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Ken

Retired high tech CEO who raised quarter horses, pilots his own Bonanza A36 airplane, enjoys shooting sports and spending time with his lovely wife and family

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  • The City

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Korey Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
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    (496)
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    (497)

    There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

    justin says: "How exactly a 2-star review with 4 hours???"
    "A Total Waste"
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    Four hours into the book and yet to find a reason to finish. No mystery, no drama, no nothing. Should have learned my lesson when I read "Lightning" by Koontz. Had to push myself to finish that one. But, if a writer can't hook a reader in the first third of the story...not likely it will get better. Also had an issue with the story being told mostly through the eyes of a young boy, and yet the vocabulary was often that of a well educated adult with an extended vocabulary e.g. would you expect a nine year old to use, much less understand, the word "existentialism?" I doubt he would have yet been studying the philosophical views of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.

    Save yourself...unless you are very easily entertained, I suggest you steer clear.
    Cheers, Ken

    7 of 23 people found this review helpful

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