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The Voice of the Night | [Dean Koontz]

The Voice of the Night

No one could understand why Colin and Roy were best friends. Colin was so shy; Roy was so popular. Colin was nervous around girls; Roy was a ladies' man. Colin was fascinated by Roy - and Roy was fascinated by death. Then one day Roy asked his timid friend: "You ever killed anything?"
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Publisher's Summary

No one could understand why Colin and Roy were best friends. Colin was so shy; Roy was so popular. Colin was nervous around girls; Roy was a ladies' man. Colin was fascinated by Roy - and Roy was fascinated by death.

Then one day Roy asked his timid friend: "You ever killed anything?" And from that moment on, the two were bound together in a game too terrifying to imagine...and too irresistible to stop.

©2008 Dean Koontz; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Fearsome....terrifying." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    pap-pap Annapolis, Maryland 07-01-08
    pap-pap Annapolis, Maryland 07-01-08
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    "Another Koontz hit!!"

    I have always found Dean Koontz to be an entertaining writer. He does not fail to entertain the reader and kept me wanting to read more in this novel once again. Although he stretches a couple of the scenes to be unbelievable, he recovers to keep me involved in the story and at times I had difficulty stopping to return at a later time.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    JEMME Killeen, TX, United States 04-03-11
    JEMME Killeen, TX, United States 04-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Horrible narrator"

    The book wasn't so bad, but the narrator was agony! He read much too slow and too deliberately, sounded like he was reading a pre-school story to children...for 7 hours!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex yorba linda, CA, USA 04-12-09
    Alex yorba linda, CA, USA 04-12-09
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    "Disappointing"

    This was disappointing in 2 respects - first, it lacked the usual "Koontzian" flare (written in 1980); second, the narrator was annoying to me. If you're expecting a nailbiter, pass on this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 08-31-08
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 08-31-08 Member Since 2015

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "An unusual Koontz"

    An unusual Koontz. The characters are teens, there is no supernatural intervention, and there is (in this case thankfully) no dog. The narration was very good, and the story was interesting. This kept me involved in the story, but it was not Koontz at his best. There is a lot of setup followed by a swift conclusion. It was missing some of the high tension character development that Koontz does so well. It is still better than most in the genre.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 08-25-15
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 08-25-15

    And Buffalo George

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    "Yep -- it's Koontz...what's the name on the cover?"

    A Koontz book, but written under a pseudonym. Why do they do that? Are they embarrassed about a work? An unusual Koontz work, this one...the characters are teens, there is no supernatural intervention, and I thought it would be about the usual teen age angst of growing up. But, this book is about Psycho in making... It was suspenseful. That the main [teen] character was able to set up such a complex ending is a bit baffling; it made good reading anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 08-15-15
    Cynthia 08-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Was this really written by Dean Koontz?"

    A bully and a whiny friend. Too much talk of dead animals and naked woman.

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    C. Cochrane 06-21-09
    C. Cochrane 06-21-09 Member Since 2014

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    "Don't waste a credit on this one"

    This has to be the worst Dean Koontz story of all time. It was one of a very few that I hadn't read and I was very disappointed that it was so boring and sexually descriptive.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "not his best. predictable, poor voice. poor plot."

    an amateurish story with a slightly annoying voice actor. changing either one though would not help much. felt like this was written in a week.

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    "What an amazingly good, simple story"

    This was superb, very simple story but excellently read and I found myself gripped from start to finish.
    There are characters in this book that you will want to shake by the ears... there are others that you will want to give a big hug too... Really, really good

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