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Innocence Audiobook

Innocence: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.

She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.

But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

In Innocence, number-one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with listeners forever.

©2013 Dean Koontz (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Laced with fantastical mysticism, it’s an allegory of nonviolence, acceptance and love in the face of adversity. . . . The narrative is intense, with an old-fashioned ominousness and artistically crafted descriptions. . . . An optimistic and unexpected conclusion [mirrors] his theme. Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz’s imagination. Enjoy." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Entrancing . . . as speedy a chase-thriller as any Koontz . . . has ever constructed. Written in Koontz’ late mellifluent and reflective manner . . . [Innocence is] fueled by deep disgust with the world’s evils [and] hope for redemption" (Booklist, starred review)

"[An] imaginative, mystical thriller from bestseller Koontz . . . This is the most satisfying Koontz standalone in a while" (Publishers Weekly)

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    CJ LUCAS, TX, United States 05-07-15
    CJ LUCAS, TX, United States 05-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Koontz declining?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe. The story was just ok, it had me intrigued at first then I started fearing as I have for the last few Koontz books he deteriorates into what I've been calling it, a "born again attitude"


    If you’ve listened to books by Dean Koontz before, how does this one compare?

    I've been an avid fan for many many years, Watcher being my first grabbed me and Koontz continued to entertain me with awesome stories. However many of his newer books all seem to end with some "god" message. I'll be transparent here and announce that I'm an Atheist so when I keep reading endings that are to me, trying to be biblical in message it greatly turns me off, and this is no different. I've been off Koontz because of what I stated above for some time but I've so missed his style and his great writing that I gave "Innocence" a try only to be disappointed once again.....but that's just me..


    What three words best describe MacLeod Andrews’s voice?

    Bland


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not now that I know the ending..


    Any additional comments?

    I think I will go back to Koontz's older stuff. Frankenstein series was great!

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    Stephanie 05-07-15
    Stephanie 05-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "really disappointed"

    just not what I would expect from Dean Koontz. The ending was the only god part for me.

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    LMichaeles 05-03-15
    LMichaeles 05-03-15
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    "First experience with Dean Koontz"

    This is the first time I've ever read Dean Koontz, so maybe I just expected something different. The narrator was phenomenal. The story was entertaining, and kept me interested for the most part. I just wasn't prepared for the content I suppose. I had expected a mystery novel. But the content of the mystery just fell flat for me.

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    CJ 04-28-15
    CJ 04-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A little slow at times"

    It was an interesting enough story but expected better, reminded me too much of the Odd series.
    I like the twist at the end.

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    KW 04-27-15
    KW 04-27-15
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    "Worth it. Good story. Good narrator."

    I thoroughly enjoyed this narrator. He stands out and is worth mentioning as a great storyteller in his own right. With a soothing voice and good subtle changes in tone for dialogue, he envelopes and immerses you into the story.

    The story is well done. My first Dean Koontz novel. Very detailed and descriptive of scenes and emotions, translating the visions of his minds eye to ours as though he were recollecting a memory that he wants to make our own. He sucks you in to his world and slowly weaves his tale.

    The story is just story ( in the best way). Paced well and not stressful, though intense at times. The author gives us just enough at all the right times, leaving you pleased, satisfied, and curious to read more but certainly not frustrated at your lack of knowledge or feeling strung along.

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    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 04-25-15
    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "intersting book with almost no bad language"

    I run hot and cold on Koontz, but this is a book I liked quite a bit.
    Wonderful descriptions, great characters. Just don't base your life theology on the book's premise.
    Dealt with difficult subjects pretty gracefully.
    a thought provoking book and a good read.

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    Kristen HUDSON, WI, United States 04-15-15
    Kristen HUDSON, WI, United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Innocence?

    I count Dean Koontz as one of my favorite authors. This story was a huge let down and not at all up to par with his earlier books, such as Watchers. The story was full of flashbacks, however, not all flashbacks were important to the story line. Just as I was becoming intrigued by the present story line, a flash back was interjected, making me lose the anticipation and interest that was building up.


    What could Dean Koontz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Fewer flashbacks. I really didn't care for the structure of this book.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    MacLeod Andrews has a really great narrating voice. He's very pleasant to listen to.


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    Kimberly 04-06-15
    Kimberly 04-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb and thought provoking!"

    I had no expectations when I began this book. I only knew I was reading it, or listening to it rather, because I had enjoyed other books by Dean Koontz. I was entranced, and taken to a different arena of thought by the words contained in the book.

    Although I could state the plot, list the characters, and provide some explanation of what happens in the story, it would detract from the experience of you the listener.

    This book held my attention, and the narrator portrayed the characters well. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and look forward to reading more by Dean Koontz.

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    Peg Brown 01-23-15
    Peg Brown 01-23-15

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    "Great listen"

    loved it was disappointed when it ended. I will listen again I am sure.

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    katherine 01-22-15
    katherine 01-22-15 Member Since 2014

    Author (Alison Lorimer, Soul Thief Saga), mother and adventuress! Books are my passion.

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    "Dumb, overwritten and...... pointless."

    This is an exercise in using every word in the dictionary as an adjective. ... with no real point. idiocy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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