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!
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.