This exclusive audiobook short story looks back to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever....
Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever....
"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life....
The first person to try to explain to Chris what's going on will be hideously murdered....
Who is Ashley Bell? From number-one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz comes the must-listen thriller of the year, perfect for listeners of dark psychological suspense....
In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can't find her way....
From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms....
A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years....
Christine's pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They've branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere....
Dylan O'Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life when, in a nightmarish instant, he is attacked by a mysterious "doctor" and injected with a strange substance....
A handful of people....an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares....
Enter the world of the Pendleton: The original owner became a recluse - and was rumored to be more than half mad - after his wife and two children were kidnapped in 1896 and never found....
Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it....
They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm....
In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur, and spine-tingling terror descends to this "edge of paradise"....
Winter gripped the city. Terror gripped it, too. They found four corpses in four days, each more hideous than the last....
Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine — with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend....
The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful....
There's room at the inn. But you might not get out.
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.
MELANCHOLY CAN BE SEDUCTIVE
Koontz writes in at least three different styles. GRIDDLE WORK IS ZEN. If you have been following The Odd Series, than this should be no disappointment. Odd is, his usual lovable self and still questions himself and life for the deep answers. His side kick Jo Leigh "IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SMILE TOO MUCH." being supportive. Odd "DID YOU EVER SEE THE JOKER IN BATMAN?", still sees more than others. If you are new to the Odd series, I see no reason why you could not start here. The Odd series is a very melancholy piece of work, with some paranormal, sci-fi, horrish stuff thrown in. This is listed as a horror and it has horror aspects to it, but I would not list it as horror. This might be horror made palatable for those who don't like horror.
IN SPITE OF ALL YOUR BRAVE WISE BUTT TALK
Two new characters are introduced in this book and are probably only in this book. There is a twelve year old girl, whose name I forget, who was very refreshing. We also meet an AI character, who is scary and funny. SILENCE IS HIS FREQUENT REFUGE.
I PREFER A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
For those like me, who prefer something more exciting, check out the Frankenstein series by Koontz. The first book is okay, but it gets much better after that. Each book gets better and better. Phantoms, Lightning and Life Expectancy are also exciting Koontz writings. Avoid most of his earlier writings some of them are painful to read.
I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO STAY UPBEAT
I really like the narrator, he is the voice of Odd.
I HAVE NEVER ACCIDENTLY SHOT OFF A CHUNK OF MY BUTT.
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Odd Interlude was released after Odd Apocalypse by six months. However, Odd Interlude takes place one day after Odd Hours ends and before Odd Apocalypse begins. For listening fans, this may be a little confusing at first if you’ve already listened to Odd Apocalypse because the timing is inconsistent with the character story arc. I went back and verified that the release dates were indeed out of sequence. No matter, Odd Interlude is a great story. One of the pleasant parts of this novel is the addition of a two kindred spirits: JoLeigh and Ed. I won’t spill the beans on who they are and the roles they play in the story; but, I will comment that Koontz does a nice job in allowing them to fold effortlessly into this tale.
I really like the narration of David Aaron Baker. He has been the voice of Odd since the very beginning and his performance is excellent. He does a great job differentiating characters and imbuing them the emotion of the story.
If you are a fan of the series, you will like the story. Although this story does not rely on the supernatural as much as the others, it is a fun listen and I believe is much more filled with humor than the darker Odd Apocalypse. If you are not a series reader, you can read this novel first. It will leave a lot of open questions and spoil the first Odd Thomas novel and Odd Hours, but that will be the extent of the spoiling.
I continue to be a fan of the series. I hope to continue to see Oddy pick up some friends. I give a big thumbs up recommendation.
30 of 35 people found this review helpful
Mr. Koontz, thank you for bringing back the childlike flavor of a favorite character, Odd Thomas. Your last few books have sadly been a bit of a disappointment, but this one rings true to character once again. Odd's side kicks, JoLeigh and Ed are delightful and interesting.
Unfortunately the enigmatic pregnant woman is here and remains an annoying mystery.
But overall the story held my interest; I enjoyed the book.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful
Tantalizingly this new entry in the Odd Thomas series touches on some of the same locations and story elements of the Moonlight Bay series (Fear Nothing & Seize the Night). It makes one wonder if the Odd and Chris stories will collide and have Chris Snow and Odd Thomas meet in the long promised and long awaited final volume of the Moonlight Bay series. Odd Interlude was previously published as a three part novella and is set between Odd Hours and Odd Apocalypse, so if you haven’t read Odd Apocalypse, read Interlude first (but it doesn't matter much). Odd Interlude is indeed an interlude, short and sweet. The characters are nice, the narration is superb, and the story is limited, but enjoyable. In such a short novel there is not enough time for the development of relationships important to any good Koontz book. Annamaria appears here but is not a major character – leaving her unexplained does not bother me at all (it seems to bother some). This story does not have time for any twists or turns so the story is a rather linear progression. Odd Interlude is a quick and pleasant, but not one of Kootz’s best. It is still good Odd.
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Where does Odd Interlude rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I like all the Odd Thomas books by Dean Koontz. It is just crazy enough to be enjoyable.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Love Odd. He is a guy who is "just a fry cook" who continues to get involved in the most crazy situations.
Have you listened to any of David Aaron Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not listened to David before but will be on the look out for him. He made the book come to life.
If you could rename Odd Interlude, what would you call it?
I think the name is perfect.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Odd Interlude to be better than the print version?
I liked it because it was a quick read. I prefer audio editions because I use them when I take a driving trip.
What other book might you compare Odd Interlude to and why?
Nothing comes to mind
What about David Aaron Baker’s performance did you like?
I have always like DAB's voice it is perfect for the Odd character, however this time I had a great deal of trouble hearing Anna Marie because he did the voice so softly.
Who was the most memorable character of Odd Interlude and why?
The little girl. I think Dean Koontz nailed the 12 year old attitude to a "T"
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I'll admit being disappointed with the last book in this series (Odd Apocolypse), but this one hit a more familiar note. It doesn't have the wonderful humor of the previous additions, but it does introduce us to a new character that you couldn't help but love. What can I say - - I'm a sucker for a plucky kid.
Trying not to give too much away in a review (I just hate when people do that!), returning to a less eerie and more towards a science fiction-y premise serves the series well.
Last bit - - can we just get on with the mystery permanently-pregnant-teen-age-earth-mother character already?
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
I loved Odd from the very first book and could not wait to read this one and others, but life becomes too busy to read these days. I am ecstatic that this is available in audio. I love Odd still. Keep up the great work! Narrated well, clearly spoken. I listened twice!
Thank you for a reading well done, I listened to 5th his whole book in one sitting.
As usual Dean Koontz's brilliant writing style and ability to evoke emotions come through clearly in this book. This book answers the question of what happened after the pair leave Half Moon Bay and before the arrive at Roseland. Excellent vocal performance by David Aaron Baker as was in the the previous books.
This is a special Odd Thomas story set between books 4 and 5 in the series. I loved the first Odd Thomas book and have enjoyed the successive books in the series. However, Odd Interlude was a bit of a drag. At over 6 hours it could have been trimmed down quite a bit. The dialogue and descriptions seemed to go on forever and by about two-thirds of the way through I was just wanting the story to end. Koontz's quirky humour can be a bit wearing - at times (such as when Odd meets the truck driver) it can be spot on at other times it can be a bit grating. There's also the usual (if somewhat predictable) elements to a Koontz story - outcast/damaged lead characters, dogs, quirky humour along with some issues he's visited in the past such as Artificial Intelligence, aliens, mad scientists, secret government projects, too much government monitoring etc. If you are a big fan of the Odd Thomas series then give it a go. If you're just a casual Koontz fan then I'd say give it a miss.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Wish I'd have started with number one, however nothing lost. Great story and quite amusing character. Made me smile a few times. Well worth a listen.
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Good work mr koontz. Good combination of wit and action as usuall. Cant wait for more odd adventures......wonder when the film will get released?
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Yet another cracking Odd Thomas tale. A good pace and excellent narration, left me keen to get to the next book.