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Odd Thomas Audiobook

Odd Thomas

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Publisher's Summary

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

Maybe he has a gift, maybe it's a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.

A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd's deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15.

Today is August 14.

In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares, and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.

©2003 Dean Koontz; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, A Division Of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Once in a very great while, an author does everything right, as Koontz has in this marvelous novel....This is Koontz working at his pinnacle." (Publishers Weekly)
"A curious mixture of whimsy, gentle humor, and horror...It is the casual weirdness on display here, rife with bodachs and other signs of a Vonnegut-style fancifulness, that gives Odd Thomas its principal appeal." (The New York Times)
"This quirky and touching story of a 20-year-old short order cook with paranormal abilities is spun with stylistic grace by Dean Koontz, and read in an innocent, unaffected style by David Aaron Baker." (AudioFile)

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    Larry M Sodus Point, NY 05-21-07
    Larry M Sodus Point, NY 05-21-07 Member Since 2011

    Love mystery, Favs-Clancy, King,

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    Great Koontz. Great for my commute. I want more.

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    John Keith Marietta, GA, USA 05-04-07
    John Keith Marietta, GA, USA 05-04-07
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    "Boring Thomas"

    I wouldn't consider this one of Dean's better efforts. Very cliched as far as the modern horror novel is concerned. I can tell Dean goes to a lot of Hollywood's PG-13 horror fair that's in vogue right now. Try something else before considering this one

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    mrw180 05-04-07
    mrw180 05-04-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Odd Thomas"

    This was a very good book if you have an interest in the supernatural, or just want to root for the underdog! I've listened to next book in the series already and can't wait to get the third.

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    Questis 05-01-07
    Questis 05-01-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Love it!"

    This is my second listen to Odd Thomas and I love this series! The first book always makes me cry!

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    Morgan Rosamod, CA, United States 04-05-07
    Morgan Rosamod, CA, United States 04-05-07 Member Since 2007
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    I listen to all three in reverse order and they where all excellent

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    Leona Morgan 04-05-07
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    I listen to all three in reverse order and they where all excellent

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    Diane Carnes 03-27-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Odd Thomas"

    I've listened to all of the "Odd" books. I really like this guy and his adventures. You go Dean!

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    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 03-25-07
    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 03-25-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Rediscovered Koontz"

    It's been a long time since I've read anything of Koontz's, and this is the first audiobook of his I've listened to. This book reminded me what a great storyteller he is, and the narrator did a wonderful job of bringing the main character to life. The story grabbed my attention and held it to the end.

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    Suzanne H 02-26-07
    Suzanne H 02-26-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Not for me"

    I purchased this audiobook because it was highly recommended from a friend who listened with his girlfriend. They both loved it and found themselves on the edge of their seats listening to it. But I did not enjoy it at all. I found the reader hard to listen to - he just didn't sound like the character at all. And the story dragged on about things for which I could not see the importance. So don't take my word for it, you might love it. It's just not for me.

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    Matthew Douglas, MI, United States 02-10-07
    Matthew Douglas, MI, United States 02-10-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Koontz Rockz"

    Really enjoyed it.

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