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Publisher's Summary

From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose.

Best-selling author Dean Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic, and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankind's darkest creation.

©2004 Dean Koontz; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Cross Lassie with E.T., add a touch of The Wolfen and a dash of The Godfather, and you get a sense of some of the ingredients in this supernatural thriller, which should move Koontz a notch closer to Stephen King's high-rent district." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Scott 06-20-15
    Scott 06-20-15
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    "Classic Koontz"

    Great book. Suspenseful throughout with great characters.
    Koontz at his best in this great book

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    Darren 06-20-15
    Darren 06-20-15
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    "Great story, great reader"

    My first Koontz book. Excellent first start. I will definitely read more from him. On to
    My next book

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    Amanda L. Serra 06-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Exciting and creepy"

    Intense story and engaging characters. A fast paced book that I didn't want to put down. The quality of the recording was okay, but seemed to have some kind of weird brittle sound to it. Sometimes it was distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele S. 06-10-15
    Michele S. 06-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have chosen a different narrator, or at least had that narrator change his reading style. Great literature it ain't, but the narration style killed it for me. He sounded like a 1940's movie, I don't like 1940's movies. There has to be a process where someone auditions the narrators, and someone thought he did a good job with that style. So I have to blame whoever okayed that. There was nothing wrong with his voice, it was actually quite nice. But almost everything the main male character said came out like, well, bad acting. I hate to criticize someone who put so much effort into something, but it ruined the book for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Watchers?

    For me it was when they found the sort of den the outsider had made for himself. It was very poignant - a creature created to kill and wreak havoc and terror, yet having feelings of loneliness and self loathing for how he was created.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reading could have been done with much more subtlety and evenness. Here were several characters who were introspective and even depressed, but he read them all with a high level of energy borderlining on belligerence.


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

    It was a movie, several times, and they messed it up. If the producers could refrain from "improving" it, or whatever it is they think they're doing to them, then yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The audiobook was discounted, and now I know why.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie 05-27-15
    Carrie 05-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "80's fiction with 20's narrator"

    The story is as 80s as you can get. Expensive cars, a beautiful shy female lead who becomes a person after learning the wonders of sex, a strong macho but sensitive protagonist who also happens to have the perfect background.

    It's great fun, but the narrator totally ruins it. I enjoyed the book, but buy a cheap used paperback if you want to read it. The writing is over the top alone, and the terrible matter-of-fact narration makes it laughable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    brittany 05-11-15
    brittany 05-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I wish it didnt end.."
    If you could sum up Watchers in three words, what would they be?

    My mother used to read this story when I was younger, I have been waiting a very long time to have my chance to do the same.
    Incredible. Exactly what I had hoped it to be and I wouldn't change ANYTHING about it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The incredible dedication to family is as true as it gets, in this book.
    The amount of sorrow and pain all characters in this book overcome during the entire story, is so relatable, and easy to feel emotions with.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I would say the great length each friend and even FOE went to protect the dog from living the rest of his life in a cage.


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

    yes, laugh anger and then cry. I wont say why though. you must read to find out yourself.


    Any additional comments?

    I promise, you wont be disappointed. never a dull moment.

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    Jon 04-13-15
    Jon 04-13-15
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    "Snap!!"

    Thank you... I laughed every time.

    Book was great, albeit a bit predictable. Definitely worth the time. Three more words.

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    andrea 03-27-15
    andrea 03-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    this one started off slow. I was wary of a story that centered around a dog because I was afraid it would get too mushy but Koontz seems to know his subject well and the book was just as suspenseful as others I've read from him. there were no surprise twists in Watchers just a good plot and we'll written scenes.

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    christa 02-09-15
    christa 02-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    I loved it! great story, well read. I cant wait to hear another Dean Koontz story.

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    Rick Jupiter, Florida, United States 01-30-15
    Rick Jupiter, Florida, United States 01-30-15 Listener Since 2001

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    "Koontz at his best!"

    Give me more, great stuff!
    I could use a series on this line.
    Rick O'Neill
    More more more ----- Thanks Dean

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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