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)
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.
Blogger and business book reviewer for Success Reads.
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.
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.
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