THIS is why I listen to Koontz - riveting, non-stop action. I will be thinking about these characters for a very long time. Absolutely one of the best Koontz I have heard since the Odd series. Worth every dime I paid.
Not Koonz at his finest - I had trouble remembering if I had even listed to this. Had to run through a couple of minutes to jog my memory about the characters and plot. This story just doesn't stick with you - you'll just be hungry again too soon.
I wasn't doing extra loads of laundry just to listen to a few more minutes but I did take a longer route while driving the kids to gymnastics. Great visuals in this story - perfect plot and characters for a great movie. I can always count on Koonz for a good story with a satisfying ending.
For some reason, I went into this book thinking I wasn't going to like it but everyone kept HOUNDING me to read it. So I did. It was like taking a really nice long scenic drive - really enjoyable story - and then getting ***whiplash*** at the end of the trip. WHAT??? Whoa...how did the author re-write the entire book in a few short pages at the end? Hmmm...rewind...start again from the begining. Did you see the movie Sixth Sense? Ya, like that...but different.
I'm as into the whole post-apocolyptic genre as the next person but could the author have written just a little hope into this story somewhere? I mean, if I'm going to invest this kind of time into these characters, I'd like to know they have SOME small, remote, minute chance of survival at some point in the future. I get why it won the Pulitzer and I recommend it, but, just make sure your anti-depressant meds are filled up.
Characters were fun to visit again but this was not as good as the first. Sort of like watching a circus dog chasing his tail. You keep waiting for something more interesting to happen.
Seriously...here is how good this book is, after I downloaded and listened to the audible book, I ran to the library and bought the print book just so that I could read it again with my eyes. The villians are as bad as bad can be and the hero and heroine are cheer-worthy. Great book.
Very well read. I got all the Humphrey books for my daughter when she got a hamster for her birthday. She and my son listened to all of the books in the series over and over and over. Even after the hamster died, they still loved the Humphrey books.
My laundry didn't get done, I didn't answer the phone and I didn't talk to a single member of my family until the final words were spoken. I downloaded it for my kids - they haven't heard it yet but I've listened to the entire trilogy. Hooks you in and doesn't let you go. Kids... mom's back!
I have noticed that the second book of every trilogy seems to be the weak link and this one is no exception. The characters are still engaging but the author is holding his cards a bit too close in anticipation of the final book. Still, you have to keep the flow going so it can't be missed and it's worth the ride.
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