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What the Night Knows Audiobook

What the Night Knows

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Publisher's Summary

In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a 14-year-old boy.

Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family — his wife and three children — will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was 14 and killed their slayer.

As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return.

Here is a ghost story like no other you have read. In the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to life a family that might be your own, in a war for their survival against an adversary more malevolent than any he has yet created, with their own home the battleground. Of all his acclaimed novels, none exceeds What the Night Knows in power, in chilling suspense, and in sheer mesmerizing storytelling.

©2010 Dean Koontz (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Dean Koontz... has the power to scare the daylights out of us.” (People)

“Koontz seems to know us, our deepest foibles and fears.” (USA Today)

“Koontz writes first-rate suspense, scary and stylish.” (Los Angeles Times)

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    Joan Starkville, MS, United States 05-22-12
    Joan Starkville, MS, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A bit out there but kept me listening"

    At this point, I've heard so many bad audiobooks, if one keeps me listening, I'm happy. Although the story is pretty out there and sometimes a bit stupid, Dean Koontz knows how to tell a story. I was entertained and this book held my attention the entire time. The narrator was great. Not the best Dean Koontz but good and I gave it four stars because I wanted to keep listening. A good, not great, paranormal story that was worth the credit.

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    Joel M Ewald Pontiac, MI United States 04-27-12
    Joel M Ewald Pontiac, MI United States 04-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting Supernatural Thriller"
    If you could sum up What the Night Knows in three words, what would they be?

    Good solid story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Calvino was a good investigator and family man who is conflicted with the normal facts and things he can sense but not explain.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    At one point when the spirit of blackthorn is moving throughout the house room to room and each person rationalizes the unexplained.


    Any additional comments?

    I read the short story Darkness under the Sun and when I saw this book I decided to give it a go. Plus I think Steven Weber is very talented narrator.

    Very similar to the movie The Fallen. The ending was weaker than I would have expected and the spirit of the family dog was an expected contrivance. How would you communicate something that cant be explained to those around you?

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    Laurie OGDEN, UTAH, United States 04-02-12
    Laurie OGDEN, UTAH, United States 04-02-12
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    "This was good ol Koontz intrigue!"
    If you could sum up What the Night Knows in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, Intriguing and on the edge of my seat


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nicki the detective's wife.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Steven Weber?

    There was a lot of whistling on the S sounds but other than that his voice convinced me of every character!


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

    At the end where everything comes together and answered are realized without even saying them.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it. It was dark and a little hard to stomach but was interesting and a good interesting story.

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    J. Davenport Winterville, NC United States 03-05-12
    J. Davenport Winterville, NC United States 03-05-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Awesome!!!"

    This book was so good, it was Scary, Creepy and at times a little Funny.

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    Sharon Parkland, PA, United States 10-05-11
    Sharon Parkland, PA, United States 10-05-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Terrible"

    This book had entirely too many characters in it. Just when you got into one of the characters another one popped up. Book did not flow and was difficult to follow. Would not recommend it.

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    Grace 09-17-11
    Grace 09-17-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Liked it"

    Very well done by Steven Webber. I enjoyed. I had gotten away from Koontz as I was did not care for a few of his offerings. But I enjoyed this story and enjoyed the reader's presentation.

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    Linda Bartonsville, PA, United States 05-25-11
    Linda Bartonsville, PA, United States 05-25-11

    I run my business at home and listen to music or books when I'm working.

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    "An audio book well worth the credit"

    I wasn't going to order this at first. I'm so happy I changed my mind. Even my husband who truly dislikes audio books was even hooked on this book. I downloaded onto my Iphone so it was easy for us to listen to it when doing errands and at home doing chores.
    This book grabs you from the start and holds you until the very end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Maryland, USA 05-07-11
    Bob Maryland, USA 05-07-11 Member Since 2016

    Bob

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    "Interesting book."

    I wanted to know more about Alton Blackwood. Other than that the book was an up and down interest book. Ending was not a strong one, but Koontz does not know how to end a book. Read with trepidation.

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    Root Dorn 04-16-11
    Root Dorn 04-16-11 Member Since 2014
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    "One Of The Better"

    Pretty good scare/suspense story. Right up there with Phantoms and The Bad Place. Good detail in most of the characters.

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    JEMME Killeen, TX, United States 04-03-11
    JEMME Killeen, TX, United States 04-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it..."

    Loved it! Classic Koontz, and this one actually had a good, and even pretty plausible ending! Yay!

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