I am so disappointed with this. Maybe if it was released in serial again, it would have been better, but the chapters didn't flow together, and I didn't even bother to finish it. It was disjointed and boring--I didn't bond with any of the characters. The first was such magic, I'm very sad this was so bad.
I read many authors, and Dean Koontz has always been a favorite. I used to call his books "gobblers" because you just couldn't help yourself... you had to read it all... without stopping. They were long, rich, horrifying and satisfying. A horror fanatic's bowl of ice cream. Lately... not so much. The books have been confusing and the plots dissatisfying. Many of the books don't even end, even if they aren't part of a series. This is Koontz at his best and has regenerated my faith in this author and in the genre, which has been failing of late. Thank you for a beautifully crafted and satisfyingly yummy tale!
Love the Alex Delaware novels, but this one was way off the usual quality. The story was boring... so boring that John Rubinstein (an awesome narrator for this series) couldn't keep track of the plot... It was have been more interesting listening to someone read the case file. No psychological thrill.
This was a shocker! What a treat! It was a really unique concept. Kind of like "The Stand" with cell phones instead of captain tripps. Anyway, this is just a plain ole GREAT read. Enjoy!
This book, including the narrator, are awesome! If our constant readers did not sympathize with Blaze and feel the tragedy of his existence, they should should be reading trash novels. This book may have been written years ago, but it is a testament to our throw-away lives and the divisions we draw between the have's and have-nots. Of the 4 more recent King books (Cell, Lisey, Duma, Blaze), this is far and away my absolute favorite!
We wait so long for new SK books! This was not a disappointment. I wouldn't call it one of the best, but maybe top 10. I was so taken with Blaze (which seemed to go quite under the radar), that I was just a little unimpressed with this one. If you haven't listened to Blaze, take that one next. Don't get me wrong, this was really good, great narrator, lots of action. I just didn't get the "gotcha" I usually get... Still... SK stories, no matter how good they are, are still my favorites!
This could have been such a clich?, but it was absolutely delightful. The narrator has some to do with this, but I really enjoyed this. It had lots of detail, but didn't bog us down in it. Not too many side-stories to get us lost. Just a great overall read... and a fresh dracula view!
I bought into the "best-seller" status of this book and it's 4 stars, but this is one of the most ridiculous books I've read in awhile. The scenes are contrived and predictable. The characters are not likeable or worthy of our sympathy. I found myself rooting for the cut-throats. As a true lover of fantasy and horror, this was just a horrible attempt at pulling narnia, potter, atlantis and what-nots into one very uninspired and bland tale. Don't be fooled by the rating! This is not worth your time.
I was concerned when I saw the negative feedbacks, which prompted my review. This was a delightful listen! So many books require us to pay too close attention to details--we find ourselves getting lost or not knowing key facts halfway thru the book. This is in typical Koontz fashion, an absolutely delightfully-told, well-structured story. Great characters, great story, great ending. I don't know what there could be to complain about!
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