Enter the world of the Pendleton: The original owner became a recluse - and was rumored to be more than half mad - after his wife and two children were kidnapped in 1896 and never found. The second owner suffered a worse tragedy in 1935, when his house manager murdered him, his family, and the entire live-in staff....
Craftsmen and laborers working on renovations disappear or go mad....
For years, the Pendleton is a happy place, until a bad turn comes again....
Voices in unknown languages are heard in deserted rooms, everywhere and nowhere....
Disturbing shadows move along walls but have no source....
Images on security monitors show strange places that exist nowhere in the building or its grounds....
A young boy talks of an imaginary playmate - who turns out to be terrifyingly real....
A figure like a man but clearly inhuman is glimpsed in the courtyard gardens at night and in other locales, perhaps a hoaxer of some kind, seemingly oblivious of those who see it - until it suddenly takes an interest in one of them....
©2011 Dean Koontz (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I am a fan of Koontz but this book is nothing like his usual effort. All the Odd Thomas books were my favorites but I think I've read all of the author's books and enjoyed most of them. This one doesn't hold my attention and it is an effort to finish it.
I like Koontz and the narration was super. But this was way too much like the final Frankenstein. Koontz could have gotten the story told in a much shorter time.
It could have done half the time
Shadow is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. I love Peter Berkrot's narration.
When Iris connected with Winnie.
He is very pleasant to listen to. He brings life and uniqueness to the characters by changing his voice and adding emotion.
I'll have to think about it.
Created a plot that wasn't stultifyingly boring.
Given him a better script
Not a one.
I have purchased and either read or listened to everything Koontz has written. I never even bothered to finish this abomination.
I think this may be the first book of Dean Koontz’s that I did not like. There are simply too many characters too follow, and it takes far too long to get going. To be brutally honest, if this wasn’t written by Dean Koontz, I would have stopped listening after the first 3 hours and the story hadn’t gone anywhere yet. However, I did finish the entire book and I thought the ending was fairly good, but I was still very unsatisfied with the story as a whole.
I have so enjoyed novels by Dean Koontz over the years. Many of his novels are brillant, touching,inspirational and enteraining. For me, this one was, well, just terrible. Very choppy and it comes across like the plot is trying too hard. I had to stop listening to the story. I am still a big fan but this one just did not work for me.
I keep coming back with great excitement to each Dean Koontz book. This one was hyped so much and made me think it would take me back to the good ol' days of Mr. Koontz. I was sadly mistaken. I had a hard time finishing the novel. It did not draw me in and the narrator was in my mind (ears) irritating. I am going to wait for others to read (listen) to future Koontz books before I buy them. Very dissapointing.
I had a hard time getting into this one. I've read most of his works, but the last couple of books I quit reading half way through.
Performance was decent, but the story was lacking.
No, didn't finish this one and would not buy a follow-up.
I really don't know who this book would be for, maybe hardcore Koontz fans. I generally like Koontz, but I couldn't get into it.
Yes, the narration seemed as slow as the book. I tried several times to start again, pick back up, just couldn't do it.
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