The story starts a bit slow for me. I found my mind wandering as I listened. By the middle of the the book I was hooked and listened to the rest straight to the end.
The narrator is so good, he makes Odd come alive for me. I will definitely be along for the next Odd adventure.
The story was complex and interesting.
Dean Koontz has a killer imagination. Somehow, he manages to produce new and interesting plots. However, he spent too much time on static description of inanimate objects such as the mansion at Roseland.
I enjoyed the scene when Odd had the chance to bring back his one true love.
I was disappointed by the lack of resolution to the story involving Anna Maria.
I expected Anna Maria's secrets to be revealed, so the book was something of a disappointment.
If you like Odd Thomas run from this book! I absolute love every other Odd Thomas book, my wife and I have listened to the Audible version several times. I have started the Kindle version twice and ran back to the Audible version because David Aaron Baker IS Odd Thomas.
Books 1-4 are enthralling, mesmerizing to the point you cannot put them down, but this book has lost it's way. I beg Mr. Koontz to re-read his previous works and try to capture the essence of "What it is to be Odd" as this book does not do justice to his pervious efforts.
I believe that the Odd Thomas and the Frankenstein series may be among the most enjoyable reads ever produced by Mr. Koontz. I hope that he will double his efforts to get the series back on track so that we can enjoy Odd Thomas for many years to come.
I read 14 by Peter Clines right before reading this book and wish I hadn't, because I was constantly pulled out of the story thanks to the very similar plots of the two...
I do love Odd as a character and David Baker's rendition of him is spot on...sadly this book was too similar to 14. There are enough coincidences (machine house, time traveling beasts, tons of references to Nikola Tesla...
Didn't love either book, but wish I'd read Odd before 14...
Sure, I'd love to hear your story....
I am such a fan of this series, I think that I had too high hopes for it and inevitably feel a bit let down. Objectively, it's still a great series with interesting and unexplainable characters, but there was much less humor, more violence, and some extra turns that just didn't need to be taken. I really enjoyed the narration, but there seemed to be a bit of filler that just wasn't needed. Again, I think I'm being a harsh grader on this one when in fact I just went from "loving" this character to "really liking" him.
I like to think and I like to laugh.
Odd is my favorite fictional character and the first book in the series has been recommended by me to many. I would recommend starting their. This was good book though.
To me he is odd Thomas. I love him.
I couldn't stay awake for this book. I loved the other three books in the series but this book was so wordy and full of description of everything under the sun that it kept loosing me and I would fall asleep. I understand the auther is trying to paint a picture in your mind for the story but THAT much detail is not needed, it really took away from the story.
The performance was fine, it was the material he had to work with, I would listen to his performances again, he has a really good voice.
I wouldn't cut any of the scenes really, I would just not be so darned descriptive of every little detail, if you're listening to Dean Koontz, you already have a good imagination!
It needs editing. There was too much description that went on and on. And while I respect Mr. Koontz's right wing political views, he has made his character a spokesman for gun violence and ruined the sweet and charming character of Odd Thomas which was present in the first few books.
Odd Thomas has become a gun slinger and a tedious philosopher of the right. Subtly has been lost and the story has been overwhelmed with description and violence. It would be nice if Mr. Koontz stopped preaching and returned to the kind of story that he started his series with.
He does a very nice job of voicing the character of Odd Thomas.
I am not sure that I will listen or read any more in this series.
I prefer the audio verson because it helps me get thru the heavy Houston Traffic, and David Aaron Baker is always great.
Odd, is always my favorite character, but I liked how he pulled Tesula into the story.
The only David Aaron Baker's performances I have heard are the Odd Thomas books. He does a great job. I will search for more of his readings.
Odd, Past and Present with a dash of sideways