A year after the crash, still gripped by an almost paralyzing grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose, who claims to have survived the crash. She holds out the possibility of a secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. But before he can ask any questions, she slips away.
Driven now by rage (have the authorities withheld information?) and a hope almost as unbearable as his grief (if there is one survivor, are there others?), Joe sets out to find the mysterious woman. His search immediately leads him into the path of a powerful and shadowy organization hell-bent on stopping Rose before she can reveal what she knows about the crash.
Sole Survivor unfolds at a heart-stopping pace, as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to a truth that will force him to reassess everything he thought he knew about life and death, a truth that, given the chance, will rock the world and redefine the destiny of humanity.
©1997 Dean Koontz; (P)1997 Random House Audio
"Mr. Koontz is a master of his trade....He does know how to tell an exciting story." (The New York Times Book Review)
This ranks up there wit the best of Dean Koontz. Only "Lightning" thrilled me more. The characters are deep and you cannot help but be pulled into their personalities. The pace is non stop and the mystery continues to deepen throughout. This is definitely worth the time.
Not only the story is gripping but the language it is told in will move you as Dean Koontz understands human nature and Mother Nature equally and we get to view possibilities through his eyes.
I love to read, but it puts me to sleep when I'm still. Audible books gives me the opportunity to still hear books while working. Thanks.
It didn't take too long to get into the characters before the plot started to open up.
Yes...keeping me wondering what was going to happen next.
Not sure. I just started really paying attention to the particular readers.
Yes. We started listening to it for a road trip, but ended up listening to the ending in the house....couldn't wait to find out the finale.
Like others, I like Dean Koontz books, but this one was extremely boring. They were a time or two were I actually fast-forwarded some of Carpenter’s whining and outrage. Especially the segment about the cookies baking Colorado woman.
It was really hard to get past Mr. Koontz's overuse of adjectives, jumps in time/location, and overall droning and rehashing... but it was worth the wait to get to the last 2 hours of the book. The message was poignant and sweet and "worth the wait."
Koontz paints a piture with his brilliant vocabulary as skillfully as the great painters of the past and present. In most of his books the picture painted fits perfectly on the his canvas and the reader is pulled into the picture. I found, that in this particular book, the canvas was too large for the picture - it Lacked the usual prcision and captivating story flow that invite the reader into the portrait. Although thoroughly enjoyable, I found it difficult to become as involved as I usually do and felt some dissapointment.
Starts out very strong and gradually loses steam. Very little is resolved at the end and the highly religious climax will be deeply unsatisfying to the non-religious. Worse, Koontz used the EXACT same ending in "One Door Away From Heaven" only four years later.
Dean Koontz is a terrific writer and I have thoroughly enjoyed most of his books. This story is wonderfully written, but seems to end abruptly. There is too much left unfinished. What happens to the "bad guys"? So much more could have been written. Unfortunately, the way the story ends doesn't lend itself well to a sequel. Regardless, it's still a good read and worth purchasing. Enjoy!
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