I love Odd and all the books in the series.
I only know David as Odd, he suits the role very well
It was a little slow in the beginning, but difficult to put down once I was in to it.
Odd Apocalypse ranks very high. Even though the novelty of Odd's special situation has worn off, the endearing biographical style sometimes let's you forget that you're listening to a gruesome story of death and despair.
To me, David Aaron Baker is Odd. If they should ever decide to switch narrators in future books, I will probably have a hard time getting used to it.
A little bit of crying and lots of laughing in the most inappropriate moments when Odd tells his story with his odd, unintended uniquely humorous style.
I love Odd. His humor and banter was as usual....witty and fun! Dark humor is never wasted on me.The story line just not my cup of tea. Took more than 4 hours of listening to get the plot rolling. Too slow a build up....trying to catch up new readers. Took too long to point the "reader" in a definite direction. When Knootz did hit the sweet spot the pace was so quick you couldn't get "into it". I have an hour left and Im only finishing it out of, one part loyalty and one part morbid curiosity. Sorry Dean.
Odd hours was a let down too. I think Im done with Odd...unless he returns to his roots of "seeing dead people" and gets out of the weirdness.
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.