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Seize the Night Audiobook

Seize the Night

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Publisher's Summary

Moonlight Bay, California: a safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. But now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing.

When he sets out to find the missing five-year-old son of a former sweetheart, Christopher Snow believes that the lost children are still alive. He is convinced the disappearances have everything to do with the catastrophic effects of secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. To keep those secrets, extremely violent and powerful forces are willing to conceal even the most heinous crimes.

Never before in Dean Koontz's phenomenal writing career has he created a character quite like Christopher Snow: a creation so complex, so fascinating that the author has felt compelled to return to him. Fans of Fear Nothing already know why. Those who meet him for the first time in Seize the Night will soon join millions of others whose imaginations have been touched by this unique character and the extraordinary, eerie world of Moonlight Bay.

First Snow: download Dean Koontz's original Moonlight Bay thriller, Fear Nothing (Unabridged).

©1998 Dean Koontz; (P)1998 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"No best-selling suspense novelist creates magnetic characters as consistently as Koontz does....This novel stands as vintage Koontz, a rousing crowd-pleaser that recapitulates some of his recurrent themes." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Vanessa 12-06-14
    Vanessa 12-06-14
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    "Unexpected turns = great story"
    What made the experience of listening to Seize the Night the most enjoyable?

    The characterizations are wonderful, the story is interesting, and there is plenty of levity for what is a somewhat gritty story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and turns... things I didn't see coming made it really engaging


    What about Keith Szarabajka’s performance did you like?

    No holds barred


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

    It started out fast, hit a lull, then scorched through to the end... hard to put down once the lull was over


    Any additional comments?

    Read the first book first, so you have more background. :)

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    Ryan Houston, TX, United States 02-28-14
    Ryan Houston, TX, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "First Koontz book didn't leave me disappointed!"
    Would you listen to Seize the Night again? Why?

    Maybe in the future. It was a really good book.


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

    I loved the time travel aspect. I was wondering what would happen next at every turn.


    What about Keith Szarabajka’s performance did you like?

    He didn't talk too low, I hate having to turn the volume up really loud to hear the narrator over road noise.


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

    I found myself sitting in my garage not wanting to get out of my truck after my commute.


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    Chris Palisade, CO USA 02-25-14
    Chris Palisade, CO USA 02-25-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Captain Alliteration!"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was not jaw-dropping, but the writing was what I always expect, and get, from Mr. Koontz.


    Any additional comments?

    The story line was fine, but the writing brings the reader into the extra-ordinary world of the characters, defining the world of the paranormal in the readers mind like Koontz and a few others do so well. Good read.

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    Edin Lantana, FL, United States 01-29-14
    Edin Lantana, FL, United States 01-29-14
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    "A Masterpiece of Storytelling"
    What made the experience of listening to Seize the Night the most enjoyable?

    Keith Szarabajka " voice on "Christopher Snow" Character .was spot on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Atmosphere and uncertainty was crafted so good , i felt as if i was on a Journey with "Christopher Snow" and all the elements that came his way i felt it .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Monkey Scene , cause "Mr Snow" Character shows sympathy for them in a way and their unfortunate faith .


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

    at the very end , but am not gonna spoil it .


    Any additional comments?

    Dean Koontz" created such an interesting "Character" Christopher Snow is one of the Koontz best .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Netaw PUYALLUP, WA, United States 09-22-13
    Netaw PUYALLUP, WA, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Original Story, I love the easter eggs."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book. It's a wonderful tale. Koontz brings you into a world that could be, and sends you through the mind and heart of a true hero.


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

    I wouldn't say on the edge of my seat, but it most certainly kept my interest. My concern for the characters felt real. I found myself in my truck, telling the characters to watch out.


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

    His tone of voice really fits the character. At least my vision of him. He's very low key with a big heart, and Keith brings it out for you to identify with Chris.


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

    Yes, definitely. Rarely do I wish my commute were longer, but, this was one of those times.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Easter Eggs. I read the Odd Thomas series before this, and now I'm waiting for Oddy and Chris to meet.

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    JCL Coarsegold, CA USA 08-05-13
    JCL Coarsegold, CA USA 08-05-13 Member Since 2004

    Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.

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    "Interesting story"

    Dean Koonz writes horror novels. Some reviewers have indicated this story is a sci fi story. It isn’t. There are some interesting sci fi ideas and scenarios described in the story, but nothing is made of them except horror. Think “Freddie” from another dimension or another time or another something. No effort is made to portray the sci fi ideas realistically. They just happen, like magic. How can this be? “Paradox,” we’re told. Mongo Jerry thought this was crap. Mongo Jerry is correct. As far as the reader is concerned, he has a nice voice and inflects well, but he reads each sentence too fast. He pauses well between sentences, but reads each sentence so quickly he sometimes slurs his words, especially during exciting narratives. Get ready to slew back to re-listen to what the reader just said to make sure you got it – especially when things get really exciting. That is the very last thing you want to do during exciting scenes. The book is worth the price but don’t be mislead: Dean Koonz writes horror novels.

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    Christopher Paso Robles, CA, United States 03-25-13
    Christopher Paso Robles, CA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2014

    I love to read a well written book! Audible has made my life ever better by having process that allows me to enjoy a good book on the road!

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    "Never better"

    I never get tired of Dean what a great read can't put it down again

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    Christine Renee Mcdaniel 01-30-13

    Christine

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    "Great story!"
    Would you listen to Seize the Night again? Why?

    I have listened to this book several times. One of my all time favorites!


    What other book might you compare Seize the Night to and why?

    If you like other Dean Koontz books, you'll really like it. It has the scary fantasy aspect that Stephen King's "It" has.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Christopher Snow is investigating the empty base housing.


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

    No, I didn't want it to end!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elle in the Great NorthWest OREGON 05-16-12

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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    "following "Fear Nothing".. less interesting"

    This is the second of a projected "Chris Snow..guy who can only come out at night due to a rare disease and who's best friend is a dog" as protagonist trilogy of books-the third never has appeared and it's not a surprise. Koontz never decided which of all the plots he has incorporated here to actually hone in on.

    The two books are so overly involved and contrived..something Koontz does a lot of course, but these are extreme IMO.There are so many plots and sub plots I can't begin to form a brief synopsis other than: Snow is a bland protagonist who wanders the night looking for a plot(..no I don't mean to say that really...) with his dog discovering mysterious creatures and mutant monkeys also wandering the night. He breaks into a former Army base looking for lost records and trying to figure out the actual cause of his parents death. And he must be home by dawn or he will be burned to a crisp.

    His dog, is, of course, the real hero..isn't it always that way in Koontz's books?

    Even if there were a third book to follow these two, I wouldn't get it..these books are for those who absolutely LOVE Dean Koontz and have no critiques of his work. I like much of his writing but these were not amongst his best at all. If you love twisty turning convoluted plotting that never quite gets to a point, you'll enjoy these two books.

    So I gave it 3 stars...not terrible but not the best he ever wrote.

    Keith Szarabaijka is a great narrator..I'll look for more of his work.

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    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 11-20-11
    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 11-20-11 Listener Since 2006

    I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.

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    "Let's just hope the next book comes out soon."

    Following the bizarre events of Fear Nothing, CHris Snow and friends must now live with the catastrophic effects of the secret experiments conducted deep underground in a now abandoned military base outside their town of Moonlight Bay. Animals with enhanced intelligence and a bitter hatred of humanity, and a retrovirus capable of transferring genetic material between species with often devastating psychological effects. Even the kindest citizens of this small, seemingly peaceful town now harbor a darker side to their nature that none would expect and that, for now, only shows itself when the sun goes down, but which may consume them at all hours before long.
    It began when Chris Snow and his dog Orson were out cruising the streets on his bike. Passing by the home of Lily Wing, a former sweetheart, Chris learns that her young son Jimmy was snatched from his bedroom while Lily watched TV. With Orson as his guide, Chris sets off in search of the boy, knowing full well tat the corrupt police force in Moonlight Bay will stop at nothing to conceal even the most unspeakable crimes in order to keep quiet the truth of the catastrophic experiments that were conducted here. Things get more complicated when Orson also goes missing. After narrowly escaping a homicidal troop of Rhesus monkeys, Chris enlists the help of his best friend Bobby Halloway, a self-proclaimed sslacker and bigtime surfer who lives for the beach. Also allied with Chris is his girlfriend, DJ Sasha Goodawl. Will Chris find Jimmy and Orson in time? Will the powers that be even let them?
    Yet another excellent Koontz tale. And as I said I can't wait until the long-promised tird installment is released. and I hope Keith Szarabajka narrates it since he does an excellent job with this story and its prequel.

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