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)
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I have been a longtime fan of Koontz, and Watchers was always one of those books that I wanted to read, but didn't get around to it until now. I was disappointed. The story starts off well, but then the characters kind of fall apart, story threads don't lead anywhere, and the dog character becomes more and more of a cartoon character.On top of it all, I really really disliked the narrator for this book.
No, I rarely listen or read a book more than once.
Too many questions in this survey
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
Typical type of Koontz story but the best of his work that I have dabbled in. The book is really well written and I did enjoy it much more than I expected to but it is just not my favorite genre. If you like Koontz this is a good one for you.
It is not better, both are great...each has it positives...I recommend reading it first...then listening to the audio version...I had read my print copy long ago...it was great to revisit it again and catch what I missed or forgot the first time thru....
The Distemper part...being a dog lover...hard but memorable part of the book.
Great novel...one of Koontz best...if you are a dog lover, horror/suspense book lover, or just want to hear a really great story...give this one a try...you won't be disappointed.
I have read this book a few times now in print and audio and it is always a pleasure. I love the Einstein character and makes me love and appreciate my golden retriever more every time I read this book (even though she is the complete opposite of Einstein). Whenever I start this book anew I start off not so much liking the main characters and end up loving them by the end of the book. The supporting characters are interesting and well written. There is even a stand out character that makes a short appearance. She is a spunky little girl who is so well written I would love it if he were to write a book just on her character.
I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially if you are a Koontz fan, love dogs, like action stories, or basically anyone who can read :) I have talked to other people who have read this book and the response is always the same that it is one of, if not Koontz's best work.
The main characters, including the dog are so lovable. As the plot thickens and twists about, the characters grow and come into their own. The story is so detailed it becomes believable. Could this happen? Is it happening...somewhere?
It's like Frankenstein meets Benji-ish, with a Koontz twist.
He is always great, and this was another dead-on performance!
The dog because he's still man's best friend, and yet he has a human awarenes,intelligence, and yet.... Better.
This was so enjoyable, with adventure, love, friendship, and thought provoking. Koontz dares to write these awesome plots that challenge us to not be quite so naive, or even to challenge our apathy.
I have read a BUNCH of Koontz books. I am always shocked that he can come up with SO MANY ideas for stories! But they all differ from one another in wonderful ways. This book was much more fun and fanciful than some of his others.
Koontz has a way of making his Dark, DARK, and his Light, LIGHT. In this one, I didn't feel the Dark characters were quite as bad as in other books.
The narrator did a great job. I love when a male narrator does female voices in such a subtle ways that I always picture a woman. You could almost sense that the narrator enjoyed the story as much as I did!
I've noticed he enjoys using dogs as characters in his stories a few times. If it would be all the time, I think it would bother me. But this was fun.
I think what I like is that Koontz always redeems hope out of horror.
Life is often that way.
Intense, interesting, good
It is coming with one purpose, to kill, and nothing will stop it.
I've read the print version 3 or 4 times. This is in my opinion one of the best novels by Dean Koontz. It was great experiencing it again in a new way. The narrator was quite good. Although this book is so old it's WAY pre cellphone, pre Internet, complete with KBG and Soviets! And with all that its a timely story, the underlying theme of whether we should do something just because we've figured out how to. Can or should man play God?
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