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77 Shadow Street Audiobook

77 Shadow Street

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Publisher's Summary

Enter the world of the Pendleton: The original owner became a recluse - and was rumored to be more than half mad - after his wife and two children were kidnapped in 1896 and never found. The second owner suffered a worse tragedy in 1935, when his house manager murdered him, his family, and the entire live-in staff....

Craftsmen and laborers working on renovations disappear or go mad....

For years, the Pendleton is a happy place, until a bad turn comes again....

Voices in unknown languages are heard in deserted rooms, everywhere and nowhere....

Disturbing shadows move along walls but have no source....

Images on security monitors show strange places that exist nowhere in the building or its grounds....

A young boy talks of an imaginary playmate - who turns out to be terrifyingly real....

A figure like a man but clearly inhuman is glimpsed in the courtyard gardens at night and in other locales, perhaps a hoaxer of some kind, seemingly oblivious of those who see it - until it suddenly takes an interest in one of them....

©2011 Dean Koontz (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Amazon Customer SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 04-24-12
    Amazon Customer SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 04-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow!"

    Dean Koontz is one of the best storytellers I's ever read. I've listened to this book at least four times, and I only put it down because there were other books I wanted to get to. I love the way he combines the personal stories of the characters with the science fiction or supernatural elements of the stories. Simply great.

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    Lorin 04-17-12
    Lorin 04-17-12
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    "Hard to follow, too many characters"
    What disappointed you about 77 Shadow Street?

    The story was boring and confusing. Most of the events that happened seemed purely for dramatic effect and without contributing to the plot. In fact, I could not really discern a plot.


    What could Dean Koontz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better character and plot development.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-30-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Not Worth The Credit"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story was long, boring, and lacking in any real story.


    What could Dean Koontz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Upon reading this book, I would not have believed it was written by Koontz. It was rambling and disappointing.


    What didn’t you like about Peter Berkrot’s performance?

    Not much.


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    Janet 03-29-12
    Janet 03-29-12

    Good books just make me smile!

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    "A strong start ..."
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Peter Berkrot?

    Easily. Dean Koontz has many to offer that are stronger than this one.


    What was most disappointing about Dean Koontz’s story?

    It was predictable and rather slow.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was actually what kept me going, he drew my attention.


    Did 77 Shadow Street inspire you to do anything?

    Enjoy the present ...and look forward to my next listen.


    Any additional comments?

    This story started strongly, but seemed to lose steam as it went on ... and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bret Omaha, NE, United States 03-21-12
    Bret Omaha, NE, United States 03-21-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Fairly Good, Too Character Heavy"

    The biggest challenge of this book is trying to recall who is who. The book is laden with characters and I found myself often having to restart chapters and try to figure out who was being discussed. This definitely impacted the overall enjoyment of a fairly good story.

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    Cecilie 03-18-12
    Cecilie 03-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A very long let down"

    I've listened to a lot of Koontz novels but this one seems to lack all the fine tuned suspense that I enjoy in Koontz. It ought to be chilling but it is rather boring and long winded instead. The characters aren't really interesting and I never felt engaged in their story or their struggle. Really it is a weak story with few plot twists and little excitement. The performance is fine but overall I felt bored more than entertained or thrilled.

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    Wally Ellisville, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 03-18-12
    Wally Ellisville, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 03-18-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointed by 77 Shadow Street"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am a Dean Koontz fan that was disappointed by his latest novel. 77 Shadow Street was the worst Dean Koontz book I've listened too and my library has at least 10 books in it plus I have 10 more on CD. My question is: What's happened to the Dean Koontz fans know and love?


    What was most disappointing about Dean Koontz’s story?

    The book was choppy at best. I kept asking myself


    Did Peter Berkrot do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    not for me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leonard Vereeniging, South Africa 03-14-12
    Leonard Vereeniging, South Africa 03-14-12 Member Since 2017

    Creaking noises when I get up in the morning, isn't the bedsprings, it me at, well, middle age...

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    "Really dissapointing"
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Peter Berkrot?

    Yes, I'm a Dean Koontz fan


    What was most disappointing about Dean Koontz’s story?

    I just couldn't follow this storyline and later I didn't care.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time. It compares OK.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Sigh...


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    Barbara Fort Smith, AR, United States 03-12-12
    Barbara Fort Smith, AR, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2013
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    "What a disappointment!"

    I am a fan of Koontz but this book is nothing like his usual effort. All the Odd Thomas books were my favorites but I think I've read all of the author's books and enjoyed most of them. This one doesn't hold my attention and it is an effort to finish it.

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    Tamrya Nash OKC 03-03-12
    Tamrya Nash OKC 03-03-12 Member Since 2014

    Lab Lover

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    "Way too verbose"
    Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Peter Berkrot?

    I like Koontz and the narration was super. But this was way too much like the final Frankenstein. Koontz could have gotten the story told in a much shorter time.


    Has 77 Shadow Street turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Was 77 Shadow Street worth the listening time?

    It could have done half the time


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