Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive, until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess' next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl, as moment by moment, the terrifying threat Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
©1995 Dean Koontz; (P)1995 Random House, Inc. Random House AudioBooks, a division of Rnadom House, Inc.
"The most viscerally exciting thriller of the year." (Publishers Weekly)
"Intensity chills the reader to the core and establishes Koontz as a master." (Associated Press)
I listened to this several years back when I checked it out from a library (old days of tapes) and felt it was time to listen again. It was just as good this time and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the book. Great reader and great story.
I was not able to listen, since the quality is terrible. Sounds like she is talking down a hallway. Im sure the book is good, but I wouldnt know since I cant listen to it.
Loved it. The book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The narrator was a little annoying but I got over it because the book was so good. A must listen/read. I couldnt wait to get into my car to go to work to listen to the book. I finished it a little too fast.
China Sheppard was an amazingly strong woman.
Kate Burton brought China Sheppard's character to life. I was able to connect with her.
China Sheppard, untouched and alive........ The elks in the woods were awesome.
I am relatively new to audible books and because she was so awesome, I will look for books narrated by Kate Burton.
I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
There are two main reasons why this book is great-- the good girl, China, and the bad boy, the monster killer. When their paths collide, they sparkle and roar and catch fire...
Intensity, that's how the bastard lives and how the book turns to ashes.
the story was great
definately a nail bitter
her getting out of the chains
both, not much crying.
a must listen, this is a great book
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This was a good book. It was very detailed- maybe a bit tooo detailed at times (I was working while I listen to it and would get busy so I would rewind it to see what I missed and it was usually nothing) but it was worth a read! It kept you wondering what was going to happen next and I enjoyed it.
Intense....... Exciting..... Powerful....
Chyna freeing herself from Vess's manacles.
Her ability to help you develop the personality of the characters.
Chynas determination. Funny how Vess was so full of himself that he really never seen what was coming. I know some people like that.
This book was hard to put down. I wanted to listen to it all the way through.
This was not one of my favorites of Koontz's work. A bit too violent for my taste but it held my interest until the very end. I don't think I'll listen again but it was worth the money.
I could not stop listening to this book! It sucked me in immediately and truly was INTENSE. My first Koontz novel and I'll be checking out more!
Loved the way she switched narration between Edgler Vess and Chyna Shephard - she really captured the essence of the book and those characters.
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