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Dark Rivers of the Heart

A Novel
Narrated by: Scott Merriman
Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)
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New York Times Bestseller

Do you dare step through the red door? Spencer Grant had no idea what drew him to the bar with the red door. He thought he would just sit down, have a slow beer or two, and talk to a stranger. He couldn’t know that it would lead to a narrow escape from a bungalow targeted by a SWAT team. Or that it would leave him a wanted man.

But now Spencer is on the run from mysterious and ruthless men. He is in love with a woman he knows next to nothing about. And he is hiding from a past he can’t fully remember. On his trail is a shadowy security agency that answers to no one - including the U.S. government - and a man who considers himself a compassionate Angel of Death. But worst of all, Spencer Grant is on a collision course with inner demons he thought he’d buried years ago - inner demons that could destroy him if his enemies don’t first.

©1994 Dean Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Excellent plot & narration.

The storyline is excellent, with great twists, & a great presentation by the Narrator. This narrator did a great job in presnting different character voices. This led to enjoying the audio book beimg quite memorable. Highly recommended! :-)

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couldn't finish

I love Dean Koontz, have read and listened to many, many of his books and loved them. This one, however, I couldn't finish. Some parts of the book just went on and on. The narrator was not able to adjust his tone and cadence to the different characters. I love detail, I want to be able to have a true vision of what is happening. But the detail went far beyond what was necessary. So much so, that i would forget what it was he was describing. Lastly, there were many elements of this book that reminded me of "From the Corner of His Eye." So much so, that if this were written by someone else other than Koontz, I would say that it had been plagiarized.

I'm a huge fan of Koontz, but this one I couldn't finish.

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Less is more....

I like Koontz but I found myself skipping over the bad guy's endless diatribes. If you plan to listen to this book please get the abridged. You'll miss nothing.
Men speaking in what they think are 'womanly' voices is just....creepy.

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don't waste your time or money

Unfortunately, the narrator ruined what was possibly an average book, making it below average and not recommendable. His dialects were completely incorrect, his cadence off and his emotions didn't match the scene.
The author tends to be a better writer than this book gives credit.
disappointed

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Not my favorite Dean Koontz book

There was way too much wordiness. Koontz can sometimes do that, but it usually enhances the book. This time I felt captive by boredom of the flashbacks.

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wow! very deep and intriguing.

really good book. I had a hard time turning it off and went through it super fast!

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Riviting story

Loved the story kept me on the edge couldn't wait until I could listen more

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good story but....

This was my first Dean Koontz book. He tackles not just a couple evil events or evil people, but whole systems of evil, evil government entities, and even when evil is justified. The story was well played out but the long drawn out scenes and long drawn out psychological drama was too much for my taste. When authors do this it feels like they want the reader so desperately to understand and absorb the emotional struggle of the character, but I find it too much emotional drama.

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Unbelievable....

I found this book difficult to complete. The story line was tedious and I just wanted it to be over. I enjoy Dean Koontz work but glad I was just able to get to the end of the book.

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  • Diane
  • HUTCHINSON, KS, United States
  • 07-02-18

Intense

I really enjoyed listening to this story! There were so many twists and turn. Conspiracy upon conspiracy, with a romance and abuse of power by multiple government agencies. And of course, two or three totally unbalanced psycho's thrown in for good measure. Get it. I think you'll really enjoy the story like I did.

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  • david
  • 01-27-19

Stick with it......

Slow burner for me. Koontz goes into too much detail and turns what should be a gripping, exciting situation into a snail race.......

It does improve though. I'm glad a stick with it. The narrator is outstanding and really does bring the characters to life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-15-18

Long Winded

i have read a lot of Dean Koontz's books but this one is not for me, he just waffles on with his descriptions to the point of boredom. This is the first of his books that i won't be finishing.

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  • Dearne G.
  • 05-15-18

Waffly

Frustrated with the unnecessary waffling. I found myself saying “get on with it”, out loud, on the bus!