Audie Award Nominee, Best Thriller/Suspense Category, 2013
Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria.
In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.
A harrowing taste of Roseland’s terrors convinces Odd that it’s time to hit the road again. Still, the prescient Annamaria insists that they’ve been led there for a reason. Just how deep and dreadful are the mysteries Roseland and her masters have kept for nearly a century? And what consequences await whoever is brave, or mad, enough to confront the most profound breed of evil? Odd only knows. Like his acclaimed creator, the irresistible Odd Thomas is in top-notch form - as he takes on what may well be the most terrifying challenge yet in his curious career.
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Dean Koontz is amazing with stories, blending humor, suspense, and things that just boggle the imagination; this new Odd Thomas book uses it all. Koontz captures you in the beginning and holds you in his spell. Odd Apocalypse, is certainly a can't put it down kind of book!
The story of Odd apocalypse highly imaginative with science fiction, fantasy, and love stories all mixed into a somehow believable tale of the unknown. Hints of possible convergences with other Koontz characters tempt the imagination.
Of course, Odd with his singular wit and personality is always going to be my favorite character; he is so well realized that I feel I actually know him as a person. That said I was very intrigued with the appearances of Nikola Tesla, and in a form not usual for Odd.
I would have loved to be able to listen to Odd Apocalypse from start to finish, but with four children at home, that just doesn't work as well as I wish it did! Still, at every chance I could find I was listening and loving it!
One of the best things about the Odd Thomas books is that each can be read as it's own book and does not rely on knowledge of all the previous books, but . . . I believe if you haven't read them, you will want to once you have read this or any other Odd Thomas book!
I probably will. I usually listen to all of them twice.
Well, by the time I got to the ending, I was kinda glad it was over. This was not my favorite Odd adventure.
I love DAB, he IS Odd Thomas. He always does an outstanding performance.
Not really, as stated earlier, a little bummed about this one.
It's still decent of course, after all it is Odd Thomas!!
I love Dean Koontz and have read 95% of his books and all of the Odd Thomas series. Too many flowery words! A looooong drawn out story that could have been condensed to a good 10 page short story. The narration was good.
I love Dean Koontz .....don't know what happened here. Probably.
Learned some new superfluous descriptive words. Lol
NO Character Advancement
Yes, though it doesn't really advance the main plot of the series, the story is still good.
Odd of course.
Again, I liked this book, but we learn nothing of Anna Marie or what she's there for. We learn nothing more of what Odd Thomas will have to do for her. The story is great, the narration great, but this book doesn't really fit in the series very well. It feels like a filler while we wait for the real next novel in the series where he gets back to telling us what matters.
I liked the relationship between Tim (the boy) and Odd the most. It seemed real and earnest. I disliked the slowly developing first half of the book. It appears Mr. Koontz was trying to flex some scene-setting muscle and delay the meat of the story for his own amusement until he was satisfied with the tease.
My next listen will be some faster paced mystery (e.g., Sandford, Baldacci maybe) or a higher quality story telling (e.g., Harry Bosch). At these prices, I need a quality experience.
Odd Thomas is the reason I have listened to all 5 books.
No chance for TV series. Its a one and done story. As for a movie, it's not a story I'd pay to see again.
Ultimately, the story had great potential but was not carried through as the other Odd books are. I felt sure the book was unfinished and kept looking for another download that would finish the book. It was flat. This is very unusual for Koontz and this series. I was waiting for book five for some time and was very disappointed. I enjoyed every previous release of the Odd series and absolutley loved
It felt unfinished. and just seemed to ramble with little development.
Yes, his performances are A1. This was Koontz's mess.
To me, the audio edition brings the characters to life better than the print version. The change in tone of the reader'a voice adds excitement and keeps my interest at a peak.
You never know how Odd-Man is going to get out of each difficult situation.
His range of voices lets you know who is talking and their mood and attitude.
The discovery of the bodies and their condition.
I have not read the printed version but listening to a story always seems to bring it more to life!
I liked the characters
My favorite character in this series will always be Odd Thomas and David Aaron Baker did a great job of bringing him to life.
I truly love, love, love Dean Koontz and have read everything but the latest "Frankenstein" book, which was so totally out there I was unable to finish reading it.
It was the same with "Odd Apocalypse." Koontz took a plausible premise and took it so far out of the realm of reality that it became unreadable - or listenable, if that's a word. I put the book down about 1/3 of the way through. Life is too short to listen to bad books.
Odd is a strange name for a strange guy--one who has become one of my favorite series characters. If you like Dean Koontz's "Odd" series, this one should not disappoint. Part of the enjoyment of reading books that are part of a series is that the actions and interactions of the main character(s) can often be more important than the story. Even though there are some negative comments about this book, trust me: if you like our friend Odd, you'll like this latest book. Personally, I thought the story was pretty strong, too, so give it a try.
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