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Hideaway Audiobook
Hideaway
Written by: 
Dean Koontz
Narrated by: 
Michael Hanson, Carol Cowan
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Hideaway Audiobook

Hideaway

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Publisher's Summary

He was clinically dead after the accident - but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife approach each day with a new appreciation for life.

But something has come back with Hatch from the other side: a terrible presence that links his mind to a psychotic's, so that a force of murderous rage courses through him.

©2005 Dean Koontz; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Fiercely exciting...a slam-bang finale." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A dual reading by Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan heightens the drama in a way the written word could never achieve. With this narrative choice, readers receive a clear, strong and effective audio horror story which is just about impossible to stop listening to." (The Bookwatch)

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    Annette M. Stacy Tulsa, Oklahoma 08-05-08
    Annette M. Stacy Tulsa, Oklahoma 08-05-08 Member Since 2014

    onelglbratt

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    "First Knootz"

    THis is my first of Mr. Knootz books. I enjoyed it, although it did drag in some areas. However, that aside, I look forward to hearing more of his works.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Cordova, TN, United States 03-18-10
    Robert Cordova, TN, United States 03-18-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Hideaway"

    Vassago (I heard Massago?) is the most singularly evil character I have encountered in a long while. Delicious. Carol Cowen's Regina was perfect. Last quarter of the book seemed to drag on a bit, and I was hoping for a more painful end for the villain.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James Riverside, CA, United States 08-04-12
    James Riverside, CA, United States 08-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another nail-biter from Koontz"
    If you could sum up Hideaway in three words, what would they be?

    Hang on tight.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complete development of the characters.


    What about Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan ’s performance did you like?

    The ability to pronounce words most of us would trip on. They never missed a beat as their pacing was excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The pre-adoption meeting.


    Any additional comments?

    As always, Koontz is a master of suspense and you never know what's around the next corner.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Voracious Reader NY 12-08-15
    Voracious Reader NY 12-08-15 Member Since 2012

    Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.

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    "A Wild Ride: From Hell to Eternity"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hideaway to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Great readers. I was really drawn in by the narrators as well as the story itself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hideaway?

    Hatch & Lindsey's meeting with Regina - and their breakfast afterward in which they discussed the meeting - was amazing. Regina is a Koontz kid for sure - super smart, super verbal, and a total joy.


    What does Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hatch came alive for me with Michael Handson -- the calm reasonable kindly man suddenly plagued by horrific nightmares and daylight delusions - or are they? Lindsey came alive with Carol Cowan, the elegant, caring woman who fought like hell to save her husband's life and the lives of those whom she loved. They are great readers/performers. Thoroughly enjoyed. (And it's not as easy as it sounds. I've bought several books read by one particular reader reading one of my favorite authors and I just won't buy another book she reads - ruins the books for me with her offhand delivery.)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A Wild Ride or From Hell to Eternity


    Any additional comments?

    Spoiler alerts! I do NOT like books involving devils/Satan, etc. I was "swept away" with the story of Lindsey & Hatch's car accident but as soon as Vassago entered the story I turned off, put the book aside, lost my enthusiasm. (I also thought the hospital resuscitation was too long & a drag.) But when I got back to it, Hatch & Lindsey's attempt to adopt Regina totally reeled me in. I loved these scenes & I loved Regina & I couldn't abandon this family. I must add I thought Dr. Nyeburn was an IDIOT to bring his son back, to believe his son's new Simple Simon personality, to focus on resuscitation given his past experience (about what evil he could bring back), to fail to call the police when the P.I. disappeared, to tell Hatch the front part of the story about his son but not the rest, to tell Kari the story and still do nothing... He should have become a vet a lot earlier. (On the other hand, he brought back Hatch, obviously the antithesis of evil.) Toward the latter part of the book I started to nitpick a bit: Regina knew the folks were nervous & should have mentioned the sneaky noise, Hatch should have KNOWN what the footprint on his hood meant (just look up) & should have known that the noise could be related to something that happened BEFORE he fixed the garage window, Lindsey should have SHOT Vassago as soon as she managed to get her gun (I guess he would have leapt across the room w/his acrobatic superpowers tho...), and most especially Uriel. But on the whole it kept me on the edge of my seat A LOT. A wild ride.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 02-16-15
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 02-16-15 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "NEW AGE MUSIC IS FOR THOSE WHO FIND ELEVATOR MUSIC"

    TOO COMPLICATED.
    ONE OF THE VIRTUES OF THE DEAD WAS PATIENCE.
    I am Mr. Impatience and I almost gave out during the first two hours. The first two hours describes a car accident, but it is described in poetry form. The colorful, flowery words, served mostly to draw out a 15 minute event into two hours. After that things got a lot better. The story got more interesting with a very unusual bad guy and the poetry stopped. The bad guy is the star of the show and you want to stay long enough to hear about his childhood and how he started killing.

    THE DEAD STAY DEAD AND THE LIVING ONLY WANT TO JOIN THEM
    I am a Koontz fan and some of his books will live in my mind forever. I enjoyed this book as I listened to it, but I guarantee you that a month from now, I will not, without some help, remember the story line of this book. It has been a couple of days and I had to read my notes to remember what it was about. This was written in 1992, as Koontz was coming out of his boring, preachy books and moving more into suspense. There is some preaching in this and some interesting questions about death. If you can get this on sale, I would say go ahead, but I would not waste a credit.

    Kramer and Read have been around for a while, but before them there was Hanson and Cowen. They have done a lot of books together and most of them are on tape. Anytime you get a chance to hear them, you should take it, they make all books better.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tracy clark 06-04-16
    tracy clark 06-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love dean knootz one of the best of his works."

    kept me on the edge of my seat.
    my second favorite dean knootz book
    keep up the excellent work

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Bennett Tujunga, CA USA 05-17-16
    Angela Bennett Tujunga, CA USA 05-17-16 Member Since 2011

    NooSphereNow Enthusiast

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    "Great narration"

    The narration from both readers was really good, they handed off to each other at just the right points in the book, and their reading styles really pulled me in to the story. The story itself is compelling, though I found myself cheering for the bad guy towards the middle of the book. Endings are always hard, and I found the ending of this book both predictable and disappointing. That said, there is enough going on in the story to delight any fan of Koontz as this tale fits right in to the pantheon of his works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michelle 08-24-15
    michelle 08-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent from the first moment!"

    all characters were rich and captivating and the 2 narrators were flawless.
    This was an incredible book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Amarillo, TX, United States 05-30-15
    Kimberly Amarillo, TX, United States 05-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "very interesting"

    I thought it was a good story of love and suspense mixed in. The story kept my interest all the way through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martin 02-26-15
    Martin 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable but forgettable."

    A few good and tense scenes retreat into a hideaway between too many monologues read in just a little too much of a monotone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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