I wanted to like it as I have enjoyed the first couple of "odd thomas" adventures. In previous books, I liked the quirky personality and interesting adventures seen from his perspective. This one totally misses the mark. It is so off the scale with silliness that I had to fast forward through some parts just to get to the end and put me out of my misery. This was a waste of a credit that I regret having used. The narration itself is fine, but the storyline is ridiculous and the telling tedious.
Same 'ol Odd
Yes. I love the way Dean Koontz writes.
He is the voice of Odd Thomas, it wouldn't be the same with another narrator.
As I always enjoy Odd Thomas, this was not my favorite of the series.
yes, because I enjoy Odd's sense of humor and perspective on life and the people areound him. I like the plot twists and am sure there are probably some nuances I missed the first time around.
The discovery of a body at the end of the tunnel
When Ed talked to Odd on the truck radio
This was a fun, suspenseful and thought provoking book that was hard to put down.
I don't think I will ever get enough Odd Thomas. This was a great read.
He is Odd Thomas to be I really hope they never change readers.
I only do the audio so no comparison for me
His voice was steady and easy to listen to
It's very well orated which made it worth listening to. The actual story isn't the writers best work. Seemed a bit like a short story written to a sci-fi magazine contest.
Yes. Of course.
The alien intelligent life form, Ed
It was just very fun to listen to this man read. I commute 2 hrs each day and its nice to hear a voice so seemlessly slip between characters.
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