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Publisher's Summary

From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose.

Best-selling author Dean Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic, and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankind's darkest creation.

©2004 Dean Koontz; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Cross Lassie with E.T., add a touch of The Wolfen and a dash of The Godfather, and you get a sense of some of the ingredients in this supernatural thriller, which should move Koontz a notch closer to Stephen King's high-rent district." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Malia Nash Hawaii 09-21-11
    Malia Nash Hawaii 09-21-11 Member Since 2010

    Malia Nash

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    "Interesting"

    An old but timeless tale (25 years old!) . Loved it. Will try other Koontz novels.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Clinton, MO, United States 12-30-10
    Cynthia Clinton, MO, United States 12-30-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Good book, mediocre narrator"

    I am an avid Koontz fan, but the narrator did not fit the book. He sounded cheesy, mispronounced words, and his southern accent was embarrassing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 07-18-08
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 07-18-08 Member Since 2017

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "Classic Koontz..."

    Watchers is classic Koontz with my favorite formula; A flawed (human) hero, strong family relationships, unusual situations, and a great dog. This was excellent in all of these dimensions. I found the narration superior. This was a fun story with pleasant characters, a cool dog, and a nice female. I have read and listened to a lot of Koontz and this is in my top 10 Koontz.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 10-07-11
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 10-07-11 Member Since 2017

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter.

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    "Entertaining but predictable"

    I thought the characters were well developed although some of their development was about as well contrived as the plot. Government engages in questionable R&D, prototypes escape and havoc is wreaked. My favorite character was Vince the hit man, who was one sick puppy, no pun intended. Enjoyed listening to a story that was written more than 20 years ago where the characters depended on items like pay phones which pretty much have disappeared. A cut above average with average narration.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    SnideSide Full time RV'er, USA 04-14-09
    SnideSide Full time RV'er, USA 04-14-09 Member Since 2009

    Love all kinds of books, esp while drifting to sleep,cleaning, driving.

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    "Sci-Fi that's scary & unusual & possible?"

    The Government has bred 2 animals for strength, speed, intelligence and the need to kill one another. A single girl is being stalked by a nasty repairman who duplicates the key to her house. A man is going for a walk thru the woods and is stopped by a dog with unusually high mentality. The 3 meet, join together, and try to outrun the other creature who always seems to find them. Kept me up reading. Beginning was a little slow til they get the stalker out of the way.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa East Stroudsburg, PA, USA 06-27-09
    Lisa East Stroudsburg, PA, USA 06-27-09 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book/Terrible Narrator"

    I love the book and have read it several times. The audio book of course is good but would be much better with a different narrator. This guy mispronounces several easy words and it's very annoying.

    All in all, it's definitely a great story and worth the listen.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Gus 05-24-17
    Gus 05-24-17 Member Since 2017

    I live in the real world. If I am going to read a book, it better be something I can't find here!

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    "This is the book that got me into reading."

    When I was in 8th grade my mother gave me this book to start my journey into the world of books. Perfectly balanced book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 10-24-15
    Jessica 10-24-15
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    "just fun"

    this book has a great deal of nostalgic value for me so judge the value of my review with that in mind. I find this book to be utterly adorable and enchanting. it is an easy read with likeable characters. outside of my nostalgia I would rate it okay, worth a read or two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda L. Serra 06-19-15
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    "Exciting and creepy"

    Intense story and engaging characters. A fast paced book that I didn't want to put down. The quality of the recording was okay, but seemed to have some kind of weird brittle sound to it. Sometimes it was distracting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony 02-15-15
    Anthony 02-15-15
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    "Fantastic!"

    It took Jim Butcher, James Marsters, and a wonderful woman named Jennie to get me to try this book. I was incredible. Mr. Charles had me forgetting that only one person was reading. Great job. Thank you Mr. Koontz

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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