Wow, I thought I could at least be free from Koontz' anti-guvmunt paranoia with Odd, one of the most innocent and good hearted heros in fiction. However, all the frothy conspiracy side notes have even tainted Odd. Sad downfall.
I would have to say Harry Potter series. Of coarse the great story by the author, but how the narrator make the main characters their own. Which add to the experience of each book.
He puts a face and voice to Odd which is unique. That's one reason why I love audio books. I could never see Odd Thomas with any other narrator.
I would recommend this book to all the Odd Thomas faithful. Would recommend all the books to anyone who likes book series.
There are many aspects of this novella that I really liked, but what really struck home was the scene where Odd is trying to plan his next move in a meadow and starts sneezing and his eyes start watering and his nose starts running.
Koontz has always emphasized Odd's humanity, but somehow that scene made me realize that he's not a superhero, just an average guy with an exceptional gift who tries to use that gift to help others. It was comical and just made me want to cheer him on even more.
The only criticism I have is with the narration. Having read (not listened to) the first couple of 'Odd' novels, David Aaron Baker seems to be a perfect fit for Odd. However, since he has a voice that's in the mid-tenor range, it probably would have been best to bring in a secondary voice for the female who also speaks in the first person. It took about 20-30 seconds a couple of times for me to figure out which character was "speaking."
Other than that, I have no complaints and am extremely glad that I invested in this title. Thanks to Mr. Koontz for somehow continuing to give me hours of "down time" with a great cast of characters.
Haven't read the print version
Any of the Odd books and they are all good, same story line, continued into who knows where.
The little girl who helped Odd, she was a corker, and smart, strong of character, a go to and bust all girl
A fun addition to the adventures of Odd Thomas. Where Dean Koontz came up with the manner in which the "bad guy" treats the family in this story is from an extremely dark & disturbing place.
Love the Odd story lines, just another great adventure. Odd always ends up helping the towns he's in
Programming instructor for several universities.
Listen!.. I love to listen to the Oddie stories.. On some days after reading(hearing) any one of this series, I find myself longing to hear from Odd Thomas. ..just wondering what he is doing. The dialouge is so much fun, warm, and honest.OH and scary!!. I especially like the newest young lady character in Harmony Corner. I don't blame her for being in love with Odd. I hope she and her new computerized friend return in later novels. ...can't wait. By the way, David Aaron Baker is Odd Thomas. Excellesenses!!
The Chris Snow Series.by Dean K.. Is Ride the Storm out yet?
He is Odd Thomas! hmmm ... He makes you feel like you actually know him or Odd..
The young girl. She is the female version of Oddie.. and I can't remember her name at the moment.. Not Annamarie.. she is a good character too.
I can't get enough of Koontz.. gotta have me some Koontz every month. I like to call him Dean K.. because my name is Deena K.. ha!
Yes! It was easy to hop back into it, tho'.
Love Dean Koontz's books in audio!
I so enjoyed all the previous Odd Thomas books, so I was happy to download this one, but I was actually not really thrilled with this story. I found it predictable, and not very involving.