Frankenstein
Books in series5
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(4.0 based on 4595 ratings)
  • 1

    Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1395)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (542)

    The first in a mesmerizing four-book original series, Prodigal Son is a brilliant re-imagining and updating of the classic Frankenstein story that only Dean Koontz could conceive. Two hundred years old, the "monster", Deucalion, is a monster no more. Literate and intelligent, he arrives in modern-day New Orleans, where he will join forces with a street-smart police detective and her partner on the trail of a macabre serial killer.

    John D. Grote says: "CSI -Transylvania"
    CSI -Transylvania

    I have read most of Mr. Koontz books over the years, and dispite several disapointing recent books, I believe that when he is "on" there is no better ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 27 2005 by John D. Grote (Covington, KY)
  • 2

    Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz, Ed Gorman
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1182)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (400)

    They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created, and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios, once Frankenstein, can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison.

    Chris says: "Other Reviewers Are Nuts"
    Other Reviewers Are Nuts

    I'm glad I didn't buy into these other reviews. Like them, I thoroughly enjoyed Book 1 and by reading these reviews I was very worried about Book 2. L..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 23 2005 by Chris (Denver, CO, USA)
  • 3

    Frankenstein, Book Three: Dead and Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (745)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (357)

    As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor's first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator.

    William says: "Frustrating"
    Frustrating

    Let me begin by stating that I have always been a huge Koontz fan - he has written some outstanding books, but I'm now starting to worry if he's ok. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2009 by William (Willow Spring, NC, United States)
  • 4

    Frankenstein, Book Four: Lost Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (634)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (329)

    In Frankenstein: Lost Souls, Dean Koontz puts a singular twist on this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong, to forge a new legend uniquely suited to our times. It is a story of revenge, redemption, and the thin line that separates human from inhuman.

    Lane says: "Frankenstein Lost Souls"
    Frankenstein Lost Souls

    I have to say although I love the Frankenstein series and the characters, I was totally disapointed in this book it just stopped in the middle I was l..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 30 2010 by Lane (Stafford, VA, United States)
  • 5

    Frankenstein, Book Five: The Dead Town

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (458)
    Story
    (463)

    The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors band together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein’s nihilistic plan to remake the future - and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters. Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

    Mark says: "Great End to a Great Series"
    Great End to a Great Series

    This was a great end to a great series. Hopefully, we will get to see these characters again. Exceptionally well read (again) by Christopher Lane an..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2011 by Mark (Santa Fe, NM, United States)