Odd Thomas is always interesting but I thought that the mutant mad scientist angle was pretty hokey which is saying a lot given the premis of Odd Thomas in the first place. The performance by the reader was very good.
I love the story, however the performance was awful. When the narrator used a female voice he was not understandable especially when listening while driving.
The female voices was very poorly done.
I have read or listened to all of the Odd Thomas series and this one just seems to rush to the end making it feel more like a short story and not on par with the other Odd books. Not a bad story just needs something more.
After this long pause between books, finally another exciting adventure for Odd Thomas.
Koontz is able to combine thrilling with funny and touching into such a winning combination every time. This book is no different. The end of each book leaves me wishing for more.
I enjoyed this one alot more then i did the last one. I know Odd has to fight some well Odd enemies but Dean Koontz has got to keep them some what believable. Also if ur going keep talking about places from the books Fear the Nothing and Seize the Night finish the third book already then.
Dean Koontz is in the top five of my favorite authors. This one is on par with some of his best.
Odd's conversation with the check-in clerk. And, the scene in the kitchen.
Nothing extreme. There were a couple of laughs. There always are for me with a good Dean Koontz story.
Fans of Odd Thomas will like this one.
I love Dean Koontz! The Odd stories are great it was a nice story to tide you over until the next novel.
Say something about yourself!
I will want to listen to this story again before I move on to the next Odd novel. (Yes, I am assuming there will be another one)
I am always delighted with Koontz's use of monologue to get the exposition out. Odd has a wonderful voice as does Jolie. I'm also a fan of Ed. I hope we get to meet Jolie and Ed again soon.
He's a wonderful Odd. Young and self-depreciating and funny and sorrowful in the perfect mix. I do wish he had given us a bit more differentiation between Odd and Jolie's voices though.
I chuckled a good bit. Although there were some very emotional (horrible) bits, I didn't cry.
It would have been nice to have a little more backstory on Odd's companion. She didn't really do much in this story, but references back to previous adventures had me scratching my head. (I really should have listened to Odd Apocalypse again before attempting this story). Overall, it was a fun and satisfying listen for me.
Professional Madwoman, lulled to an acceptable level of social behavior only by the constant, continual, susurrants of the spoken word piped in my ears through the magic of small, discrete, wireless headphones. OK, maybe I do sometimes laugh in inappropriate situations, startle an unwitting audience by gasping at nothing, and elict stares when I drop expletives in a silent void, it's all good.
Just when I think I might have gotten enough Oddness, Koontz changes the formula enough to pull me back in and David Aaron Baker IS Odd Thomas.
I like reading an Odd Thomas book when I am in the mood for light, creepy, fun.
This was one of the better Odd Thomas books, but this story could have been the 3rd book of the Moonlight Bay series. The plot is centered around Fort Wyvern, one of Christopher Snow's old stomping grounds. This is not one of the typical Odd Thomas books where he is influenced by the dead. The relationship with Annamaria from the previous book "Odd Apocalypse" is also revealed. If you are a fan of the Odd Thomas or the Moonlight Bay series you will love this book.