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Publisher's Summary

In the privacy of her own home, and against her will, Susan Harris will experience an inconceivable act of terror. She will become the object of the ultimate computer’s consuming obsession: to learn everything there is to know about human flesh.

©2009 Dean Koontz (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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I liked it!

Did the other reviewers read the description before buying? This is a very early Koontz book that has been re-released. If you listen knowing it was written in the 70's you will like it too.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Dennis
  • Arlington, VT, United States
  • 08-20-13

Creepy Rewrite

It was interesting to hear Koontz talk about the history of this work, his experience with the movie studio, and the new release.
This is a type of story that has been told in different versions before, but this has to be the creepiest I have run across so far. Funny strange and disturbing. Well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Guy
  • Seaside, CA, United States
  • 08-29-10

Worst Koontz Ever!

I am a big Dean Koontz fan. I have listened to all of the ones that have been put out on audio. This was a big disappointment. I turned it off after about an hour and do not plan on listening to the rest. Have they run out of good Koontz books to put on audio? I see the other new one is getting bad reviews also. What gives?

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Bob
  • North Lauderdale, FL, United States
  • 07-28-10

Awful

If Audible let us give half stars that is what I would have done. It was the the worst Dean Koontz book I've ever read. I couldn't even finish it. A first for a Koontz book for me.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Shank scared the shot out of me

I am a computer guy. I always imagined what artificial intelligence will be and this book took that imagination one step farther. it was awesome

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Creepy tale from Koontz' early sci-fi period

Good, but thankfully short. I like Christopher Lane from his readings of Darkfall and several of the Frankenstein series, but the computer voice got tiresome.

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Not his best.

I love Koontz but this book was not his best in my opinion. I kept waiting for something good to happen and it left me hanging a bit.

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  • Michael
  • Walnut Creek, CA, United States
  • 08-15-10

Not great Koontz

This is not as bad as The Vision but it is not good. It has some wilder unbelievable aspects and less development of relationships.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • C.
  • 07-26-16

Boring

What would have made Demon Seed better?

Poor writing, didnt capture my attention in comparison to the movie. The story didnt flow, difficult to follow.

What was most disappointing about Dean Koontz’s story?

monotone and repeative, Difficult to follow

Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Lane’s performances?

maybe

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Demon Seed?

na

Any additional comments?

none

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • SBRAL
  • 09-01-15

The film was better...

It is quite a rare moment when I prefer a movie to the book original, but this re-working of the original does not meet the usual standards of the author. The narrator lacks the ability to keep the interest of the listener. Whether this is because he is trying too hard to be inhuman, or because the material itself lacks a spark, I can only let you decide. Not a book I would recommend listening to. 1 star for spelling the author's name right.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful