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Intensity Audiobook
Intensity
Written by: 
Dean Koontz
Narrated by: 
Kate Burton
Intensity Audiobook

Intensity: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Past midnight, Chyna Shepherd, 26, gazed out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Forman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed "homicidal adventurer", Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

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    Jeffrey United States 05-19-14
    Jeffrey United States 05-19-14
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    "A Must Buy"

    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.

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    Jon Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada 05-04-14
    Jon Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada 05-04-14
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    "bad quality"

    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.

    Avoid!

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    Lisa Freeland, PA, United States 04-18-14
    Lisa Freeland, PA, United States 04-18-14 Member Since 2015
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    "INTENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    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.

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    Deborah Winter Haven, FL, United States 05-30-13
    Deborah Winter Haven, FL, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome Read!"
    What did you love best about Intensity?

    The narrator


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    China Sheppard was an amazingly strong woman.


    What does Kate Burton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kate Burton brought China Sheppard's character to life. I was able to connect with her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    China Sheppard, untouched and alive........ The elks in the woods were awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    I am relatively new to audible books and because she was so awesome, I will look for books narrated by Kate Burton.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ANDRÉ ORLANDO, FL, United States 04-28-13
    ANDRÉ ORLANDO, FL, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2011

    I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.

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    "Intensely: gripping, fast pacing, addictive..."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    robin HENDERSON, NV, United States 02-14-13
    robin HENDERSON, NV, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "on the edge of your seat!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Intensity the most enjoyable?

    the story was great


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    definately a nail bitter


    Which scene was your favorite?

    her getting out of the chains


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    both, not much crying.


    Any additional comments?

    a must listen, this is a great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    stacy Sioux Falls, SD, United States 10-12-12
    stacy Sioux Falls, SD, United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Intensity was Intense"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Lynn DYER, AR, United States 09-07-12
    Lynn DYER, AR, United States 09-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Intense!!!!!!"
    If you could sum up Intensity in three words, what would they be?

    Intense....... Exciting..... Powerful....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Intensity?

    Chyna freeing herself from Vess's manacles.


    What about Kate Burton’s performance did you like?

    Her ability to help you develop the personality of the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Chynas determination. Funny how Vess was so full of himself that he really never seen what was coming. I know some people like that.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was hard to put down. I wanted to listen to it all the way through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Georzetta BETHLEHEM, PA, United States 05-21-12
    Georzetta BETHLEHEM, PA, United States 05-21-12

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    "Always Worth a Listen"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Beth SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 03-04-12
    Beth SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 03-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Thrilling!"
    What did you love best about Intensity?

    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!


    What about Kate Burton’s performance did you like?

    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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