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.
"Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity - and moral outrage." (USA Today)
I've listened to all the Odd Thomas books and had a hard time listening,I was just bored throughout most of this one.
There was a large amount of this book spent reminding me that we didn't live in the the 1950's anymore, and how horrible that is.
Spend more time on the 3rd act and make the conclusion live us to the build up.
Simple, clean, and crisp
I love the series but more and more it just seems to be preaching and longing for a world that happen 60 years ago. Sure it must have been great with more crime, higher death rates, sexism, racism, lack of science and technology. I'm glad that Dean Koontz loved his childhood but believe it or not people then and now are good and want to do good things.
Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!
Yes, there are parts of all the Odd books that are good.
The gradual realization by Odd that Edie is more than she appears is fun to watch evolve. There is way too much self reflection and slow to understand parts that take forever to wade through in a listening format. If this was a book, there were whole pages/chapters I might have skipped without missing anything of the story.
David Aaron Baker IS Odd Thomas.
Yes, I really enjoyed the first movie and thought the actors were perfect.
Enjoyable listen, not long enough to become tedious.
I really enjoyed this book series. Hate to see that it is coming to quit close (I think) even though Stormy will be happy
I started the book yesterday and couldn't stop until the end. Truly a fantastic story. I like the character of Odd Thomas and the secondary characters were good too. Very well performed by David A Baker. The voices of the different characters were very good .I will certainly be following the series starting from the beginning.
I have loved the Odd Thomas books in the past, but this one just bored me. I couldn't finish it. There were just tooooo many asides to the past, to Stormy and to things that had already happened. I didn't think that so much time should have been spent on it, because it left me saying, "get on with it". My other half, however, really liked it, so perhaps I am just impatient.
very well narrated and a very good story with a nice ending for a change cheered me up on many shifts
"Enjoyable entry in the sequence"
Enjoyed this book, the continuation off off Thomas story. Nothing amazingly different about it though it does feel more like it's heading somewhere than the last two which didn't seem to have much of an arc. Hoping it all pays off in book five or might be disappointed!
"Really enjoyed it"
Interesting, thought provoking as well as exciting and at times very tense. Looking forward to the next book.
"An excellent addition to the series"
Another brilliant Dean Koontz Odd Thomas tale. David Aaron Baker's voice captures Odd and the other characters layers and quirks. Deeply Koontz, deeply addictive.
"Opened up a lot of questions?"
Enjoyed it of course? but who is Edy Fisher? Side series maybe?
Book was very much Odd Thomas, we find out a little more about him and we pick up a couple more friends along the way, some of them mysterious. Found myself wanting to know more about the side characters than was revealed.
*possible spoiler alert *
The Rhinestone Cowboy was a good bad guy, but did not get the reason that reality warped? Wasn't explained in Saint Odd either?
"Not the usual ."
I have read the Odd Series and enjoyed them. This seemed to be lacking something to ensure you were on the same wavelength as Odd.
No. Not the best.
I enjoyed the narration.
If there is a follow up it needs more kick to it other wise they are to predictable and monotonous.
Not one of the better ones.
"Best Odd Thomas book"
yes, such a great story you get to know the people in the book
Odd Thomas He's so kind and thinks of other people
He made the story come alilve
"Best Odd Book Yet"
This is the best Odd Thomas book to date. Lots of action, horror and supernatural events in the usual Dean Koontz style. When you get to the end it still leaves you wondering who and what his new friends are and if Odd is the same. I hope there are more Odd book on the horizon.
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