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.
"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)
A great book is what I would expect from Koontz and that's what you get. The narrator, Dylan Baker, delivers a excellent performance that makes this 19 hour book worth it.
... you'll like this book. I don't. I didn't. Rather contrived story line. Not particularly interesting. Too much gratuitous "horror". The only reasons I finished listening to this book: 1) It was one of my two monthly selections -- I'm a new subscriber and hated to waste my "investment", and 2) I was at our cabin and didn't have another audible book with me!
It's unfortunate that a great book has to be ruined by the seller! The Face is a great read once you get past the burps and glitches in Part 1 and Part 3. I've been waiting 3 months now to get a new download for this book. Hold off ordering until you check and make sure you can really listen without the burps and glitches.
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