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From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Now the mesmerizing saga concludes....

As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor's first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision - and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have conceived - an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with powers, and a purpose, beyond imagining.

©2009 Dean Koontz (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Great Entertainment

Christopher Lane did an outstanding job bringing the characters alive. This story was quite funny in a lot of places, especially when it centered on Jocko. The narrator really was responsible for making this character as funny as he was. Great voice! I've purchased all of the books in this series. I've really enjoyed them all, they kept me interested throughout.

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Highly enjoyable! The narrator makes it worth it.

The best thing about this audiobook was the narrator. Highly skilled with excellent differentiation of the different characters, he lifted an average storyline off the pages and brought it to amazing technicolour life.

The second best thing about this audiobook was the writing style. Quick, witty, playful and highly descriptive.

The third best thing about this audiobook was the character Jacko. I could listen to his scenes all day.

The worst thing about this book for me was the plot, or more specifically the Deus ex machina ending. I always feel like Koontz writes himself into a corner and doesnt know how to get out so he draws a door on the wall behind him. I get so mad at his endings especially after such a delicious writing style. Aaah well. I think its still worth the read.

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Love the action and banter, hate the insects,

I really enjoy Koontz way of writing, very distinct, elegant. But, the only part of his storytelling that I struggle with is his obsession with entomology. He's an excellent storyteller, but I can't for the life of me understand how he manages to incorporate bugs in practically every story. And not just insects, but man morphing into giant, talking insects. I enjoyed the first novel in this series, but by the time I got to the 3rd story, somehow it turned from Victor Frankenstein and creatures turning into insects; bent on destroying mankind. I continued reading despite this, but he lost me completely when one of his creatures morphed into a man sized insect, produced a mouth in his forehead than proceeded to sing "Ava Maria". The story was going along quite well until that moment. All I can say is "stick a fork in me, I'm done!!"

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  • BDHumbert
  • Fort Pierce, FL, United States
  • 06-09-18

Best

So far. Really enjoying this series. Koontz is a great story teller and Christopher Lane delivers a spot on narration

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  • Francis
  • BELLINGHAM, WA, United States
  • 06-06-18

This book is wonderfully funny!

I am listening to this series and have enjoyed the previous parts of the story, but this part is my favorite.

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great book!!

loved this book!! I highly recommend!! my wife and children would listen with me instead of watching the boob-tube.

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Fabulous!!

I love this series completely!! The story is wonderful & Christopher Lane’s ability’s to make each character so alive, I was laughing in between times of suspense! BRAVO!!!

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In love with this series!!

i absolutely love Dean's choice of words for the telling of this story, it brought life to the story.

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Outstanding

Characters are so rich in this story. This is one of Koontz best series. Downloading book 4 soon.

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Well done

This is a chilling, but enjoyable book. The narrator is very good! I could not put it down.

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  • 02-10-18

Outstanding...

As good as all the others, recommend listening for n order to get true value of story