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.
I have to say although I love the Frankenstein series and the characters, I was totally disapointed in this book it just stopped in the middle I was looking for part 2 and their wasn't one. I can only assume that he will finish this part of the Frankenstein series in the next book. I recommend waiting until the next one comes out before listening to it.
Although I love Dean Koontz's books, we should have been warned that this is only half a book.
I am very disaapointed. I played back the last chapter to make sure I hadn't missed the rest of the book. We waited so long for the 3rd installment of this book, and frankly, I don't think Dean Koontz realized how disturbing that was for the fans of this series. Now with this fourth installment, I feel cheated because what I bought was half a book, not the whole. I guess this is a way of generating more income, but that should not be necessary for this author. I am very disaapointed!
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I loved the book but didn't expect it to just end in the middle of it. I went back and fourth and back to my library thinking I missed a download. Why publish half a book? I agree that it should have been 1/2 a credit.
Koontz is my guilty pleasure. Like Kettle Corn, if it's around, I want all of it. I feel like this book is part epilogue, part prologue, and ends just when things are getting started.
If you are a fan of this series, then nothing I say will dissuade you. If I had it to do over again, I would wait until the next installment is released and then read them both back to back.
Like Kettle Corn, I wish there was more but I'm ashamed for how much I love it.
Thank goodness DK is prolific and knows his audience.
Next book, next month? Fingers (and toes) crossed.
I've enjoyed this series and Koontz has been one of my favorite authors. But this book, or half book, really pissed me off! It's not like he's a struggling author trying to bring in some money. It really burns me that I'll have to use another credit to read the rest of the book when it's released. With that being said, I think I'm done with Dean Koontz books. This is absolutely absurd!! Oh, the story so far was entertaining and enjoyable to listen to. Christopher Lane does an OUTSTANDING job as narrator! He even made me laugh out loud! If this were a complete book with a decent ending I probably would have given it 5 stars.
Let me first address why I feel ripped off. After over 8 hours of listening, the end was a huge disappointment because nothing in the story was resolved. It seems to me that the reason for this is to make way for another sequel.
In my view this can be good & not so good.
Good because Christopher Lane is an excellent narrator. I am always amazed when narrators are able to remain consistent as they give voice to characters. The only exception would be Michael and Madison. Since both come from the south, I would expect both to have a distinct southern accent. Neither do.
Good because this book is really funny in parts. As I drove and listened, I laughed out loud. Sometimes Mr Koontz is downright silly, and frankly I enjoy silly when it doesn't become stupid and tedious.
Good because the dialogue is always interesting and it's real. I like that too.
Not so good because I tend to wonder if I will maintain interest long enough to see the saga of Victor Frankenstein (or whatever alias he uses--this one is Immaculate, which IS kind of stupid.)
Not so good because frankly I think this is purposeful to keep me coming back--and so far I'm falling for this age old tactic. I guess I enjoy it enough that, despite the not so goods, I continue to be entertained.
Finally, I would recommend this book if you want an entertaining, funny cliff hanger and you're willing to get sucked in. Mr Lane's narration is really engaging enough when added to Mr Koontz' humor to be worth the cost/credits. I'd do it again, and I'll probably find myself listening to #4--or is it #5. See! You just lose track.
This is only 1/2 the book. I was disappointed when the book abruptly ended with no warning. This (1st) part of the book had no climax, no real plot to speak of and little character development. I am a dedicated fan of Dean Koontz and this series, but I would recommend steering clear of this one; at least until the 2nd half is published. There is nothing in this book worth a credit.
I am very unhappy with this latest Dean Koontz novel..It is not a complete story..How can he call it an unabridged work when not only is it abridged it has no ending..very disappointed in Dean and his publishers..
This started so well, and was very gripping, then it just ended... it was as if Dean got a little bored, real shme cos it spoiled a good listen.
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