The story was engrossing and the characters likable. There were interesting twists in the story so that you weren't quite sure who the bad guys were. A great story for taking your mind away from real life, letting you just sit back and enjoy. I do wish the narrator would stop with her annoying habit of using an adnoid voice for one of her characters. She reads her characters well enough that she doesn't need to do that. It was the only thing I didn't like about the book.
I hesitated to buy this book because Koontz has shall we say, "lost his touch" in some of his latest books. But hey, it's Koontz and I have to try because maybe I'll find the magic of Watcher's, or Strangers, and not the boredom of Darkest Night of the Year. In the city, I found it. This wasn't really a horror story as much as it is a story of surviving adversity. The supernatural is subtle but still drives the story. I really loved all of the characters and found myself whispering, "Don't let anything happen to this one." frequently throughout; I just had to know what happened next. The narrator portrayed each person clearly so that you always new who was speaking. The ending was perfect for the story. I loved this book.
This was a good story with a new premise and likable characters. There were some good twists in the story that I never saw coming. Mcleod Andrew (who sounds a like like Michael J. Fox) put in a stellar performance. He brought David, the main character, to life. If there is a sequel to Steelheart it would be difficult to accept another reader. The story kept me involved from beginning to end.
This was the best horror book I have read (heard) in a long time. I couldn't stop listening so I used up my credit way too fast. The author really made you care about what was happening to the characters. The story was not original but it was told in a compelling way, The narrator was just right for the story. If you like horror books, give this one a try.
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