King has a way of making the unbelievable, believable. He drops clues throughout the book, and only at the end does everything tie together. His use of "flashbacks" to the character's childhood days are some of these clues, yet the "flashbacks" do not detract from the current story line, as you are so anxious to understand the "big picture."
Absolutely great! Stephen King has not lost his touch for a great thriller, which is uniquely written in his own style. Highly recommended.
The characters make the book, and Koontz has a knack for creating the most strange, interesting, off-center characters, and this book is no exception!
A long, but good read from Koontz. The typical Koontz twist is known early on, but from that point the central theme is the inter-relationship of the characters, major and minor. This is slightly different from the typical Koontz line.
It took me a while to get used to the reader, as I always end up comparing them to Scott Brick, who is great. About half way through, I was so in to the story that the narration became natural and I ended up liking it as well.
I had thought Koontz was beginning to get complacent with old familar characters; but "By the Light of the Moon" shows the characters and unique writing of Koontz is still there!
Lincoln Child's Deep Storm was a great listen. It is up there with the Baldacci's and other thrillers. You won't be disappointed.
Having a technical background, I could easily relate to the various subjects covered by Bryson in this book. However, the method in which it was presented, with so many "personal interest" stories of what, heretofore, I thought were, in their day, "geeks", it really brought out the sophistication of the individual, as well as the science.
I can't imagine actually reading this book, as the various technical terms would soon be laborsome. However, listening to it read by an exceptional reader, clearly made the book enjoyable.
I am always hesitant in reviewing an abridged version of a story, as I don't feel I have "heard the whole story". However, in this case, I did review the Da Vinci Code (abridged), and this book from Dan Brown doesn't match the combination of historical fact and fictional story woven into the Da Vinci Code. An interesting theme and theory, but the characters were shallow, and there wasn't the twists and turns of the Da Vinci Code. Again, this may be due to being the abridged version, but apples to apples, it doesn't compare.
Yes, the storyline is not a deep as the usual Grisham thriller, and yes, the outcome was somewhat predictable, but listening to this one over the Christmas holidays was light, funny and I, personally, could identify with some of the various situations the characters got themselves into.
If you are looking for the typical John Grisham mystery, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a holiday classic, that is light and funny, this one is for you.
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