Heart Shaped Box had potential and it did have the creepiness aspect. The last half of this audio book became monotonous. It started out intriguing and keeping my attention but grew to be repetitive. I found myself not caring at all about the main character which made it even more tedious. The narrator may have been attempting to sound ominous but, as the story drudged on (and on), he sounded more dull and weary than anything else. I wouldn’t recommend this audio book unless you have money to waist and time to kill.
Probably not because I tend to only recommend books that I find amazing.
The performance was average, better than some but not as great as others.
Sure but I'm pretty easygoing with my time.
I tend to really enjoy psychological thrillers and believe that's why I still enjoyed this book a bit. This book is difficult to rate because it wasn't really bad or good. It had it's interesting moments as you followed the main characters descent into madness.
When I first read the synopsis of this book, it listed not only the title story "Strange Highways" but also many other short stories. I was disappointed when the title story ended and more did not follow. "Strange Highways" was good but not Koontz best work. It was somewhat tedious and did not fully keep my attention. While I still recommend this book, I caution the Audible buyer to focus on reviews of the audio book so that they are not disappointed when all of the short stories listed in other reviews do not follow the title story.
There was so much about this novel that I absolutely loved. I spent most of the novel awestruck at the well entangled composition. Like many other reviews, the last chapter left me feeling incomplete. I read and reread it and finally drew my own conclusions. The ending didn't by any means ruin the rest of this spellbinding novel. I would still highly recommend it.
It is seldom that I give a book only 2 stars but this one was so cliché. It did have a few creepy moments. The young adult crowd may enjoy this book. At the age of 38 and having read/listened to my share of haunted house stories, I found it predictable and too filled with too much nonsense and gooey puppy love for my taste.
As a long-time fan of Koontz, I was astonished by how much this book managed to encompass all that I've come to love about his works. It gave me chills from both fear and delight as the characters were fully developed. I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book.
I was disappointed. I usually rave about Dean Koontz but this book didn’t “do it” for me. It was okay. It’s worth listening to as long as you don’t have the expectation that it will be as good as some of Koontz’s previous books.
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