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Winter Moon | [Dean Koontz]

Winter Moon

An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown - and unknowable.
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Publisher's Summary

Deepest night, Montana....
An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown - and unknowable.

Broad daylight, Los Angeles....
An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat.

Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one - living or dead - is safe.

©2007 Dean Koontz; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"[A] gripping parable about the real cost of "getting away from it all." (Publishers Weekly)
"Christopher Lane's pace perfectly captures the acute, restless fear that eventually encompasses all the characters." (AudioFile)

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    Sharon Parkland, PA, United States 11-03-08
    Sharon Parkland, PA, United States 11-03-08 Member Since 2008
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    "A little out there..."

    Although I enjoyed the listen it was a little predictable. Almost a "Scary Movie" type of book. You knew what was going to happen, you knew the charactor was going to open that door and you knew what was going to be behind it. The reader was excellent and it was a pleasure to listen. I had gotten away from Koontz for a few years now switching to a different author and decided to give him another try. It wasn't disappointing but also not one of his best. The last chapter was really unbelivable and out there. While I would tell you to listen I would also tell you that he has alot better ones to listen to.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Book Fan Virginia 05-27-09
    Book Fan Virginia 05-27-09 Member Since 2008

    Ima

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    "Don't waste your time"

    I am a Koontz fan, and I have read over a dozen of his books...this one is just plain dumb. Go read Fear Nothing, Seize the Night, Watchers, or Lightning instead.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    bookouri Commerce, GA, United States 12-16-13
    bookouri Commerce, GA, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Gave up after the first couple of hours"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I can't think of anything.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

    I keep trying because I have read a couple by the author that were ok.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Christopher Lane?

    Sure


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The first two hours was like the first two minutes of a "lifetime channel" show. "Leave it to Beaver" kitsch meets 1970's "Death Wish" LA. I'm serious, two hours for the obligatory hero cop, perfect wife, perfect kid, perfect people doing perfect things while being put upon by the imperfect, corrupted rest of society.


    Any additional comments?

    Granted, I couldn't make it past the TWO hour "lifetime movie" to get to the story, but I don't think there was really anything impressive or original to come.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Normal, IL, United States 07-09-08
    Cynthia Normal, IL, United States 07-09-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Winter Moon - Eerie"

    As eerie as a campfire tale come to life in the deepest woods, but with the author's signature joviality in times of peril.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Neva Clinton, TN, United States 12-03-09
    Neva Clinton, TN, United States 12-03-09 Member Since 2008

    Avid reader! Want fast paced, energetic thrillers. King/Koontz are favorites but finding more authors that are starting to rise to the top

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    "Never Disappointing"

    Loved it. Couldn't put it down.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    ron san antonio, TX, United States 05-30-11
    ron san antonio, TX, United States 05-30-11 Member Since 2010
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    "boring"

    this book is boring dont waste your time This was the first Koontz book I have read dont know if I will buy another on

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 05-03-14
    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 05-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "GREAT STORY"

    This one has aliens, dogs, fires, and winter in Montana. He must like Montana, several stories are set there. It is a good story with a few twists and turns. But then Koontz is very good at that. It's a good book, try it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl T. White Asheville, NC USA 04-24-14
    Cheryl T. White Asheville, NC USA 04-24-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Not his best"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    drawn out a little more than necessary. Certainly worth listening to for Christopher Lane's narration but the story line was a little unbelievable and didn't resolve well.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dean Koontz before, how does this one compare?

    This one is not as good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending.


    Could you see Winter Moon being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Definitely a mini-series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Springfield, MO, United States 04-07-14
    James Springfield, MO, United States 04-07-14 Member Since 2010

    New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.

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    "Published as Invasion in 1975 by Aaron Wolfe"

    EVERY FORTRESS HAD THE POTIENTIAL TO BECOME A PRISON.
    This was originally published in 1975, under the name "Invasion" and Koontz used the pseudonym Aaron Wolfe. This is only scary in the same vein that an Ira Levine book is scary. In one point in the book DK describes the writings of Blackmon and James as, HEAVY ON ATMOSPHERE AND LIGHT ON SUBSTANCE. I chuckled as I thought that was a great description of what I was hearing. In his own words here are some more descriptions of DK's early writing: BY THE TIME SHE ENDED A PARAGRAPH SHE COULD NOT RECALL A WORD OF IT. BEYOND BLANDNESS, NOTHING, NOTTA. EVEN THOUGH IT SEEM LIKE AN ETERNITY ONLY 5 SECONDS HAD ELAPSED.

    Koontz eventually become a great writer, but his early books are just not very good. Any book Koontz wrote after 2000 will be great, but avoid the 1980's and below.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George SANTA FE, NM, United States 03-13-14
    George SANTA FE, NM, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Scarey"

    Note to self: don't read a Dean Koontz book at night when alone in the house. It's good and scarey. Who knew Montana had such evil beasties? Where is the next one?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    hambledon, surrey, United Kingdom
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    "Winter Moon"

    Dean Koontz always delivers a well written story that is a great listen

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  • jennifer
    alfreton, United Kingdom
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    "WINTER MOON"

    Another great book from mr koontz,this poor family are trapped in a house in the middle of no where with a snow storm on the way and some strange spooky stuff going off in the woods,they are not alone gripping stuff

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