They're out there....
Lurking in the darkest shadows of an eerie, moonlit carnival. Feeding their twisted needs with human suffering - and fiendishly plotting the downfall of the human race.
They're out there....
But don't scream. They'll hear you.
©2008 Dean Koontz; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
My wife and I spend countless hours on the road. Dean Koontz almost always delivers. This particular book is one of those occasions where he gets it right. There are some mature chapters in the book so younger listeners may be discouraged but I would say this is a gripping tale from his earlier days and it will keep you up while pulling and all nighter.
Once again a knock out punch from Koontz! This sort of was along the lines of Water for Elephants, well in is Dean Koontz sort of way. It is really good!
If you like Mr. Koontz' Odd Thomas series, you will like this. Without doubt this book served as the authors inspiration for Odd Thomas. Certainly the Odd Thomas series has received more attention and is more popular. Nonetheless, there is no doubt this is similar.
The narrator is excellent and enjoyable. I would recommend reading this while awaiting for the next in the Odd Thomas series.
Wow what a good Book!
The books starts out interesting but a little slow. It is kind of like how the cars on a roller coaster are pulled slowly up the first big hill.
The last two thirds of the book is a total horror ride!
The story takes place on the east coast (USA) in 1963-1964. The book was first published in 1985
this has been my least favorite Dean Koontz book. I can see some similarities between the character in this book (Slim McKenzie) and Koontz's newest character, Odd Thomas.
I'm pretty sure that this book was one of Koontz's earlier books, and it was only recently recorded for audio. I've also decided I'm not a fan of the narrator, as he doesn't seem to do the character(s) any justice. So, in turn I've decided to not download the next newest release with the same narrator. It'll be the only Koontz book that I have not downloaded from audible.com.
I'd pick almost any other Koontz book over this one. Okay story, bland narrator, download Whispers or Intensity instead.
I'm a fan of Dean Koontz but i couldn't make it through the first 1/2 hour of this book due to the terrible narration. If you're a Koontz fan save your credits and try another title.
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
I really enjoyed listening to this Dean Koontz book.
The plot was well maintained and had a steady pace.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating was because the "sci-fi" aspect of the novel threw me off ground a couple times. But overall great quality novel and good narration.
This book takes you places you never thought of. Dean Koontz brings you characters that explain much of the evil in this world. But with it always the good gifted folk that can battle the evil forces. A truly good story! Keep them coming Mr. Koontz!
I am a Koontz fan and have a dozen of his books in audio form. I can't tell if he was going for penny novel atmosphere or it was written in 1987 when he was not very good but I found it long, predictable and boring. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.
This is more a gripping thriller than a scary horror story.
The story is about a young man with the ability to see some people in their true form as evil "goblins" in human disguise. He stalks and kills them and takes refuge with other variously gifted misfits. As the goblins begin to recognise him as a threat, he gradually learns of their evil plans for the downfall of humanity. Although hopelessly outnumbered, he must take the war to the goblins...
The plot is imaginative, well paced and in parts very tense. The characters are very convincing and I really found myself caring what happened to them. Highly recommended.
"Absorbed, Hooked, ITS FAB!!!!!"
My first Dean koontz Book and definately not my last. loved every minute of it from start to finish. Highly recomend it!
"Dean Koontz needs an editor"
This book is hard going. Koontz doesn't use a sentence to describe something when he can use a paragraph instead. Two out of every three sentences could be trimmed from this book and it would lose nothing in the edit. I kept finding myself wanting to yell "Okay, okay, I get the picture, get on with the story!" The premise underlying the story itself is weak and undeveloped. It's like something you'd expect from a hastily drafted Stephen King novel. This is my second and last Koontz book.
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