hear it. If you're new to Odd Thomas, start with the one of the first books.
I am not a big Dean Koontz fan, although I really like the Odd Thomas books. this was not one of the better ones.
I don't think I will be listening to another Dean Koontz book for awhile. They are so much alike, I feel like I am hearing the same story over and over. The Odd Thomas books were different and I really liked them, but this one wasn't as good as the rest.
Nothing. He is a good narrator, but the book was just blah.
No. Not at all.
The first Odd Thomas books are reallly good. The last two, not so much.
Now, I really liked the first Odd Thomas Novel, however this one I did not like because the character has become ridiculously witty and contrived. Dean Koontz is an excellent writer, however in this case I wonder if he became enamored with his own words and wit. Was he sitting back reading his paragraphs saying to himself, wow that's funny, I think I'll use this one rather than really being true to the original "Odd". I honestly heard drum rolls in my head after some of the character's inner monologues.
The Odd Thomas character has to be one of my all time favorites. Odd Apocalypse doesn't disappoint. Dean takes us to new levels of wierd happenings in the life of a fry cook. As with the previous entries, I am amazed by the Odd/Dean's take on the world and his way of distilling it down into clever, often funny, phrases of truth.
Listening to a story is always a time well spent although this one is not quite what I expected. Something missing, I don't quite know what. Maybe this book was not the best one to get to know Odd Thomas?
The end was a little bit like a cloud disappearing and to me a disappointment.
No scene is more memorable than an another.
David Aaron Baker reads this story very much to my likings and he kept me listening, giving live to Odd Thomas and others both dead and otherwise. Thank you.
I really enjoyed this addition to Dean Koontz's "Odd Series" after reading most of the others. Some of this author's novels are a bit too dark for my tastes but I really enjoy Odd, his sense of humor and outlook on life, as his special talent (seeing dead people) leads him from one adventure to another. He is a very likeable character and the story draws you right in from the beginning, holding your interest until the very end. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes a bit of science fiction now and then from one of the best science fiction authors.