I would only recommend this to someone who was a devoted fan of Odd Thomas. My familiarity with the characters was all that kept me going at times. It took way too long to get to the meat of the story. If I hadn't known the characters and their history, I would have put it down unfinished before I was halfway through the book, simply because I had no idea what was going on and nothing was connecting.
I always appreciate Odd Thomas' continual optimism, even when faced with certain (?) death.
Suspenseful, fast moving.
When Odd and Company finally escaped and drove out of the gates.
I didnt laugh or cry but thoroughly enjoyed the roller coaster ride and adventure.
Hope there will be lots more Odd Thomas books!! Please!!
I really enjoyed this book, as I have all the Odd books. This one was twisty and kept my interest all the way through. I loved the parts about Tesla, an interesting addition from and inventive author.
The most interesting aspect is that in this book the story takes place over a small matter of days. This was also the least interesting because it caused the story to feel rushed. Other Odd books where more enjoyable because you could tell Koontz really wanted to get you fully immersed in the story, this one just seemed like he just wanted to pen a fourth book quickly. (Which I know sounds weird because of how long its been since his last Odd book)
I hated the narration of this story. I listened to this on my Ipod (ear buds set inside the ear) and no matter how I played with the volume the strong "S" in the narrators speech made me cringe. This also seemed to be the case when I play it on my speakers. I could only listen to a couple of chapters at a time because of this.
yes, but unfortunately I could not due to the narrators hissing annoyingly when reading a word with the letter "S".
My advise is to buy this book and read it yourself.
Dean Koontz is amazing with stories, blending humor, suspense, and things that just boggle the imagination; this new Odd Thomas book uses it all. Koontz captures you in the beginning and holds you in his spell. Odd Apocalypse, is certainly a can't put it down kind of book!
The story of Odd apocalypse highly imaginative with science fiction, fantasy, and love stories all mixed into a somehow believable tale of the unknown. Hints of possible convergences with other Koontz characters tempt the imagination.
Of course, Odd with his singular wit and personality is always going to be my favorite character; he is so well realized that I feel I actually know him as a person. That said I was very intrigued with the appearances of Nikola Tesla, and in a form not usual for Odd.
I would have loved to be able to listen to Odd Apocalypse from start to finish, but with four children at home, that just doesn't work as well as I wish it did! Still, at every chance I could find I was listening and loving it!
One of the best things about the Odd Thomas books is that each can be read as it's own book and does not rely on knowledge of all the previous books, but . . . I believe if you haven't read them, you will want to once you have read this or any other Odd Thomas book!
I probably will. I usually listen to all of them twice.
Well, by the time I got to the ending, I was kinda glad it was over. This was not my favorite Odd adventure.
I love DAB, he IS Odd Thomas. He always does an outstanding performance.
Not really, as stated earlier, a little bummed about this one.
It's still decent of course, after all it is Odd Thomas!!
I love Dean Koontz and have read 95% of his books and all of the Odd Thomas series. Too many flowery words! A looooong drawn out story that could have been condensed to a good 10 page short story. The narration was good.
I love Dean Koontz .....don't know what happened here. Probably.
Learned some new superfluous descriptive words. Lol
NO Character Advancement
Yes, though it doesn't really advance the main plot of the series, the story is still good.
Odd of course.
Again, I liked this book, but we learn nothing of Anna Marie or what she's there for. We learn nothing more of what Odd Thomas will have to do for her. The story is great, the narration great, but this book doesn't really fit in the series very well. It feels like a filler while we wait for the real next novel in the series where he gets back to telling us what matters.
I liked the relationship between Tim (the boy) and Odd the most. It seemed real and earnest. I disliked the slowly developing first half of the book. It appears Mr. Koontz was trying to flex some scene-setting muscle and delay the meat of the story for his own amusement until he was satisfied with the tease.
My next listen will be some faster paced mystery (e.g., Sandford, Baldacci maybe) or a higher quality story telling (e.g., Harry Bosch). At these prices, I need a quality experience.
Odd Thomas is the reason I have listened to all 5 books.
No chance for TV series. Its a one and done story. As for a movie, it's not a story I'd pay to see again.