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Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night | [Dean Koontz, Ed Gorman]

Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night

They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created, and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios, once Frankenstein, can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison.
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They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created, and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios, once Frankenstein, can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human, and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have imagined, an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.

©2005 Dean Koontz; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Linda Likes to Learn Omaha, Nebraska United States 09-24-05
    Linda Likes to Learn Omaha, Nebraska United States 09-24-05 Member Since 2014
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    "WORSE THAN A TV MINI SERIES! NO END 'RIP OFF'!"

    Like many of you, I was enthralled with Part One of Koontz' Frankenstein 'updated'. I immediately downloaded Part Two -- and quickly realized I should have followed my gut feeling.... don't spend your money on it!

    Remember the opening lines of Part One, read by Koontz??? He wrote this book because he didn't like what the TV network had done to his script for a mini series based on the book. I assume he wanted to be sure that his loving readers weren't duped into watching a mini series that wasn't up to his usual quality of writing.

    Unfortunately, he duped his readers into buying a 'half book' -- there is no end to Part Two -- it seems to assume that you're stupid enough to buy a 'no end' Part Three...and on and on.

    The plot was pretty transparent - but you do hope to see the monstrous 'bad guy' meet a painful end. Unfortunately, very few of the main character's fates are resolved. The narrator is a bit too 'soft' to my liking - but his Southern accents are a bit better than Scott Bricks.....Unfortunately, N'Awlins accents are different than from the typical Southern drawl...sometimes sounding more like people are from New Jersey than New Orleans! I often had difficulty in determining who was speaking - the male or female cop...and I agree that the female cop's voice (and attitude) wasn't nearly as self-assured and driven as I would expect. I did, however, rather like his 'soft and low' voice for Deuchain. ?SP? It seemed to go more with the life experiences of the central character -- life happens - you can't fight all of it.

    After reading "The Gunslinger" by Stephen King(all of the books that have been published so far) - and finding each of those 'story parts' reasonably satisfying, I find Frankenstein's Part Two pretty weak, and a blatant attempt to get double the money for a book that's only worth half the price!

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    Robert 08-08-05
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    "Scott Brick, please come home!!!"

    Not a bad follow up to book one but sure wish the original narrator would have come along with it. It really does make a difference.I've read all of Dean's books and I have to say that I didn't see his style in all that much of it. The other writer isn't bad, but he's not Dean Koontz. Please Scott, come back and read part 3!

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    Steven Simi Valley, CA, United States 08-06-05
    Steven Simi Valley, CA, United States 08-06-05
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    "Koontz continues to entertain!"

    I anticipate each Dean Koontz novel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, and this second installment in the "Frankenstein" trilogy was as entertaining as any other. His style style of mixing sarcastic humor with graphic horror is much like that of Stephen King's novels, yet the crude language is gratefully absent in Koontz's novels. I have read other reviews of this audiobook and I don't get why listeners are trashing the series, and that's what it is, a series. If they don't want to listen to a series of novels over time, then they shouldn't start one. I admit I was leary of the change in readers at first, but John Bedford Lloyd really nailed Koontz's style and brought each character to life in a very entertaining way. Some of the dialog should have been hard to pull off in audio form, but Lloyd really did a great job. If you like to listening to a story that has an ebb and flow to it and don't mind waiting a few months in between installments, then Dean Koontz's Frankenstein" is a great listen.

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    BogKid Southampton, NJ USA 08-11-05
    BogKid Southampton, NJ USA 08-11-05 Member Since 2015

    I'm no kid, but I do live next to a cranberry bog.

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    "Sorry again -- I have a second thought!"

    One last comment. Have we been had? Who is writing these Frankenstein books anyway?

    Book I ? Dean Koontz AND Kevin J. Anderson

    Book II ? Dean Koontz AND Ed Gorman

    Try a Google on these second bananas and see what they have been writing. I am getting terminally wary of these Big Name Writer AND No Name Writer books.

    I think we need a little truth in authorship, guys.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Mcknight Hurst, Texas USA 07-24-05
    Adam Mcknight Hurst, Texas USA 07-24-05 Member Since 2013

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    "Frankenstien: City of Night"

    It followed the first book nicely. The narrator was not as clear.

    5 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Sybille Greenbrier, AR, USA 11-22-07
    Sybille Greenbrier, AR, USA 11-22-07
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    "Good Followup"

    Enjoyed the continuing story-hope to have more

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    Deirdre Lakeland, FL, USA 09-18-07
    Deirdre Lakeland, FL, USA 09-18-07
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    "Wonderful"

    I enjoyed this one just as much as the first one, can't wait for the next one.

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    Tracy Marlin, TX, USA 06-28-07
    Tracy Marlin, TX, USA 06-28-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Koontz at his best"

    A new twist on the Frankenstein story. Excellent!
    I can't wait for part three.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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