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Strangers Audiobook
Strangers
Written by: 
Dean Koontz
Narrated by: 
Dick Hill
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Strangers Audiobook

Strangers

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Publisher's Summary

They were strangers.....
A handful of people, from different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common - except fear.

They were victims....
Cold and stark, an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares.

They were chosen....
And they could not escape. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel - where the terrifying truth was waiting.

©2008 Dean Koontz; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"With its masterful blend of elements of espionage, terror, and even some science fiction, Strangers may be the suspense novel of the year." (Library Journal)
"The plot twists ingeniously...chilling." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Emily 02-25-13
    Emily 02-25-13
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    "Horrible reader, good story. Again, AWFUL reader."
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    I will avoid any books read by Dick Hill in the future. His delivery varies in volume too much. He YELLS then whispers, YELLS then whispers...it is extremely annoying. His female voices are atrocious, and his male character voices aren't much better. They do not show emotion and all have a New York/Brooklyn accent, though the reader does not and many of the characters are from California.


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

    Yes.


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    12-07-12
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    "Good suspense"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, because I liked it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the character development and the suspense.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Dick Hill is great. At first I didn't care for his voice, but it grew on me. He sounds very much like an old time radio newsman Paul Harvey. Great voice. Easy to understand.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed at times.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read. It is an older book than I realized, copyright 1986.

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    Dennis Augusta, WV, United States 08-27-12
    Dennis Augusta, WV, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2010

    Many explorations and adventures await!

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    "A Good Listen"
    Where does Strangers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed this book, pretty good story line and entertaining.


    Any additional comments?

    The mystery and momentum throughout the entire story kept me on the edge of my seat while driving. Of course Dick Hill is superb in his narrations as always.

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    Fred Newville, PA, United States 08-27-12
    Fred Newville, PA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic Koontz!"
    If you could sum up Strangers in three words, what would they be?

    engrossing, exciting, fantastic


    What other book might you compare Strangers to and why?

    Darkest Night of the Year because of the character developement


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

    Excellent ability to differentiate between characters.


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

    What fantastic, world changing experience did these folks share... and then forget?


    Any additional comments?

    Koontz is always a good investment of my monthly credits!

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    Bryan University Place, WA, United States 04-09-12
    Bryan University Place, WA, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Dick Hill Reads a Koontz Classic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Strangers to be better than the print version?

    This was the first Koontz book I read back when I was a teenager and I remember promising myself I'd revisit it later in life. So after listening to a bunch of Harry Bosch novels read by the great Dick Hill last year, imagine how psyched I was to see he narrated this 28-hour-plus classic! So yes, the print version is one of the all-time great Koontz books, but with Hill bringing to life the various characters (whom Koontz really really fleshes out) is a treat, indeed. I can't recommend this one enough!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the con-man, Jack (last name, I've already forgotten). He had such a tragic back-story but was such a bad-ass and such a key to the


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    I love the way he brought to life most of the characters, but the one that perhaps stands out is Dom's artist friend, Parker. I could sense the energy of the character the way Hill read him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, I wouldn't say that it made me laugh or cry, though there were a lot of emotions felt, from suspense to laughter to wonder and anger.


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    Louis Pretoria, South Africa 03-17-12
    Louis Pretoria, South Africa 03-17-12
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    "Not his best work"
    What did you like best about Strangers? What did you like least?

    It is as though the story had short bursts of action, and other parts where your mind tends to wonder off. Not as gripping as some of his other works.


    Would you recommend Strangers to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, unless you have lots of time. You should also concentrate all the time, as he tends to wonder off with the many characters. At times I was a bit lost in the story. Not sure who was who. Although it all comes together at the end, it takes a long time to get there.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Yes. Did not really like the voices of any females.


    Did Strangers inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, to concentrate all the time, or you could loose the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    Try something shorter. Pehaps abridged?

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    DONA 02-26-12
    DONA 02-26-12
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    "INTERESTING"

    Interesting -- a predictable plotoutcome with more than predictable suspense and some interesting character development. I did enjoy it. There were lots of twists and turns along the way to the resolution. The best part of the story's development was tying all the "Strangers" together to the other "Strangers". As I said, Interesting.

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    Mary STAFFORD, VA, United States 02-22-12
    Mary STAFFORD, VA, United States 02-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A little slow on the uptake"
    Would you listen to Strangers again? Why?

    I'm still listening to this one, I like it but again Dean jumps around alot and you have to pay real close attention to the characters. Now that I'm getting the jist of what is going on it is turning out to be a good one.


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    01-21-12
    01-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Masterwork of a story"

    This is a great story. There are many characters so be sure to listen carefully and memorize them as you go and you will enjoy it as much as i did. It is long, which is a plus in my opinion, but persevere and you will be richly rewarded. The scary part of this book is that its not as far fetched as you might expect from other works by this author and you find yourself wondering seriously if events such as take place in this book could really happen. If you are interested in government conspiracy and area 51 this is definitely going to draw you in.

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    Jennifer Aptos, CA, United States 01-10-12
    Jennifer Aptos, CA, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Long Story"

    If you like Science Fiction, you will enjoy this book. I found it to be extremely long and drawn out. Was a little disappointed with the ending, but overall, it was good entertainment. But I still love Dean Koontz novels, just not this one as much.

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