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A “superior thriller” (Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz - nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.

That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...

©1986, 2018 Dean Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Best yet

Been listening to Dean Koontz’s books for awhile & just discovered this one—totally wonderful!
Thanks Mr. Koontz~

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Great Read.

loved this one. It was definitely worth buying.
I will listen to this book again!

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The Best

This the best book by Dean Koontz. I have a huge library of books and I would say eighty percent are from Mr. Koontz. My first was Twillight Eyes and that started my love for his books. I can't wait to download his next audio thriller!

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Wonderful story!

This book gripping and addicting. It isn't often that I find myself laughing out loud while sitting alone.

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This is a wonderful book, great story,

This book was a great read, difficult to put down, just one of his best books, go out and find yourself some
of the works of Dean koontz

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Mesmerizing!

This book had all the elements of a great story. All the characters were well developed and the plot was exciting, suspenseful, and at times horrific and bone chilling. In spite of that there were moments when I laughed out loud and other times I was moved to tears.

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Complete in every way

The Watchers was a truly delightful roller coaster of excitement every step of the way. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it had to end. My life from this point will be filled with an endless quest for a book that I can fall in love with to even a degree with which I loved this one.

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I love this book

this was the 1st koontz book I ever read, back in college in 1988. I've read it 100 times since then, but listening to it was a whole new level of fun!

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  • Amelialegbar ♥️
  • 05-26-18

EXCELLENT

One of my favourite all time Koontz novels, that I have read many many times in the past and now available on Audible!
I loved listening to the story, a whole new dimension to this excellent story, one I intend to listen to many times in the future!

Super narration too!

Buy it, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • 06-09-18

Best book by Dean Koontz

This may have been one of his earliest books but it’s my favourite. It’s got everything you could want in what he calls a rip roaring good story.

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  • Mikey
  • 06-21-18

Love this book

I absolutely love this book, my favourite Dean Koontz novel, read many years ago, and hugely enjoyed again. Highly recommend people, don’t hesitate, download it and listen now.

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  • Kaz Whiteley
  • 06-14-18

Dean Koontz best ever book

until listening to the afterword I did not realise how long ago this book was written. it was the book that started me following Dean koontz about 30 years ago. has always been my favourite and the original paper back never being got rid of. not having much time for reading was over the moon when it was finally released in audible form. a must to listen to. BRILLIANT

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  • Promis Christodoulou
  • 06-13-18

one of my favourites

Absolutely loved it, start to finish. I first read it some years ago and listening to it some 20 years later didn't take anything away from the experience. A really good bit of escapism.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-24-18

My favourite book

Watchers was the first Dean Koontz book I bought and I read it so many times my 1st copy almost fell apart. Thrilled to find it on audible and enjoyed it all over again

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  • mr a thomson
  • 05-23-18

just awesome!

I would recommend this book to anyone looking to fall in love with some truly amazing characters.