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Hideaway | [Dean Koontz]

Hideaway

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 terrible has come back with Hatch from the other side.
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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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    Kim 11-20-14
    Kim 11-20-14 Member Since 2007

    Long haul Expeditor that loves listening to books and make the miles fly by.

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    "Disappointing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story doesn't flow well it goes from one 'scene' with a serial killer to the next a doctor bringing someone back from the dead, there's no segue-way, no chapter change nothing. One minute you'll be listening to the doctor working on bringing someone back to life and then in the very same breath you'll be hearing about a serial killer and his victims. I have ADD and even for me this was a hard story to track because of how often the story jumped around. Normally I don't mind a story that does this but this one just doesn't carry one story long enough or even change chapters to let the listener know there is "scene change." This book had the potential to be a good listen but fell short in the end.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dark Witch by Nora Roberts


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Couldn't make it through the whole book so


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was good and did a good job reading the story


    Any additional comments?

    This is the 2nd book by Dean Koontz that I have been disappointed in, think I might stick with his newer work from now on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maryann 10-15-14
    Maryann 10-15-14
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    "I did not want to put the book down!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes the story in so very engrossing and change of narrators is refreshing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hideaway?

    When the arch angel became apparent


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

    Refreshing perspectives.


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

    Any time Regina was talking or thinking


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful book. I was sad to hear it end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George 10-15-14
    George 10-15-14
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    "Death Warmed Over?"

    Good suspense book--outlines the good -v- evil with a smattering of destiny meets destiny themes. Story begins with the revival of a dead man and progresses through a suspense laden time line to a conclusion in a place you just knew would be the site of an exciting, smash ending. Hitchcock and Serling would be proud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Boyce Brentwood, TN, United States 06-09-14
    Boyce Brentwood, TN, United States 06-09-14
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    "You either Like Koontz or you don't"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Another author. I should have known better. I have read a number of Koontz novels in the past. But that was before I became a fan of audiobooks. Reading him in print, I used to skip vast portions of his syllabic gushing. Koontz, unfortunately, does not know the meaning of "efficient and concise use of the English language". I have just read one-third of this book and we have just covered the automobile accident and the airlift to the hospital. And I have skipped through, at the very least, one-third of that. He probably has a wonderful ending, but I cannot endure the trip with Koontz.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan – was your favorite?

    Hanson and Cowan both did a fabulous job. Of the two, I preferred Carol Cowan. She has a marvelous voice. Michael Hanson gets a bit too involved in enunciating Koontz with dramatic flare. Whereas, Carol Cowan tones Koontz down, Michael Hanson seems to add to Koontz's grammatical circus. I think he would be great with another author.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Despair


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-28-10 Member Since 2007

    Book Addict

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    "Interesting"

    This was pretty good - fairly typical for Dean Koontz - fans will understand what I mean by that! :) I gave it 4 stars since it kept me company (and awake) in an airport all night!

    The first part of the book moved fairly quickly, but the end seemed to drag, despite the surprises along the way. I also felt like the ending was a let down... build up, build up, build up - over.

    With that said, it was an entertaining listen - I like Carol Cowan's narration style. Michael Hanson has a good voice, but the switching between them was a little jarring at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Selu 12-11-11
    Selu 12-11-11
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    "Another "could have been" five stars except for—"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Koontz's inability to take his politics and personal belief out of his books. Often I just roll my eyes (Strangers; I refuse to even try Sleepwalker because I don't need more of his color-blind, reverse racism politicking in fiction), but the one scene where his male protagonist spews his thoughts about the adoption process and dreams of strangling social workers is idiotic because it came from nowhere but also distracting and jarring. It didn't make any sense that a couple who


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

    Possibly.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes! This is one of the best, on par with Cold Fire, and better than The Bad Place.


    Was Hideaway worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Koontz is a better rental than purchase.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn J. Sickler Orlando, FL 01-13-10
    Evelyn J. Sickler Orlando, FL 01-13-10

    cindersmom

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    "Absolutely Awful"

    This is the first time I have ever stopped listening to a book. A little more than half way through I finally gave up on any chance of there being an improvement to the storyline and just Quit!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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