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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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    Jerrilynn 02-05-07
    Jerrilynn 02-05-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Odd Indeed"

    I loved this book. Odd Thomas has a great sense of humor. It's interesting to look at the world through the eyes of this psychic.

    I love the throw back to "6th Sense: I see dead people."

    The other characters in the story are just as alive as Odd, and you get a real feel for who they are, their quirks, and thoughts. That's what makes people real isn't it?

    I would recommend Odd Thomas to just about anyone that doesn't enjoy reading electronics manuals.

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    Lynn 02-03-07
    Lynn 02-03-07
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    "Great Book"

    I love the fact that this book is in first person - so while the narrator is reading, you feel like he is talking to you. PLUS, the delightful creative writing style of Dean Koontz makes the story fun to listen too. Time well spent!

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    Heather Austin, TX, USA 01-25-07
    Heather Austin, TX, USA 01-25-07
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    "Odd is wonderful"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. I couldn't help but like Odd Thomas. What an interesting character. I listened to this on a long cross country road trip with some friends. This was the favorite book of us all.

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    Clif Cedar Park, TX, USA 01-24-07
    Clif Cedar Park, TX, USA 01-24-07
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    "One of his best...."

    Excellent character development and, as usual, an incredible storyline.

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    Adrian E Bosworth 12-11-06 Member Since 2010
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    "great book"

    Suprisingly, since this is the first Koonzt book I've read...I was from the first few opening lines of narrative, very pleased, the narrator gives the story depth and is in absolute synergy and sympathy with its leading characters, adding believeability and truth to the tale.. This story is both quirky and touching in equal measure, in the most subtle and amusing of ways ... It draws the reader into the midst of Pico Mundo with its wit, plot and surprise .. I am now completely hooked on the Odd Thomas series...

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    Audrey wichita falls, TX, USA 11-23-06
    Audrey wichita falls, TX, USA 11-23-06
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    "Oddly Slow"

    I am a devoted fan to Dean Koontz. I had previously heard raving reviews about this book - so I purchased it. I loved the quirky personality of Odd Thomas; but I was surprised to be waiting for the action/suspense. Which I finally recieved in the end (good ending). This book is great and looks into the observation of everyone's natural weirdness; I just wished for a "little more" throught-out the rest of the book. However, I do plan on reading the sequel (Forever Odd); because I'm a devoted fan to Dean Koontz.

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    Amazon Customer 09-27-06 Listener Since 2003
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    "oddly enough"

    This is one of the good ones. Quirky, funny and even touching at times. Dean Koontz knows how to satisfy his readers. This one leaves one thinking about one's mortality in a good way; neither maudlin nor morose. The voice of the narrator took a bit of getting used to but after a while he seemed to endear himself and seemed to become Odd Thomas, which added to the enjoyment of the audio. If you like Dean Koontz you'll get your money's worth with this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John A. Beane Rancho Santa Fe, CA 08-17-06
    John A. Beane Rancho Santa Fe, CA 08-17-06 Member Since 2016
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    "Extremely Creative"

    This is an excellent and entertaining story. The reader's voice is perfect for this first person narrative. It completely fits the personality that you imagine for this very likable hero. The character development is excellent, regardless of whether they are dead or alive. (tease) This is a savory listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert cypress, TX, USA 08-14-06
    Robert cypress, TX, USA 08-14-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Ghost Story"

    Dean Koontz does an outstanding job developing a simply hero in an extremely supernatural world. The story is compelling and worth listening to.

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    Debbie Temecula, CA, USA 07-13-06
    Debbie Temecula, CA, USA 07-13-06
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    "I LOVE ODD THOMAS"

    DOES THE TRICK, TAKES YOU AWAY TO PICO MUNDO AND THE SWEET ODD THOMAS.

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