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Publisher's Summary

They're out there....
Waiting. Watching. Unseen by normal eyes, but all too visible to Slim MacKenzie, a young man blessed - or cursed - by Twilight Eyes.

They're out there....
Lurking in the darkest shadows of an eerie, moonlit carnival. Feeding their twisted needs with human suffering - and fiendishly plotting the downfall of the human race.

They're out there....
But don't scream. They'll hear you.

©2008 Dean Koontz (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Highly Entertaining

My wife and I spend countless hours on the road. Dean Koontz almost always delivers. This particular book is one of those occasions where he gets it right. There are some mature chapters in the book so younger listeners may be discouraged but I would say this is a gripping tale from his earlier days and it will keep you up while pulling and all nighter.

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Odd Thomas original

If you like Mr. Koontz' Odd Thomas series, you will like this. Without doubt this book served as the authors inspiration for Odd Thomas. Certainly the Odd Thomas series has received more attention and is more popular. Nonetheless, there is no doubt this is similar.

The narrator is excellent and enjoyable. I would recommend reading this while awaiting for the next in the Odd Thomas series.

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Roller Coaster Ride!

Wow what a good Book!
The books starts out interesting but a little slow. It is kind of like how the cars on a roller coaster are pulled slowly up the first big hill.

The last two thirds of the book is a total horror ride!

The story takes place on the east coast (USA) in 1963-1964. The book was first published in 1985

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YOU TRAVEL LIGHT WHEN YOU ARE WANTED FOR MURDER

I FELT UNMASKED, UNCLOTHED, NAKED
A lot of similarities in this with Odd Thomas. The goblins feed on fear and bad vibes. Had Koontz just wrote this story it could have been great. Instead he tried to be Fitzgerald or some classic writer. He is very descriptive and everything is described in three different ways. The love scene might make you gag. I stayed with it for almost eleven hours, cause I wanted to know how the story ended or the problem was solved. When part 2 started and Koontz got even more flowery, I could not stand it anymore. This is early Koontz and in my opinion all early Koontz should be avoided, while later Koontz should be treasured.

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Twilight eyes

Nice and creepy, like only Koontz can be. Couldn't stop listening to it. I really liked the characters. Might have to revisit this one. J.

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"Eye" say Read This Book!

Once again a knock out punch from Koontz! This sort of was along the lines of Water for Elephants, well in is Dean Koontz sort of way. It is really good!

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Not bad I guess..

When I held this book in my hands and slowly read it years ago I loved it, as far as I can remember anyway. Now, years later having it read to me by someone else audiobook style, I found it a little disappointing. Right when the story and characters really begin to come alive, Dean Koontz kills it abruptly. He probably noticed that he hit the minimum pages required to publish and just ran out the door with it. Sad, it needed a big second act part that just didn't happen..
Anyway, 3 stars, main character is in his late teens, young the whole story and the audiobook sounds like my grandfather was reading it to me, weird and not a good fit. If you want a great Koontz audiobook, go with;
1.) Watchers 2.) Lightning 3.) Intensity 4.) One Door away From Heaven 5.) Life Expectancy was also pretty good, so Good Luck!

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challenging to read

this is the first Koontz story that I did not love. the navigation of the story was not as entertaining or engaging as others that I have heard. the main character, Slim, it's supposed to be 17 years old and yet the Navigators voice belonged to a character much older. The language that was used and the terminology was unbelievable for me for characters that age. I am old enough to remember what we used to talk like back in the 60s, and as teenagers, we would never express ourselves the way these characters did. Just a bit too refined and intellectual, no matter how old the characters may have felt. therefore, it was not convincing for me. Additionally, I think that there was too much descriptive writing which made it more laborious to get through. the storyline was unique oh, and I did enjoy that.

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Fantasic Listen

As always, Dean Koontz delivers. This book is riveting with fantastic characters you will love!

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Not one of his better

I am a Koontz fan and have a dozen of his books in audio form. I can't tell if he was going for penny novel atmosphere or it was written in 1987 when he was not very good but I found it long, predictable and boring. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.

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  • Derek
  • 04-30-09

Great thriller,

This is more a gripping thriller than a scary horror story.

The story is about a young man with the ability to see some people in their true form as evil "goblins" in human disguise. He stalks and kills them and takes refuge with other variously gifted misfits. As the goblins begin to recognise him as a threat, he gradually learns of their evil plans for the downfall of humanity. Although hopelessly outnumbered, he must take the war to the goblins...

The plot is imaginative, well paced and in parts very tense. The characters are very convincing and I really found myself caring what happened to them. Highly recommended.

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  • Josie Goodchild
  • 02-01-09

Absorbed, Hooked, ITS FAB!!!!!

My first Dean koontz Book and definately not my last. loved every minute of it from start to finish. Highly recomend it!

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  • Ka Livingstone
  • 05-09-19

Twilight eyes

Brilliant just as good as I remember when I read it over 30 years ago!

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  • Sean
  • 02-18-10

Dean Koontz needs an editor

This book is hard going. Koontz doesn't use a sentence to describe something when he can use a paragraph instead. Two out of every three sentences could be trimmed from this book and it would lose nothing in the edit. I kept finding myself wanting to yell "Okay, okay, I get the picture, get on with the story!" The premise underlying the story itself is weak and undeveloped. It's like something you'd expect from a hastily drafted Stephen King novel. This is my second and last Koontz book.

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  • Smee
  • 03-09-20

Good book

Loved this from years back and this is an excellent version with just the right level of intensity.

Story is strong, well paced and begging for a sequel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-26-16

good narration

enjoyed this book .liked the narrator also.ive read a lot of deans books and always enjoy them.i first read this years ago but saw it on audible and decided to have a listen realised id forgotten a lot of the story.so like a new book to me

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  • Erica H.
  • 02-02-16

brilliant book

Keeps you on your toes, keeps you guessing too, other well written book by Dean Koonz

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  • Mark
  • 07-21-22

Great.

Read this about 25yrs ago. For an oldish book, it's quite relevant today. We are the carneys and guess who are the goblins, intent on wreaking misery on us all...

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  • Andy F
  • 04-09-22

A story with great potential that just didn’t deliver

Having enjoyed reading and listening to a great many Dean Koontz books this certainly isn’t one of his best, perhaps explained by the early publication date before he refined his story telling skills. A main character with elements of Odd Thomas’ psychic magnetism ability and Ralph’s ability to see things other can’t in Stephen King’s Insomnia. Although the reviews suggested a promising story, I was left underwhelmed by Twilight Eyes. Great potential but never achieved anything of merit with an ending that was inconclusive and just fizzled out leaving far too many loose ends. Not one I’d recommend.

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  • Brenda Shirley
  • 03-02-22

Better 2nd time around

Having read it at least two decades ago, now that I get blurred vision. I enjoyed it even more listening to it being read to me, it
gripped me totally.

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  • Loretta.
  • 07-23-21

Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz

I loved this book it make me laugh it made me cry i felt the love and friendship of all these people fictional or not i believe in them ..Thank you Dean Thank you Malcom Hillgartner ♥️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-29-20

great explanations, but of a let down

read this as a kid and returned as i didnt remember the plot. so much build up in the first part of the book, and then everyrhing happens within a chapter and we all live happily ever after. very let down. there could have been 5 or 6 more chapters for the ending of part 1

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  • Len
  • 07-16-19

A stunner

This is one of the best books Dean koontz has written, and he has written some good ones. It compares with Swan Song, Carrion Comfort and The Stand, although much shorter than any of those superlative classics. For me, this book is breathlessly exciting. A deep sense of doom and hopelessness for mankind is contrasted by the two main characters hope for their futures and their clever, relentless pursuit of the villians. I always wished Dean had followed through with a second book.

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  • Tara
  • 02-26-17

Enjoyable but not my favourite Koontz

I am an avid Koontz listener/reader but this was definitely not my favourite book. Great narration as always with his books but I struggled to keep listening.