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 »writer in the country today. With Frankenstein, Koontz is definately on! Presented as the first part of a series, this is the volume that lays down the backround and introduces it's odd but believable characters. Read with emotion by Scott Brick, we are treated to a modern day, historical, science fiction, horror mystery, police detective story with just enough humor to hold your interest all the way through. Plan on listening to this title in one session, because you won't want to put it down.
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 »uckily I downloaded it anyway and found out that:
A) It's *NOT* redundant. Like any saga I've ever read, it tries to keep anyone who just picked up this book a reference to what's going on. Other than that it's got new characters and the same wonderful storyline that captured me in book one.
B) While Scott Brick did a fine job on Book 1, the reader for Book 2 is just as engaging. I'm just as entranced by this book as I was the first because the story is so compelling.
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 »I really enjoyed Koontz's first two Frankenstein books and I was really looking forward to this one. I'll admit that I was a bit nervous about this book considering his last two novels were huge disappointments. Unfortunately, my fears were founded. It was like this book wasn't written by the same person who had written the first two. The dialog was weak, especially between Carson and Michael - they didn't seem like the same characters from the other books. Instead, it was like they had been beaten with a silly stick. And the thing that came from Harker - Koontz had been building the return of that thing all through book two to end up just delivering a goofy sideshow character in part 3. Frustrating. Despite what some have said in these reviews, the ending wasn't as bad as I anticipated - a slight reprieve from my having to give the book one star. Needless to say, I'm glad it's over.
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 »d well written (again) by Dean Koontz. If you haven't read all the other installments in the series you will probably be lost. I just finished rereading Book 4, so moving to Book 5 was really enjoyable since the final book is simply a continuation of the 4th. I highly recommend this book and the entire series. It contains great characters that grow with the books and also presents a very unique Frankenstein concept.