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  • Wilderness and Other Stories

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill, MacLeod Andrews, Will Damron, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 394

"Wilderness," a darkly intriguing short story first published as an e-book original, was written as prelude to Dean Koontz’s novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder - Innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean Koontz Has Found His New Niche!!

  • By Thomas on 11-05-15

The original name "Strange Highways" is best.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-18

I remember reading Strange Highways years ago. This included many of the same but as I hear it now it seems much different. All of these stories are thought provocating. I want to say Thank You to Mr. Koontz. These provided many hours of entertainment. Loved it.

  • The City

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,410

There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean Koontz is back!

  • By kimberlee on 07-14-14

Very good book!<br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-18

it was a very good book and it was very long. The narrator had such a smooth voice that I fell asleep several times. nice naps. I used it to fall asleep on purpose. The ending was a bit of a surprise but it was good. A bit of the old Koontz writing style.

  • Odd Interlude

  • A Special Odd Thomas Adventure
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392

Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms...and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - Koontz Cranks out another Hit

  • By GH on 12-29-12

Open the door Hal

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I loved it! We are back to the writing style of the Master. I give it 5 thumbs up. I might kick back and listen again. It's that good. Follow all of the "Odd Thomas" books. Super. Thank you Mr. Koontz.

  • The Neighbor

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other's best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents' unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door, after an enigmatic and very secretive new neighbor takes up residence in the darkest hours of the night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Missed Mister Koontz

  • By HELLOthere on 06-18-17

Spooky, never trust your neighbor

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

The truth is, this has become all too familiar. Very spooky indeed. People, watch your daughters.

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  • Chase

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

Ben Chase is a war hero, but a reluctant one. He struggles with bitter memories and feels alienated from the culture to which he has returned. When he claims that a psychopath is stalking him, he has by then made such an outsider of himself that no one believes him. He must resurrect the repressed warrior within to save himself and a woman he comes to love. Heroes need monsters to slay, and they can always find them - within if not without.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, dark, and disturbing

  • By Will on 07-13-14

Dean Moons is a wonderful writer.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Dean Koonz is one of my two favorite writers. His "Odd" series is awesome. Most of his other books were also but this one fell a little short. Other people may completely love it.

  • Ricochet Joe

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,507
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,224

Joe Mandel is a perfectly ordinary guy from a perfectly ordinary town - a college student and community volunteer who dreams of one day publishing a novel. When a series of strange intuitions leads him to a crime in progress, Joe jumps headlong into danger without hesitation. In the aftermath, he wonders about the uncanny impulse that suddenly swept over him. Until new friend Portia Montclair, the strangely wise daughter of the local police chief, explains to him what sent him ricocheting around town like a crazy pinball.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, seriously crackers...

  • By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 01-10-18

As always, pure Koonz.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

As always, his work captivates your senses and you feel as if you are there, watching. Koonz is a master and I have loved his work since the "Odd" series.