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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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    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.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Jupiter, Florida, United States 01-30-15
    Rick Jupiter, Florida, United States 01-30-15

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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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    Jacob 01-11-15
    Jacob 01-11-15
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    "This was my first audio book and I loved it!"
    Where does Watchers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the first audiobook I've ever listened to and I really enjoyed it.


    Have you listened to any of J. Charles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I thought J. Charles did a great job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ig ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON, United States 12-15-14
    Ig ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON, United States 12-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Something is wrong with the audio"
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or J. Charles?

    Probably. I didn't get through this one due to poor audio.


    Would you recommend Watchers to your friends? Why or why not?

    I didn't get through this one due to poor audio.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of J. Charles?

    I can't imagine that the poor audio was the narrator's fault. It sounded like one of those clipped computer voices at automated call centers. It was difficult to listen to.


    Could you see Watchers being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I didn't get through this one due to poor audio.


    Any additional comments?

    Fix the audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Larry 11-15-14
    Larry 11-15-14
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    "Too Fast"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Watchers to be better than the print version?

    The audio edition was a disappointment. J Charles performance was too fast. I could not relax and listen, I found myself concentrating in order to keep up.


    Would you be willing to try another one of J. Charles’s performances?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 09-09-14
    Ben 09-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Reader Ruined this book for me"
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or J. Charles?

    I had been reading this book and bought the Audible copy so I could listen and read. This was a mistake as the readers voices for the characters is horrible. He makes everyone sound either stupid or disinterested.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dean Koontz? Why or why not?

    I think I would but maybe not the audible version. Definitely not by J.Charles. I am guessing Dean Koontz has not listened to this version.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    really bad voices -- makes every sound stupid or hickish


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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