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
"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)
As a dog lover, i was hooked by the description. the narrator sounds a little like a newscaster, but this actually fits perfectly with some of Koontz's dry humor and style of writing, which is like that of a factual report. The characters all have distinct voices, which sometimes were a little over the top, but mostly they worked wonderfully. You quickly get used to it.
The story was uplifting, thought-provoking, surprising and genuinely original. I am definitely going to read more by this author.
I felt like I was watching a HBO made for TV movie. The kind where they only show a glimpse or two of the monster and he's not real scary.
For me there wasn't enough time spent on describing the monster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The audiobook was discounted, and now I know why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
yes, laugh anger and then cry. I wont say why though. you must read to find out yourself.
I promise, you wont be disappointed. never a dull moment.
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