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Odd Apocalypse Audiobook
Odd Apocalypse
Written by: 
Dean Koontz
Narrated by: 
David Aaron Baker
Odd Apocalypse Audiobook

Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Dean Koontz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Tess64 Texas 09-07-12
    Tess64 Texas 09-07-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Painful"
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or David Aaron Baker?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

    I love Dean Koontz .....don't know what happened here. Probably.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Learned some new superfluous descriptive words. Lol


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Portland, Michigan, United States 09-06-12
    Matthew Portland, Michigan, United States 09-06-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Nice book But Doesn't Advance the Characters"
    If you could sum up Odd Apocalypse in three words, what would they be?

    NO Character Advancement


    Would you recommend Odd Apocalypse to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, though it doesn't really advance the main plot of the series, the story is still good.


    Which character – as performed by David Aaron Baker – was your favorite?

    Odd of course.


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

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Ann Arbor, MI, USA 09-05-12
    Heather Ann Arbor, MI, USA 09-05-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Disappointing"
    What did you like best about Odd Apocalypse? What did you like least?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by David Aaron Baker – was your favorite?

    Odd Thomas is the reason I have listened to all 5 books.


    Could you see Odd Apocalypse being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    icaremore 09-05-12
    icaremore 09-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Hugh fan of Odd, but this one left me perplexed..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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


    What was most disappointing about Dean Koontz???s story?

    It felt unfinished. and just seemed to ramble with little development.


    Have you listened to any of David Aaron Baker???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, his performances are A1. This was Koontz's mess.


    Was Odd Apocalypse worth the listening time?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Riverside, CA, United States 09-04-12
    James Riverside, CA, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Odd space and time"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Odd Apocalypse to be better than the print version?

    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.


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

    You never know how Odd-Man is going to get out of each difficult situation.


    What does David Aaron Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His range of voices lets you know who is talking and their mood and attitude.


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

    The discovery of the bodies and their condition.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    staci 09-04-12
    staci 09-04-12
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    "A good story with interesting characters"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Odd Apocalypse to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version but listening to a story always seems to bring it more to life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the characters


    Which character – as performed by David Aaron Baker – was your favorite?

    My favorite character in this series will always be Odd Thomas and David Aaron Baker did a great job of bringing him to life.


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 09-03-12
    Susan 09-03-12
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    "Time traveling serial killer - really?"
    What disappointed you about Odd Apocalypse?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

    Absolutely!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JohnB WILLIAMSBURG, VA, United States 09-03-12
    JohnB WILLIAMSBURG, VA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Odd is still Fun to Read!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Treg Moscow, ID, United States 09-03-12
    Treg Moscow, ID, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2000
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    "Slow start but it does finish"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Seemed to take too long developing the story.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dean Koontz before, how does this one compare?

    This was not my favorite Odd book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one with the big guy with the cold sore.


    Could you see Odd Apocalypse being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The end was a bit confusing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan Spring Grove, PA United States 09-03-12
    Bryan Spring Grove, PA United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2012

    I like audio books.

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    "Every bit as good as the others, but stranger"
    What did you love best about Odd Apocalypse?

    A fine addition to the stories and memoirs of Odd Thomas. Not any worse or better than the other volumes, but strangely new and interesting to pull you along this wonderful character's story.


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

    Edge of your seat tensity, along with some adventure and new feelings of weirdness for Odd.


    What about David Aaron Baker’s performance did you like?

    To me, David Aaron Baker is Odd Thomas.


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

    I just couldn't stop listening, going out of my way to keep the earphones in!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • El
    United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Odd bliss"

    So another odd Tomas book

    And another great story.

    The thing I love about odd Thomas books is you don't have to try to hard.

    It's all so well written without over complicating the plot or adding loads of unimportant characters, who's name I can never remember.

    Don't get me wrong I do love the game of thrones books and other books that want to describe every inch of a room.

    But sometimes you want to just chill out and relax in to a book.

    And all the odd Thomas books do this with ease. Some may say the plot doesn't really explain all that happens but life isn't always explained, and as the books are from odd Thomas's veiw, he can't explained everything.

    The book is full of odds wit and you can't help chuckle to your self ( even though people look at you as off your nuts, while your on the train)

    I Totaly recommend this book of your looking for a couple of days off, after a 20hr epic book.

    But for me now im back to concentrating on another epic, but will be looking out for the next odd Thomas (relax) book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • N. Burns
    Oxford. UK
    5/13/15
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    "Odd apocalypse"

    Really well read, story was good, seemed a little padded out in places. Not quite as good as the other Odd books but still worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol Whitlock
    Shildon, Durham, GB
    3/1/15
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    "Excellent!!"

    Very enjoyable book. Even better than I expected, David Aaron Baker is superb with his narration. I'll be looking for more read by him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Allen
    Birmingham, UK
    11/22/12
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    "Lacks the Koontz magic"

    An abrupt start, bland storytelling - is this even by the same man that brought us Odd Thomas, Lightning, False Memory, or By The Light Of The Moon? I'm having a hard time getting into this story, I keep listening knowing what the author is capable of, but I'm already at chapter 12 and...



    Come on, Mr Koontz, I know you can do so much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dana
    United Kingdom
    10/29/12
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    "Argh. So tedious."

    Having read all of the other Odd books, I was so looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, it was bad. Bad!! The entire first hour seemed to be a long, meandering, pointless over-description of the stupid house, grounds, and sky. Too much internal monologue and boring, abstract conversation, there really wasn't much to recommend about it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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