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Watchers

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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)

What Members Say

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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.


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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.

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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


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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


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    Barbara Udodow 09-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "My favorite Dean Koontz book!"
    Would you listen to Watchers again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this book and thought the narration was excellent! Read it and you won't be disappointed. Yes I have listened to it more than once!


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    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 08-28-14
    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.

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    "Klassic Koontz"

    A good mixture of mystery and magic. Just what Dean Koontz is noted for. Not as good as Mr Murder, but an interesting listen.

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    Amazon Customer 08-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Ok story with distracting narration"
    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator


    Any additional comments?

    This is an early Koontz book, and he has come a long way since then. I read this book when I was in high school in the '80s and enjoyed it. The story is still enjoyable, if dated now, but the narration is really distracting. The narrator has a deep voice with a limited range and little emotion. He sounds like a news anchor in his delivery.
    The story takes place in southern California but the narrator's pronunciation of the Spanish names is off. As a native Californian I find the mispronounced names annoying. I couldn't help but think of Les Nessman of the old WKRP in Cincinnati TV show and his butchering of foreign names.

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    alb 06-24-14
    alb 06-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story - Terrible Narrator"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Watchers has everything you want in a book - Suspense, a little horror and a wonderful love story. I love the relationship between Travis, Nora and especially Einstein. Every time I read this story I feel guilty when I discipline my dogs!


    What didn’t you like about J. Charles’s performance?

    I love Watchers. I have read the book six or seven times and thought I would give it a listen on audible. This narrator is so unsuited to the telling of this story that I almost quit listening. He sounds as if he's the Professor from Gilligan's Island and he's narrating a travel program.He has absolutely no feeling for the characters.


    If you could take any character from Watchers out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Eistein - Who wouldn't want to spend time with him?!


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't read the book - read it. It's such a wonderful book but if my only exposure to the story had been through this narrator, I wouldn't bother with it again.

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    Stephen Red Bluff, CA, United States 05-13-14
    Stephen Red Bluff, CA, United States 05-13-14 Member Since 2005

    You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis

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    "ONE OF KOONTZ's BEST"

    This wasn't the first time I've read this book and perhaps it won't be my last. Great dog story. Like the Plague Dogs, Watchers had a dog darn good ending. The only Koontz book I liked better is "Strangers". Enjoy.... Highly recommended light reading.

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    Ray 05-02-14
    Ray 05-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good read."

    I enjoyed the entire book except the part where then NSA is in charge of the investigation. Not true. The NSA has no police powers but don't let that stop u reading the book. I enjoyed it.

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