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Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5 | [Dean Koontz]

Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

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.
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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, Inc.

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    smcinnis 08-27-12
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    "Not his best, but good"
    What did you love best about Odd Apocalypse?

    I was waiting for the next episode of Odd, but maybe I was too anxious. It was good, but not as good as the others.


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

    The plot dragged for a while, but ended well.


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

    He is able to portray Odd's humility, and humour quite effectively.


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

    I enjoyed the book, but Dean Koontz has done a lot better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Warner springs, Ca, United States 08-27-12
    Mary Warner springs, Ca, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    What would have made Odd Apocalypse better?

    a plot


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Iron druid series


    Would you listen to another book narrated by David Aaron Baker?

    yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    last three books i read of dean koontz have been flat. Lost his touch.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl metairie, LA, United States 08-27-12
    Cheryl metairie, LA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "100% better than last release"
    What three words best describe David Aaron Baker’s performance?

    Very smooth listening. Easy on the ear.


    Do you think Odd Apocalypse needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I always look forward to a follow-up on ODD.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Burnt River, ON, Canada 08-27-12
    Ann Burnt River, ON, Canada 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Listen!"
    Where does Odd Apocalypse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Odd and all the books in the series.


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

    I only know David as Odd, he suits the role very well


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was a little slow in the beginning, but difficult to put down once I was in to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Matthes Biel-Benken, Switzerland 08-27-12
    Roger Matthes Biel-Benken, Switzerland 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I think, David Aaron Baker is Odd"
    Where does Odd Apocalypse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Odd Apocalypse ranks very high. Even though the novelty of Odd's special situation has worn off, the endearing biographical style sometimes let's you forget that you're listening to a gruesome story of death and despair.


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

    To me, David Aaron Baker is Odd. If they should ever decide to switch narrators in future books, I will probably have a hard time getting used to it.


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

    A little bit of crying and lots of laughing in the most inappropriate moments when Odd tells his story with his odd, unintended uniquely humorous style.


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    kimberly Fair Oaks, CA, United States 08-25-12
    kimberly Fair Oaks, CA, United States 08-25-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Oddly Slow and disappointing"

    I love Odd. His humor and banter was as usual....witty and fun! Dark humor is never wasted on me.The story line just not my cup of tea. Took more than 4 hours of listening to get the plot rolling. Too slow a build up....trying to catch up new readers. Took too long to point the "reader" in a definite direction. When Knootz did hit the sweet spot the pace was so quick you couldn't get "into it". I have an hour left and Im only finishing it out of, one part loyalty and one part morbid curiosity. Sorry Dean.

    Odd hours was a let down too. I think Im done with Odd...unless he returns to his roots of "seeing dead people" and gets out of the weirdness.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bkrdr50 Ca, United States 08-23-12
    Bkrdr50 Ca, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good to hear from the Odd one again :)"

    The story starts a bit slow for me. I found my mind wandering as I listened. By the middle of the the book I was hooked and listened to the rest straight to the end.
    The narrator is so good, he makes Odd come alive for me. I will definitely be along for the next Odd adventure.

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    Amanda Marion, OH, United States 08-22-12
    Amanda Marion, OH, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Odd Apocalypse the most enjoyable?

    The story was complex and interesting.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Dean Koontz has a killer imagination. Somehow, he manages to produce new and interesting plots. However, he spent too much time on static description of inanimate objects such as the mansion at Roseland.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the scene when Odd had the chance to bring back his one true love.


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

    I was disappointed by the lack of resolution to the story involving Anna Maria.


    Any additional comments?

    I expected Anna Maria's secrets to be revealed, so the book was something of a disappointment.

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    Meena Piscataway 08-22-12
    Meena Piscataway 08-22-12

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    I enjoyed listening to this book! Thanks to Audible for having this in store. I would recommend this to my friends and family.

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    Thomas L. Evans 08-21-12 Member Since 2013
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you like Odd Thomas run from this book! I absolute love every other Odd Thomas book, my wife and I have listened to the Audible version several times. I have started the Kindle version twice and ran back to the Audible version because David Aaron Baker IS Odd Thomas.

    Books 1-4 are enthralling, mesmerizing to the point you cannot put them down, but this book has lost it's way. I beg Mr. Koontz to re-read his previous works and try to capture the essence of "What it is to be Odd" as this book does not do justice to his pervious efforts.

    I believe that the Odd Thomas and the Frankenstein series may be among the most enjoyable reads ever produced by Mr. Koontz. I hope that he will double his efforts to get the series back on track so that we can enjoy Odd Thomas for many years to come.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

    Absolutely!


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