They're out there....
Lurking in the darkest shadows of an eerie, moonlit carnival. Feeding their twisted needs with human suffering - and fiendishly plotting the downfall of the human race.
They're out there....
But don't scream. They'll hear you.
©2008 Dean Koontz; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
If you like Mr. Koontz' Odd Thomas series, you will like this. Without doubt this book served as the authors inspiration for Odd Thomas. Certainly the Odd Thomas series has received more attention and is more popular. Nonetheless, there is no doubt this is similar.
The narrator is excellent and enjoyable. I would recommend reading this while awaiting for the next in the Odd Thomas series.
My wife and I spend countless hours on the road. Dean Koontz almost always delivers. This particular book is one of those occasions where he gets it right. There are some mature chapters in the book so younger listeners may be discouraged but I would say this is a gripping tale from his earlier days and it will keep you up while pulling and all nighter.
Once again a knock out punch from Koontz! This sort of was along the lines of Water for Elephants, well in is Dean Koontz sort of way. It is really good!
Wow what a good Book!
The books starts out interesting but a little slow. It is kind of like how the cars on a roller coaster are pulled slowly up the first big hill.
The last two thirds of the book is a total horror ride!
The story takes place on the east coast (USA) in 1963-1964. The book was first published in 1985
this has been my least favorite Dean Koontz book. I can see some similarities between the character in this book (Slim McKenzie) and Koontz's newest character, Odd Thomas.
I'm pretty sure that this book was one of Koontz's earlier books, and it was only recently recorded for audio. I've also decided I'm not a fan of the narrator, as he doesn't seem to do the character(s) any justice. So, in turn I've decided to not download the next newest release with the same narrator. It'll be the only Koontz book that I have not downloaded from audible.com.
I'd pick almost any other Koontz book over this one. Okay story, bland narrator, download Whispers or Intensity instead.
I'm a fan of Dean Koontz but i couldn't make it through the first 1/2 hour of this book due to the terrible narration. If you're a Koontz fan save your credits and try another title.
I love books and animals. I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
I really enjoyed listening to this Dean Koontz book.
The plot was well maintained and had a steady pace.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating was because the "sci-fi" aspect of the novel threw me off ground a couple times. But overall great quality novel and good narration.
This book takes you places you never thought of. Dean Koontz brings you characters that explain much of the evil in this world. But with it always the good gifted folk that can battle the evil forces. A truly good story! Keep them coming Mr. Koontz!
I am a Koontz fan and have a dozen of his books in audio form. I can't tell if he was going for penny novel atmosphere or it was written in 1987 when he was not very good but I found it long, predictable and boring. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.
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