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.
"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)
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.
yes, because I liked it.
the character development and the suspense.
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.
I laughed at times.
Good read. It is an older book than I realized, copyright 1986.
Many explorations and adventures await!
I enjoyed this book, pretty good story line and entertaining.
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.
engrossing, exciting, fantastic
Darkest Night of the Year because of the character developement
Excellent ability to differentiate between characters.
What fantastic, world changing experience did these folks share... and then forget?
Koontz is always a good investment of my monthly credits!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Did not really like the voices of any females.
Yes, to concentrate all the time, or you could loose the plot.
Try something shorter. Pehaps abridged?
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.
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.
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.
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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