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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)

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    Lucretia 07-03-15
    Lucretia 07-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating Story!"

    I loved this book! The story was captivating from beginning to end, never a dull moment.

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    N. Smith 06-29-15
    N. Smith 06-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Intriguing! Suspense and wonder!"

    In the beginning it was a little hard to keep track of all the different story lines going on. In no time they all started to tie together. I enjoyed the story, though far fetched at times it was a great sci-fi thriller.

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    Brian D. Hawkins 06-27-15 Member Since 2014

    Blogger and business book reviewer for Success Reads.

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    "Imaginative story with a ton of adventure"

    Watchers is a fine example why Dean Koontz has been a best selling author forever. If you're an animal lover and want an imaginative story with a ton of adventure, you'll love Watchers.

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    Stephanie Leahy 06-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautiful and gripping"

    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.

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    Jim 06-25-15
    Jim 06-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Watered down for TV."

    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.

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    John Hanks 06-23-15
    John Hanks 06-23-15
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    "Delightful story"

    This was a delightful story and an easy listen. I will read more of this authors works.

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    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
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    Amanda L. Serra 06-19-15
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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.

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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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