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.
This book advances the adventures of our hero seamlessly. The skewed view of the everyday world this beloved, self effacing "fry cook" never ceases to crack me up. This is wry, high entertainment.
Odd Thomas is always my favorite character, but the elegantly named time traveling exterminator is a strong second.
I love Mr. Bakers gentle narration and he has become the voice of Odd Thomas to me. If I were to "read" the books, I would hear his voice in my head.
I am so delighted when a new Odd adventure appears, more so than any other fiction hero I can name. Bravo, and keep em' coming.
I have listened to all the Odd Thomas books, this one was my least favorite.
i saved a drab colored lizard who thrashed desperately in your makeshift bird bath this morning, around eight. he was beneath your notice.
This wasn't the best in the Odd Thomas series. 'Odd Thomas' and 'Brother Odd' reach the "rollicking good story" level, and the others fall off to an enjoyable, but not quite as engaging 2nd tier. Still, this was better than a sharp stick in the eye, or a dull knee to the groin, or a ham fist to the gut, or an angry badger down the shorts, or a collect call from your daughter from jail, or finding out the promotion went to that jerk-wad, or getting run over by a steamroller, or being blackmailed by that treacherous little weasel, or losing your super powers, or reading through a pointlessly long sentence in a review. Maybe not that last one, but you get the idea.
I was waiting for the next episode of Odd, but maybe I was too anxious. It was good, but not as good as the others.
The plot dragged for a while, but ended well.
He is able to portray Odd's humility, and humour quite effectively.
I enjoyed the book, but Dean Koontz has done a lot better.
Iron druid series
last three books i read of dean koontz have been flat. Lost his touch.