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.
Ultimately, the story had great potential but was not carried through as the other Odd books are. I felt sure the book was unfinished and kept looking for another download that would finish the book. It was flat. This is very unusual for Koontz and this series. I was waiting for book five for some time and was very disappointed. I enjoyed every previous release of the Odd series and absolutley loved
It felt unfinished. and just seemed to ramble with little development.
Yes, his performances are A1. This was Koontz's mess.
To me, the audio edition brings the characters to life better than the print version. The change in tone of the reader'a voice adds excitement and keeps my interest at a peak.
You never know how Odd-Man is going to get out of each difficult situation.
His range of voices lets you know who is talking and their mood and attitude.
The discovery of the bodies and their condition.
I have not read the printed version but listening to a story always seems to bring it more to life!
I liked the characters
My favorite character in this series will always be Odd Thomas and David Aaron Baker did a great job of bringing him to life.
I truly love, love, love Dean Koontz and have read everything but the latest "Frankenstein" book, which was so totally out there I was unable to finish reading it.
It was the same with "Odd Apocalypse." Koontz took a plausible premise and took it so far out of the realm of reality that it became unreadable - or listenable, if that's a word. I put the book down about 1/3 of the way through. Life is too short to listen to bad books.
Odd is a strange name for a strange guy--one who has become one of my favorite series characters. If you like Dean Koontz's "Odd" series, this one should not disappoint. Part of the enjoyment of reading books that are part of a series is that the actions and interactions of the main character(s) can often be more important than the story. Even though there are some negative comments about this book, trust me: if you like our friend Odd, you'll like this latest book. Personally, I thought the story was pretty strong, too, so give it a try.
Seemed to take too long developing the story.
This was not my favorite Odd book.
The one with the big guy with the cold sore.
The end was a bit confusing.
Something I never thought I'd enjoy so much? Audiobooks.
A fine addition to the stories and memoirs of Odd Thomas. Not any worse or better than the other volumes, but strangely new and interesting to pull you along this wonderful character's story.
Edge of your seat tensity, along with some adventure and new feelings of weirdness for Odd.
To me, David Aaron Baker is Odd Thomas.
I just couldn't stop listening, going out of my way to keep the earphones in!
I love the Odd Thomas charter but this book was confusing and weird. I did care for it like the others. It was very well read though.
If Odd Died and hooked up with Stormy.That would have been sweet.
Odd. David did a great Job on the read. He always does.
Yes, It needs an ending.
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!