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77 Shadow Street Audiobook

77 Shadow Street

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Bear Man Lugoff, SC USA 02-13-12
    Bear Man Lugoff, SC USA 02-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Really Disappointing"

    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.

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    Lori A. Travis 02-11-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Big fan of Koontz - but not of 77 Shadow Street"

    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.

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    uly318 Kearney, MO, United States 02-11-12
    uly318 Kearney, MO, United States 02-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "So, so"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Performance was decent, but the story was lacking.


    Do you think 77 Shadow Street needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, didn't finish this one and would not buy a follow-up.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry Dean.

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    Wendy TEMPERANCE, MI, United States 02-08-12
    Wendy TEMPERANCE, MI, United States 02-08-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Honestly I just couldn't..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    Has 77 Shadow Street turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    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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    Robert New York, NY, United States 02-08-12
    Robert New York, NY, United States 02-08-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Dissapointing"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love Dean Koontz. I truly enjoy his protagonists. This might be a better read, but as a listen if found it meandering. I had trouble keeping up with the characters and for the most part, never really attached them. The performance was good if not perfunctory.


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    D. Giffen 02-08-12
    D. Giffen 02-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Hard to follow"
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Peter Berkrot?

    I have always been a Koontz fan but this one was hard to follow


    Has 77 Shadow Street turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Berkrot???s performances?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from 77 Shadow Street?

    Too many characters, there wasn't any time to develop a connection to any of them


    Any additional comments?

    I have always enjoyed Koontz but this one was hard to follow, couldn't connect to the characters. The only part of the book I enjoyed was toward the end, however, the ending was anti-climatic and I was disappointed.

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    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 02-07-12
    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Crazy Plot Line"

    I'm a Dean Koontz fan, but I gotta say this is not one of my favorites. Although performed very well, this may be one of those books better read then listened to. There were so many characters and players in the story I could not get invested in any one of them. Plot line was a bit all over the place too. Found myself skipping ahead and realizing I didnt really miss anything. Very dark. Sorry Dean, I look forward to your next book that hopefully has a strong hero and a brave dog.

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    Lisa 01-30-12
    Lisa 01-30-12 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A little disappointing."

    Not my favorite Koontz novel. I hate to say anything bad about one of my most favorite authors but this story seemed a bit jumbled and hard to follow.

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    Carmen Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada 01-28-12
    Carmen Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada 01-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't finish it"

    I am a big fan of Dean Koontz, but this book has just left me shaking my head. I walked away from it several times and came back to try again - but at about 3/4 of the way through I just can't spend another minute of my time trying to figure it out.
    There are just too many characters involved and they only have one tie - beyond that, they are all thrown together and the story just keeps jumping at random from one to another and in and out of different times. It's just way too confusing. I kept hoping something would happen that would pull it all together...but it just hasn't.

    Sorry Dean Koontz....this one was a bomb....

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    Nancy Chicago, Il, United States 01-26-12
    Nancy Chicago, Il, United States 01-26-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Too many characters!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love Dean Koontz. I have read almost everything he has written. There are so many characters and plot lines in this latest book that it is imopossible to latch on to any of them. It feels scattered and disorganized. Ultimately, I didn't care much about anybody at the Pemberton. Maybe next time he'll be back on his game. I was glad when it was over.


    Would you recommend 77 Shadow Street to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Too many characters and fragmented plot lines. Got hard to keep track of them. Felt like I needed a list of tenants of the building past and present.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Iris (the autistic girl) and her mother communicating through lines from Bambi.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

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