Although Koontz does repeat himself often--perhaps for emphasis?--The character of Odd Thomas is delightful and David Allen Baker does a more than commendable job of bringing Odd to life. I was not aware that this book was in the supernatural genre, yet I enjoyed Baker's reading so much, I listened to Forever Odd as well.
I enjoyed listening to this story. The premise is a very interesting take on one of the saddest medical diagnoses--irreversible coma and "heaven". I liked the perspective from the patient's point of view and many of the descriptions of California. As a visual person, when I read a book, I see the movie in my head--when listening to an audiobook, I hear the language. Levy's writing was a bit too flowery at times to flow as easily as his ideas about pre-death, euthenasia, and love. Good listen for the story, however.
David Aaron Baker again did a masterful job reading Forever Odd. It is easy to visualize Odd via Baker's voice. Again Koontz is repetitious, yet the story is interesting and supernaturally enjoyable. The ending appears to be a set up for Odd Thomas to return in a different locale--outside of Pico Mundo--and I look forward to Odd's next "super" adventure!
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