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.
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.
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!
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
I FELT UNMASKED, UNCLOTHED, NAKED
A lot of similarities in this with Odd Thomas. The goblins feed on fear and bad vibes. Had Koontz just wrote this story it could have been great. Instead he tried to be Fitzgerald or some classic writer. He is very descriptive and everything is described in three different ways. The love scene might make you gag. I stayed with it for almost eleven hours, cause I wanted to know how the story ended or the problem was solved. When part 2 started and Koontz got even more flowery, I could not stand it anymore. This is early Koontz and in my opinion all early Koontz should be avoided, while later Koontz should be treasured.
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
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 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.
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!
enjoyed this book .liked the narrator also.ive read a lot of deans books and always enjoy them.i first read this years ago but saw it on audible and decided to have a listen realised id forgotten a lot of the story.so like a new book to me
Keeps you on your toes, keeps you guessing too, other well written book by Dean Koonz
"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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