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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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    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.

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    Bob Maryland, USA 05-07-11
    Bob Maryland, USA 05-07-11 Member Since 2016

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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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    Larry M Sodus Point, NY 03-27-11
    Larry M Sodus Point, NY 03-27-11 Member Since 2011

    Love mystery, Favs-Clancy, King,

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    "Dean Koontz Always a Good Story"

    Another good listen by DH. He never lets you down and is a sure thing. I've read every one of his books.

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 03-25-11
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 03-25-11 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Slightly entertaining"

    Not "best" Dean Koontz . At times, It is aggravating. It does not have the seamlessness which enables a story to the thrilling. I spent more time yelling at the characters to talk.

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    Dallas Holsworthy, Australia 03-22-11
    Dallas Holsworthy, Australia 03-22-11
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    "Not one of Koontz best works"

    I usually really enjoy Koontz work, however, I found this work quite dissapointing and more than a little boring. If I had something else in the car on my trip I would not have finished it. Predictable and boring!

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