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Intensity

A Novel
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (306 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed “homicidal adventurer,” Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit. 

Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive - until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl...as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.

©1995 Dean Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Awesome

I really loved this story.
This book made me think a lot about people who are in position to negatively or affect people’s lives. Presidents, police officers, senators , etc.
The killer really makes you think. The heroine makes you want her to succeed. You find yourself saying no, just save yourself.
I really liked this book.

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Way TOO Wordy!!!

Holy cow... the story may be half way good but the ‘over description’ of EVERYTHING made the story sooo much longer than it needed to be. It dragged and dragged because of the over dramatic excessive verbiage! Usually really like his books... disappointed!!

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gave up after 3 hours, hated it

trying to listen to this book was like nails on a chalkboard. it was just hoorible and i could not listen any longer.

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OMG!! WOW!! This is an amazing book!!

This book grips you and doesn't let go! Well written and named. It had me on edge the entire time

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book is awesome... reader lacked excitement

loved the book, reader lacked excitement and animation... male reader was way better when I listened to this years ago

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second listen, still scary! Mr. Koontz weaves an i

This is the second time I've listened to this story; still scary! Mr Koontz is an excellent story teller.

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My favorite Dean Koontz book!

There was an earlier audible version with a male narrator that was a bit better. Otherwise well done!

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Just Ok

Story isn't bad, but the narration is poor. The reader sounds just like that; a reader rather than the main character of the story. I quit after five chapters due to boredom.

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Riveting

This book kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Very riveting and worth the listen.

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  • Mari
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • 06-05-19

"intense"

It was not what I was expecting, but the story kept me on edge. I had to keep listening.

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  • Karolina
  • 12-16-18

Extraordinary story.

What would you do if you were stuck with a serial killer in a vehicle? What would you do if he found you?
Griping story from beginning until the end. What a brilliant idea for a book! Psychological thriller at it’s best.
I just love Dean Koontz’s imagination and the beautiful way he describes people, places and emotions almost as if he was writing a poem.
I think that narration was very good. The main character was a female and in rather impossible situation. Frankie did her justice presenting a variety of emotions going through her head.

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  • NJD
  • 09-05-18

Gripping - Lose Yourself In Intensity !

Perfect Dean Koontz - could not stop listening . Unforgettable villain who embodies evil and an inspirational heroine . Highly recommended

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  • fuzzy
  • 10-24-18

Disappointment

Not now of his better books. Could be down to the narrator. Found that her voice was very flat. Not much expression in the way she read the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-31-19

fantastic

fantastic story and true to its title. keeps u hooked and needing to know what happens next. fantastic book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-27-18

waffly

normally a fan of Kootz but this novel seemed to be more interested in waffling and stretching out wat was probably best as a short story