But Chris' brilliant mother, a scientist, was killed in a car accident two years ago, and as the book opens his father, Steven Snow, is dying of cancer; Chris' protected life is about to change forever. We meet Chris as he is carefully preparing himself to go out in the late-afternoon sun to visit the hospital. In his last moments of life his father tells Chris he is "sorry" and that Chris should "fear nothing", cryptic words that Chris cannot really relate to.
Steven Snow's body is removed to the hospital basement for transport to the funeral home/crematorium, and when Chris goes downstairs for a final moment of farewell, he witnesses a frightening and clandestine encounter: the funeral director and another man Chris doesn't recognize are substituting the body of a hitchhiker for Steven Snow's body, which is being taken not to the crematorium but to some secret destination.
For Chris, this scene is the first intimation of a conspiracy that he will come to realize envelopes many of his townspeople. His parents knew of it and wanted to protect Chris from it. His best friend has had hints of something wrong because of the frightening nocturnal visitors that have come to his beach house. And the first person to try to explain to Chris what's going on, and warn him about the special danger he himself is in, will be hideously murdered.
©1998 Dean Koontz; (P)1998 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Szarabajka's reading, like Koontz's writing, sweeps listeners into the exciting adventure and keeps them rooting for the unlikely hero." (AudioFile)
Absolutely not. Possibly a Dean Koontz book but not with Keith Szarabajka as the narrator.
Cut out all the unimportant details that meant absolutely nothing to the story. The constant reference to a dog biscuit over and over. I began hitting the 30 seconds forward button and each time they were still talking about a dog biscuit. There was so much of that in this book. Very unrealistic reactions from a person that just found out his father died and was removed illegally from the hospital parking garage. If I'd had the day he had and showed up to my best friends house my conversation would be totally different. I wouldn't be talking about surf, the ocean and chicken nachos for 20 minutes. I still haven't gotten to the end because I'm bored to tears but I feel like I must since I paid for the book
The voice is like a deep voiced disc jockey in the late night hours that smokes 3 packs of cigarettes a day and is TRYING to sound sultry and sexy. His voice was so deep and monotone that it nearly put me to sleep. I hated the voice mostly when it was his best friend. Trying to sound like a surfer dude that's just smoked 2 joints. I found myself turning the radio way up just to keep me awake. I just wanted him to clear his throat and put some life into the story.
The scenes about the crematorium when they were kids meant nothing. The scenes about them swimming as kids and nearly freezing & drowning meant nothing.
I am amazed when I read that people thought this was a great book. One scene in particular is when Christopher goes to his best friends house and there was so much that had happened to him in such a short amount of time. There are crazy monkeys surrounding the home and Christopher takes off on his bike with dog into the foggy night alone. A normal person wouldn't leave into the night that way and a normal person wouldn't let their friend leave like that. Seriously now. It's just plain silly
Hard to imagine a more endearing cast of charachters. Still awating the third book in the series, bope Dean comes through.
If I could only have one DK book in my library, this is it.
Having read this book several times before, I was a bit leery of it as an audiobook. it was amazing. The narrator captured the tones of serious threat and emotional candor and real fear as well as the moments of whimsy and ridiculous (Orson's made up responses for instance) inherent in Christopher Snow's voice. Truly a good story told very well.
Typical Dean Koontz book in my opinion. Hard to get into but the ending is usually great. Really love the ending of this book but was very bored through the first half.
yes I would. I really enjoyed the story and the narrator had a great voice that was easy to listen too.
The monkeys in the house. Too creepy!
His calm sexy voice. Very easy to listen to.
The story is great, but the chapters in the book are out of sync with the chapters in the recording. Narration is good.
Great book to get lost in
The whole gang Including Orson and Mongo Jerry
Don't think I have, but HE WAS AMAZING. I will look for more of him as narrator.
was caught at the edge of my seat in a few places... even kept car running in parking lot to finish some chapters..
I read this set a long time ago and couldn't remember who the author was.. The story stayed with me and it took some time, but I hunted the story down and bought it the next day! It didn't disappoint even though I knew the ending.
Audiobook. The characters in Fear Nothing are well done. The lead, Christopher Snow, has a genetic disease that pretty much enables him to do what ever he pleases, so long as he is completely unexposed to all but the dimmest of light. He has a handful of friends that love him and basically, he’s a happy guy. Not a spoiler with that information, you’ll get that within the first few paragraphs. The remainder of the story involves the efforts of Snow to explain mysterious changes in the people and animals located in the small town of Moonlight Bay. Suspend beliefs, it’s science fiction. However, genetic manipulation is probably farther along than it was at the time this book was written. Although in typical Dean Koontz fashion, the story is presented in a manner to be spooky, the unknown capabilities of genetic science gives one pause.
Took me a while to get used to the narration of Keith Szarabaika. He worked hard at delivering the netherworld-scary rhythm … maybe a little too hard.
Personally, I found the ending a bit anticlimactic, and was hoping for more heroic efforts on the part of Christopher Snow and his band of friends. Ultimately he does not right the wrongs of others … no happily ever after scenario. Think the worst and you’re pretty close to the truth.
Ready for the next stage.
The surf addicted, closet millionaire, Bobby. Or maybe the bad ass girlfriend, with the unrevealed but intriguing past, Sasha. Who can choose!
Orson meeting Monkey Joe.
I would totally date Christopher Snow. He's the coolest.
It was a struggle to even finish listening to this story. I am a big Dean Koontz fan, but this one was just not good.
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