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Publisher's Summary

Can an ordinary guy make extraordinary choices in a battle between humanity and unearthly evil?

Joe Mandel is a perfectly ordinary guy from a perfectly ordinary town - a college student and community volunteer who dreams of one day publishing a novel. When a series of strange intuitions leads him to a crime in progress, Joe jumps headlong into danger without hesitation. In the aftermath, he wonders about the uncanny impulse that suddenly swept over him.

Until new friend Portia Montclair, the strangely wise daughter of the local police chief, explains to him what sent him ricocheting around town like a crazy pinball. Portia tells of another reality, a reality more thrilling - and terrifying - than Joe ever imagined. Timeless, elemental forces of good and evil have come to the quiet town of Little City: a cosmic entity capable of infecting human beings, and the seeker who has chosen Joe to find it.

To stop the malevolent invader, this average Joe must be braver than he ever thought possible...and face the hardest decisions of his life.

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

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Wow, seriously crackers...

Wow, seriously crackers, insane! This is a crazy story of time travel (one of my favorite tropes), and it's combined with a bit of horror (come on, it's Koontz!), as Joe finds himself an unwitting hero, a paladin of sorts.
There's a dog... a very special dog... a golden retriever ( No... Really? )!
Joe has to confront his new "reality", and did I tell you there's a dog... Lol
The audio edition was done with James Patrick Cronin's and his narration is pitch-perfect, and dead-on-the-money for this story... Overall rating = Wow!  ★★★★★
 
This ebook w/whisper sync, actually has animated graphics called "Kindle in Motion". It's kinda cool, but the 5 stars had little or nothing to do with this feature.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Yesssss. This is the Dean Koontz I Love.

This seemed like going home. I missed the golden retriever, the sense of dark and unusual and the good guy. Anxiously waiting for it to continue....

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Review on book by Dean Koontz

Book was not that interesting but the narrator was excellent. I could actually see in my mind the characters that was portrayed .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not the usual Dean Koontz story...

I didn't really enjoy the storyline and hated the ending.
The narrator was quite mundane for the main character and creepy for the grandmother. However, he read the background parts and the part of Porsche fine.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Taminan
  • Bountiful, UT, US
  • 01-29-18

short. not up to Koontz name

the book was very disappointing. it was very short and ended before it got any good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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An amazing tale

Dean Koonz never fails to surprise and to make a reader think of incredible possibilities. I love the way Joe handles his newly acquired abilities, and the development of his charactetr as well as the others.
I highly recommend this story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Another Dean Koontz winner

Unlike Stephen King, whose stories often have negative endings, Dean Koontz, works are usually positive. It's not that I dislike King or and I do not need "They lived happily ever after". Dean has found a middle ground and it's terrific..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Fun romp through the multiverse!

Time and space collide for a wild and fun ride! In the humdrum of every day life, extraordinary things do happen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Quick read

Fast read, easy to follow, interesting plot, syfy thriller. Want to read other exploits of Joe Richochete.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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It's just not the type reading I enjoy.

What disappointed you about Ricochet Joe?

I couldn't get interested enough to read it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

I would have to do more research on anything by him. He seemed to spend to much time building characters and describing the environment. Well, nothing held my interest but I generally read nonfiction.

Did James Patrick Cronin do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

He did a fine job.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total lack of interest towards getting into the story and I was so Bored.

Any additional comments?

nope.

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  • Mr
  • 01-13-18

GooD short story

Really enjoyed this, being short it’s a good motorway listen for that mundane 2 hr journey
Good story which could easily become a longer novel or series