A bunch of disconnected, un-ordered gibberish, never making a solid point, at least not in the first three hours, at which point I turned off the book. The author writes as if he is in love with the sound of his own pen. He jumps all over the place never really making a point. Desperately needed an editor, author sound like he is love the sound of his own writing. Given the book summary I expected at lot more, I expected to laugh as he points out various points that are too obvious and far too true about how media has warped our opinions and brainwashed the masses. I didn’t expect to be enlighten, just entertained and maybe given a few points of view of that I had not thought of, like discussing state of politics with a good friend with whom you share many views, but now all. Instead I felt like I was listening to a lecture by a arrogant professor that is in love with his own voice and loves to show off his intelligence.
It was well written account, and even though it was bit slow, it was still enjoyable. I honestly expected it to be slow, but I enjoy nature documentaries and thought I would give this book a shot. I am glad I did.
Simply put, it was fun. It grabs you from the start and keeps the pace going. I enjoy a complex story with lots of depth, but occasionally you want something that does not take it self to seriously and is just a fun read. This book fits the bill, perfectly. It may have a few plot holes and even be little predictable at points, with some obvious foreshadowing, but still just plain enjoyable. I like complex books, but after a few stressful weeks at work, this was exactly what I needed.
The opening scene of the book. I could mention a another scene but it would be a spoiler.
The opening scene of the book.
I look forward to the rest of the series.
I was quickly pulled into to the story by the great narration, and intriguing opening. The story has fast paced with just right amount of humor. Stark is great character, the type of guy you can't help but like though he can be a bit of ass, not someone one you would invite for dinner, but would definitely want on your side if the world was on the brink of ending. I was disappointed in only one aspect of story, or would have given it 5 stars, though I the reason for my disappointment might dwindle depending on where the story goes from here; Kadrey may have reason for the portion of the story that I thought didn't quite fit the world he defined. I look forward to finding out.
This book was just plain entertaining you laugh, maybe cry, be thrilled and just plain have fun. The pace of the book is perfect and all the characters in the book are outstanding . David Aaron Baker is outstanding as the Narrator/Thomas. I am usually not a great fan of ghost stories, but I found myself really liking the the Odd Thomas character.
It was an imaginative well written and superbly narrated story of a fantastic journey of survival and hope. This book will not disappoint those that love a great adventure.
Simon Vance is a great narrator, and look forward to listening to more.
To finish the trilogy yes, but an abridged version is needed.
Yes and no, if you listed to the first two wonderful books then you might as well finish the series.
Book needed more editing, loads of unneeded detail and story was too drawn out with little benefit.
The core plot. I loved the first two books in the Odd Thomas series. However, this one fell short. It had a few great characters and some great potential, but in the end the plot was weak and came off like a cheep b rated black and white sci-fi. I think Koontz could have done better.
I will give the 4th a chance, because the character and narration are strong and have potential.
A fast paced thrill ride, that started fast and never quit until the final scene. The action was extremely detailed and still faced paced. The countless action scenes were so well written and narrated that it was like watching a movie.
Court Gentry(The Grey Man) a great bad ass with a heart. OK that is too easy he's the starring character. The antagonist Daniel Alonzo de la Rocha (aka DLR) was one of those characters you love to hate. A cold blooded psychopath that made a great opponent, for Court.
The book started out great, with a core set of believable and likable characters. I really started to care about the core characters. Then out of no where it changed direction and went down hill.
Given how strong the story started I thought I was in for a good listen, I was fooled. The plot took a turn for the worse and never recovered. To say more would require spoilers. I like twists, but they have to take a story some where interesting .
This book could have paved the way for a great series, but it seems the author got bored and decided on a different take.
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