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Deeply Odd: Odd Thomas, Book 6 | [Dean Koontz]

Deeply Odd: Odd Thomas, Book 6

How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.
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Publisher's Summary

The pistol appeared in his hand the way a dove appears in the hand of a good magician, as if it materialized out of thin air. "You think I won’t do it right here in the open. But you’d be surprised.... You’ll drop before you get the breath to scream." The truck driver is decked out like a rhinestone cowboy, only instead of a guitar he’s slinging a gun - and Odd Thomas is on the wrong end of the barrel. Though he narrowly dodges a bullet, Odd can’t outrun the shocking vision burned into his mind...or the destiny that will drive him into a harrowing showdown with absolute evil.

How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn that his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing ever closer to the dark heart of his long journey - and, perhaps, to the bright light beyond.

©2013 Dean Koontz (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity - and moral outrage." (USA Today)

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    Steven ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-27-13
    Steven ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 06-27-13 Member Since 2006

    Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.

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    "Odd is back!"

    I've been less than impressed with a few of Koontz' Odd offerings, but 'Deeply Odd' reminds me of the charm and humor found in the beginning of the series. David Aaron Baker's performance is excellant. His voicings add greatly to the humorous aspects of the story. Highly recommended for a Odd fans.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nan Buckingham, VA, United States 06-21-13
    Nan Buckingham, VA, United States 06-21-13 Member Since 2001

    I am a commercial artist working in my studio in central Virginia. Audible keeps me company and extends my painting hours.

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    "Oddy has "Jumped the Shark""
    What disappointed you about Deeply Odd?

    The original character in books 1 - 3, was delightful and compelling. Since then, in an effort to introduce new adventures, Mr. Koontz has lost the magic. I am only listening because I purchased the book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Don't have a clue


    What aspect of David Aaron Baker’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing. I think he does an admirable job.


    What character would you cut from Deeply Odd?

    Can't imagine that would help.


    Any additional comments?

    The scene in the warehouse stairwell stands out as incredibly mind-numbing. I am absolutely at a loss for words to describe how bad this book is.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Portland, OR, United States 06-20-13
    Karen Portland, OR, United States 06-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Thank you, Dean Koontz"

    I have read all of the Odd Thomas books, and this is the first one I have enjoyed on audio. Knowing that David Aaron Baker reads all of these books, I may have to go back and start over, for the joy of listening to his spot-on narration.

    This book starts out with Oddy on a trek to buy some new socks and clothes, and he encounters the book's main villain almost immediately. An encounter ensues that, because it occurs so early in the book, has no real context, so I found it a bit disconcerting. Never fear. The context arrives, along with a delightful new character, the elderly Edie Fisher, who is one of Oddy's accomplices in this drama, and who sheds more light on the battle between good and evil that is the fate of Odd Thomas.

    Many serious readers in my circle scoff at Dean Koontz and his continual inventions of evil characters who must be challenged and (usually) defeated by Koontz' assorted heroes. Say what they will, I adore this series and Odd Thomas' naive and trusting acceptance of his mission. Thank you, Dean Koontz, for helping us share this childlike belief in the existence of people who are thoroughly good, and devoted to the banishment of forces that threaten to overwhelm us. Getting up in the morning with a smile on my face is a bit easier after reading this book.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Omaha, NE, United States 06-19-13
    Scott Omaha, NE, United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2009
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    "2nd best book in the series next to the first"

    entertaining characters, witty dialogue and traumatic scenes were not as drawn out as much as usual.

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    rpglegal Cincinnati, OH USA 06-11-13
    rpglegal Cincinnati, OH USA 06-11-13 Member Since 2010

    Lisa

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I have read all previous novels.. this was my first experience with the audible version. I won't read another this way. I think the main issue was my vision/voice of Odd did not match up with the person reading it at all. So I was bothered by that through out. Also I don't think I ever realized how many extraneous words were used by Koontz.. Has he never heard the adage don't use 25 words when 5 will do? I believe that in reading the novels.. my brain, just skipped over all that extra "stuff" but hearing it read out loud .. made me scream more than once.. just GET ON WITH it... I still liked how the story progressed... and look forward to more adventures with Odd, but will definitely go back to reading them rather than listening.


    Would you recommend Deeply Odd to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. the story line is enjoyable


    Would you be willing to try another one of David Aaron Baker’s performances?

    No


    Do you think Deeply Odd needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Story was definitely left unfinished.. not sure how many are planned in this series?


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    Michael Willis Long Island, NY, USA 06-06-13
    Michael Willis Long Island, NY, USA 06-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "First half: more of the same. Second half: better"
    What disappointed you about Deeply Odd?

    I've read all the Odd Thomas books, and I think the story is starting to get old. The first half of Deeply Odd was more of the same. No straight answers, no real advances in the overall Odd Thomas story. It was just the uncovering of an evil scheme, and lots of exchanges along these lines:

    Odd: how do you know that?
    other person: I know many things.....
    Odd: Where are we going?
    other person: we'll find out when we arrive....
    Odd: what color is the sky?
    other person: it's whatever color it wants to be....

    This is getting really old. Luckily the second half got better.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dean Koontz? Why or why not?

    I will continue reading the Odd Thomas series because I want to know how the story will turn out. Other than that no.


    What does David Aaron Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think he does a very good job of bringing character and personality.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Deeply Odd?

    Nothing in particular, all the scenes were useful. They just weren't the scenes I was hoping for.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Loren Stuck GRANBURY, TX, US 06-04-13
    Loren Stuck GRANBURY, TX, US 06-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "If I ever have another son...his name will be Odd"
    What did you love best about Deeply Odd?

    First off, I love how the narrator has been the same for every audio book. David Arron Baker does a wonderful job taking you through the journeys of Odd Thomas.
    Second...I enjoyed how Edie and Odd build there friendship and how a sort of peace comes over him towards the end. This book made me smile for the characters...and I'm sure you will to :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Besides Odd Thomas...the two that stood out to me in this book was the little old limo driving lady, Edie, and Alfred Hitchcock.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't say without giving too much detail away


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!!! Its on my ipod so I listen to it in the car, at the gym, grocery store, in the tanning bed...can never put these books down


    Any additional comments?

    There were alot of twist and turn with Odd figuring out what 'world' he was in so I did have to pay attention through some parts but over all it was delightful. Plan on listening to again in the future.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Ogden, UT, United States 06-30-13
    Tracy Ogden, UT, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2003
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    "What happened?"

    I could not follow all the twists in this story.
    The writing seems way off of other books.
    I love Audible's customer service and being able to return books.
    Audible customer for over 10 yrs for this reason.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marty Warrior, Albania 06-13-13
    Marty Warrior, Albania 06-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Ahhh Odd"
    What made the experience of listening to Deeply Odd the most enjoyable?

    The driving Miss Daisy: so good. And Alfred....what a hoot.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    OOOh yea cowboy


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the old lady stopped to pick Odd up and asked his all these questions.....


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, my job won't let me listen to them at one sitting, but I can never wait to get back to them.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, MORE MORE MORE MORE FASTER FASTER....

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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