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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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    Pauline Newark, OH, United States 03-01-12
    Pauline Newark, OH, United States 03-01-12
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    "Engaging"
    Where does 77 Shadow Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Shadow is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. I love Peter Berkrot's narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 77 Shadow Street?

    When Iris connected with Winnie.


    What about Peter Berkrot’s performance did you like?

    He is very pleasant to listen to. He brings life and uniqueness to the characters by changing his voice and adding emotion.


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    Gary P Parnham Vernon, CT 02-25-12
    Gary P Parnham Vernon, CT 02-25-12
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    "His Worst"
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Peter Berkrot?

    I'll have to think about it.


    What could Dean Koontz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Created a plot that wasn't stultifyingly boring.


    What aspect of Peter Berkrot???s performance would you have changed?

    Given him a better script


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not a one.


    Any additional comments?

    I have purchased and either read or listened to everything Koontz has written. I never even bothered to finish this abomination.

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    Roland West Brookfield, MA, United States 02-21-12
    Roland West Brookfield, MA, United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2002
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    "A rambling, disjointed, hard to follow mess."

    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.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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