In Frankenstein: Lost Souls, Dean Koontz puts a singular twist on this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong, to forge a new legend uniquely suited to our times. It is a story of revenge, redemption, and the thin line that separates human from inhuman.
The work of creation has begun again. Victor Leben, once Frankenstein, has seen the future — and he’s ready to populate it. Using stem cells, “organic” silicon circuitry, and nanotechnology, he will engender a race of superhumans — the perfect melding of flesh and machine. With a powerful, enigmatic backer and a secret location where the enemies of progress can’t find him, Victor is certain that this time nothing can stop him.
It is up to five people to prove him wrong. In their hands rests nothing less than the survival of humanity itself. They are drawn together in different ways, by omens sinister and wondrous, to the same shattering conclusion: Two years after they saw him die, the man they knew as Victor Helios lives on. As they gather at a small Montana town, old alliances will be renewed and tested, from within and without, for the dangers they face will eclipse any they have yet encountered. Yet in the midst of their peril, love will blossom, and joy, and they will discover sources of strength and perseverance they have not imagined.
They will need them, for a monumental battle is about to commence that will require all their ingenuity and courage, as it defines what we are to be...and if we are to be at all.
©2010 Dean Koontz (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Not sure what happened here. The book ended right when all the action started taking place. So unbelievably disappointing! Not sure why Dean Koontz would do this. He certainly can't need to generate more income.... I have been a fan for years but will certainly think twice before I download another of his books.... I definately would recommend waiting until the final book comes out before downloading this!
Call me traditional, but I believe that you should either finish writing the whole book before you sell it or be up front about the fact that it is really a serialization or just part of a novel. This story ended abruptly right in the middle of the action and I thought I had missed the second part. I listen to alot of audiobooks and never felt the need to comment before, but this was really annoying.
Be warned, it's a cliff hanger. Besides that, I loved how the Narrator brought all the characters to life and made the funny parts even better!
Mr. Koontz, Jocko needs his own book.
This book was well on its way to being one of my favorite Dean Koontz books. It actually made me laugh out loud a number of times. Then it just simply stopped. It was not a conclusion he seemed to get tired of writing and "just stopped". I found myself looking for part two, but there was no part two. So I'm bummed because I don't know how it all ends.
I am big Koontz fan, unfortunately Frankenstein: Lost Souls is a huge disappointment. It is so drawn out and information that is not important to the story drags on forever. I kept waiting for it to get better and was just let down. No suspense, nothing interesting at all. I would not recommend it at all.
Im a little over 5 hours into this 8 hour book and so far its only a retelling of the previous book in the series. I feel like im listening to two different (very similar) versions of the same story. I already bought the last book, I know what happens, I purchased this book because it was next in the series! I mistakenly thought the content would be a continuation of the series. Hopefully, in the last hours it will get better and bring in some new stuff. I do like the story which is why i gave it 3 stars. I am just a little disappointed with how it is written so far.
Love the narrator though! Still love ya Dean!
This is becoming more and more of a problem these days with Dean Koontz's novels - this is HALF of a novel. What I mean by that is that there is only setup, very, very little in terms of resolution, progression, etc. Obviously this is a long running series. Obviously I wouldn't expect every answer to every question. Hell, I wouldn't even expect any major answers; but what exactly did we gain by reading this? It's entirely setup. It's one long prologue. And I thought "Relentless" was bad in this regard - I had no idea how bad it could possibly get.
Don't get me wrong - what's in here does work. It is interesting, it adds to the world and to certain small aspects of the arcs of the returning characters. The dialog is as good as it has ever been - not quite as good as "Odd Thomas", but pretty good. The focus on visceral details seems to have been amplified more so than any other book in the series. The constant monologuing about good vs evil, innocence vs tyranny is a little more subdued than... shall we say every other book Dean Koontz has ever written. What's good is good, however one more half book by this author will be enough to prevent me from ever reading another Koontz book again, which includes the awesome "Odd Thomas" series. I'm waiting for the half book syndrome to visit itself on that series as well. One might think that "Odd Interlude" might fall under that category, it being more self contained and not advancing the overall story one bit (so far as we know) but that book works in its own right - it had a story, it had a mystery. The mystery was solved. Things HAPPENED. The characters DISCOVERED things. That's the problem with this book - not a single bit of information, resolution, or progression. I want the other half of this book. I am very disappointed and I think the people who purchase Koontz's books again and again deserve better. Come on Mr. Koontz, either put in the effort or throw the towel in. I'd rather the series ended in the middle than have my friends and I nickel and dimed with mediocre half novels.
I only read printed Books 1, 2 & 3
I always like the way Koontz’s builds in the details of his distinctive characters to a point where you come to feel like you’ve known them for years. In addition; the opportunities he takes to weave in a philosophical content which provides his heroes and heroines their fundamental, meaning of life, life sustaining character
Gota like the “No Guts, No Air Metals, For Ever, hero’s” of course. Carson, & Michael, who are always, fun as we have come to know them in considerable detail over the course of the story line and of course the monster turned world saver Deucalion.
No, but then I always enjoy extend the reading of or listening to over a few days. That way I take the opportunity to digest the story line details five to ten chapters at a time thus prolonging the anticipation which I feel keeps a certain intimacy with the book over the course of it’s unfolding. Plus my life situation is not conducive to having a block of time I can allot to doing so.
I have come to enjoy and indeed relish the time I can spend with Audible as I can incorporate listening and still have the opportunity to pursue other activities. Like, working in my wood shop, building stuff
I would have rater borrowed this one from the library.
The story was long and tired.
This story makes the monster a good guy. I like that.
No. It left me wanted to know what happened next.
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