While the story is mostly entertaining and the narrator "does" the character of Odd very well, sometimes I had to cringe. While I agree with most of Mr. Koontz's views and morals, I wish he would refrain from expatiating on them so much. I have an allergy for preachers. Furthermore I am under the impression that Mr. Koontz doesn't quite know which way to go with this Odd character, which started off so well in the first two or three volumes. The books aren't quite complete stories in themselves anymore, which make them more or less into a serial. Quite good from a commercial point of view, but it makes for a wavery storyline as far as I'm concerned. Where is the Koontz from "From the Corner of his Eye" , "Intensity", "The Door to December"? I want him back! He can be brilliant!
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.
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.
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.