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The Face Audiobook
The Face
Written by: 
Dean Koontz
Narrated by: 
Dylan Baker
The Face Audiobook

The Face

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Publisher's Summary

He's Hollywood's most dazzling star, whose flawless countenance inspires the worship of millions and fires the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying, enigmatic "messages" breaches the exquisitely calibrated security systems of his legendary Bel Air estate.

The boxes arrive mysteriously, one by one, at Channing Manheim's fortified compound. The threat implicit in their bizarre, disturbing contents seems to escalate with each new delivery. Manheim's security chief, ex-cop Ethan Truman, is used to looking beneath the surface of things. But until he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no idea just how slippery reality could be. Now this good man is all that stands in the way of an insidious killer - and forces that eclipse the most fevered fantasies of a city where dreams and nightmares are the stuff of daily life.

Enter a world of marvelous invention, enchantment, and implacable intent, populated by murderous actors and the walking dead, hit men and heroes, long-buried dreams and never-dying hope. Traversing this extraordinary landscape, Ethan will face the secrets of his own tragic past and the unmistakable premonition of his impending violent death as he races against time to solve the macabre riddles of a modern-day beast.

A riveting tour de force of suspense, mystery, and miraculous revelation, The Face is that rare novel that entertains, provokes, and uplifts at the same time. It will make you laugh. It will give you chills. It will fill you with hope.

©2003 Dean Koontz; (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Great kudos to Koontz for creating, within the strictures of popular fiction, another notable novel of ideas and of moral imperatives." (Publishers Weekly)
"Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler." (The Times (London))
"...The suspense builds smoothly and steadily in Baker's hands." (AudioFile)

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    Dina Methuen, MA, USA 07-25-03
    Dina Methuen, MA, USA 07-25-03 Member Since 2016
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    "Koontz at his best"

    Great story, very enjoyable narrator. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth Lambertville, NJ, USA 07-21-03
    Kenneth Lambertville, NJ, USA 07-21-03
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    "He is a master"

    This story was great. I listen to/from work and I had a tough time putting this down. He is a master.

    This is in contrast to a review I just made of the Lake House. The Lake House was the worst audiobook (out of about 100) that I had ever downloaded. I couldn't finish listening to it. The Face, on the otherhand is one of the best downloads.

    I highly recommend this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tony 07-16-03
    Tony 07-16-03
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    "Not his best"

    I did not find this book uplifting, provoking, nor did it make me laugh. The author's play on extraordinary happenings seem very real in other books he has written. But this one, I just couldn't buy in to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carlotta 07-02-03
    Carlotta 07-02-03 Member Since 2013
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    "Dean Koontz you're back !"

    I'm so happy that Dean Koontz can still write a suspense/horror novel with esoteric undertones. This book isn't his very best but is written so in his style that anyone who loves his work will love this great effort. All the characters had depth and the story makes you think about good and evil in only the way Koontz's work can.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Miller 06-30-03 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good til the disappointing ending"

    Dean Koontz is the master of building up suspense...and this book is no exception. Though the book is very long, the story and plot is very good. The ending in my opinion was a little bit of a let down after all the buildup. However, I recommend it to all Dean Koontz fans and those who love this style of writing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andre Ithaca, NY, United States 04-08-05
    Andre Ithaca, NY, United States 04-08-05 Member Since 2006
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    "Gothic Trash"

    The style of writing is ludicrous; the plot requires abandonment of all common sense; the ending is ridiculously mushy sentimentality. There are a few redeeming features, but not enough to make it worth one's time to listen to this book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bill New Paltz, NY, USA 08-21-08
    Bill New Paltz, NY, USA 08-21-08
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    "not bad"

    This is a pretty good Koontz tale. It gets a little flakey and the ending doesn't really satitisfy but Frick is really cool.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yale Alpharetta, GA, USA 05-01-05
    Yale Alpharetta, GA, USA 05-01-05
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    "couldn't even finish it"

    I found this title unworthy.
    Way too many adjectives!

    put you to sleep.

    Koontz is a great writer, but this was like an attempt to see how long he could draw out a 200 page book....too long is the result.

    skip it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Micah Holland, OH, USA 09-10-04
    Micah Holland, OH, USA 09-10-04
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    "The Face"

    Not believable. Hard to understand the path when the ghosts move time back and who is alive and who is not!
    I wish I could get my money back on this one. Not recommended.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William RALEIGH, NC, USA 12-23-03
    William RALEIGH, NC, USA 12-23-03
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    "THE FACE NEEDS A FACELIFT"

    The book may be pretty good, but the terrible narriation takes everything away from it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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