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Publisher's Summary

They're out there....
Waiting. Watching. Unseen by normal eyes, but all too visible to Slim MacKenzie, a young man blessed - or cursed - by Twilight Eyes.

They're out there....
Lurking in the darkest shadows of an eerie, moonlit carnival. Feeding their twisted needs with human suffering - and fiendishly plotting the downfall of the human race.

They're out there....
But don't scream. They'll hear you.

©2008 Dean Koontz; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Joe
  • winter park, FL, USA
  • 11-04-08

Highly Entertaining

My wife and I spend countless hours on the road. Dean Koontz almost always delivers. This particular book is one of those occasions where he gets it right. There are some mature chapters in the book so younger listeners may be discouraged but I would say this is a gripping tale from his earlier days and it will keep you up while pulling and all nighter.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • Bruce
  • Dublin, OH, United States
  • 02-20-09

Odd Thomas original

If you like Mr. Koontz' Odd Thomas series, you will like this. Without doubt this book served as the authors inspiration for Odd Thomas. Certainly the Odd Thomas series has received more attention and is more popular. Nonetheless, there is no doubt this is similar.

The narrator is excellent and enjoyable. I would recommend reading this while awaiting for the next in the Odd Thomas series.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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"Eye" say Read This Book!

Once again a knock out punch from Koontz! This sort of was along the lines of Water for Elephants, well in is Dean Koontz sort of way. It is really good!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Twilight eyes

Nice and creepy, like only Koontz can be. Couldn't stop listening to it. I really liked the characters. Might have to revisit this one. J.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Roller Coaster Ride!

Wow what a good Book!
The books starts out interesting but a little slow. It is kind of like how the cars on a roller coaster are pulled slowly up the first big hill.

The last two thirds of the book is a total horror ride!

The story takes place on the east coast (USA) in 1963-1964. The book was first published in 1985

18 of 22 people found this review helpful

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YOU TRAVEL LIGHT WHEN YOU ARE WANTED FOR MURDER

I FELT UNMASKED, UNCLOTHED, NAKED
A lot of similarities in this with Odd Thomas. The goblins feed on fear and bad vibes. Had Koontz just wrote this story it could have been great. Instead he tried to be Fitzgerald or some classic writer. He is very descriptive and everything is described in three different ways. The love scene might make you gag. I stayed with it for almost eleven hours, cause I wanted to know how the story ended or the problem was solved. When part 2 started and Koontz got even more flowery, I could not stand it anymore. This is early Koontz and in my opinion all early Koontz should be avoided, while later Koontz should be treasured.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Chuck

An exciting thrill ride! Very imaginative and Insightful of the human condition. My favorite Koontz novel. I eagerly await a sequel!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love the Carnival setting

I really enjoyed listening to this Dean Koontz book.
The plot was well maintained and had a steady pace.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating was because the "sci-fi" aspect of the novel threw me off ground a couple times. But overall great quality novel and good narration.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Fantasic Listen

As always, Dean Koontz delivers. This book is riveting with fantastic characters you will love!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Diana
  • Butte, MT, USA
  • 02-15-10

another great story

This book takes you places you never thought of. Dean Koontz brings you characters that explain much of the evil in this world. But with it always the good gifted folk that can battle the evil forces. A truly good story! Keep them coming Mr. Koontz!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Derek
  • 04-30-09

Great thriller,

This is more a gripping thriller than a scary horror story.

The story is about a young man with the ability to see some people in their true form as evil "goblins" in human disguise. He stalks and kills them and takes refuge with other variously gifted misfits. As the goblins begin to recognise him as a threat, he gradually learns of their evil plans for the downfall of humanity. Although hopelessly outnumbered, he must take the war to the goblins...

The plot is imaginative, well paced and in parts very tense. The characters are very convincing and I really found myself caring what happened to them. Highly recommended.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • john goodchild
  • 02-01-09

Absorbed, Hooked, ITS FAB!!!!!

My first Dean koontz Book and definately not my last. loved every minute of it from start to finish. Highly recomend it!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-26-16

good narration

enjoyed this book .liked the narrator also.ive read a lot of deans books and always enjoy them.i first read this years ago but saw it on audible and decided to have a listen realised id forgotten a lot of the story.so like a new book to me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Erica H.
  • 02-02-16

brilliant book

Keeps you on your toes, keeps you guessing too, other well written book by Dean Koonz

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sean
  • 02-18-10

Dean Koontz needs an editor

This book is hard going. Koontz doesn't use a sentence to describe something when he can use a paragraph instead. Two out of every three sentences could be trimmed from this book and it would lose nothing in the edit. I kept finding myself wanting to yell "Okay, okay, I get the picture, get on with the story!" The premise underlying the story itself is weak and undeveloped. It's like something you'd expect from a hastily drafted Stephen King novel. This is my second and last Koontz book.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Tara
  • 02-26-17

Enjoyable but not my favourite Koontz

I am an avid Koontz listener/reader but this was definitely not my favourite book. Great narration as always with his books but I struggled to keep listening.