Innocence

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Wilderness and Other Stories Publisher's Summary

"The world is a machine that produces endless surprises and mysteries layered on mysteries."

"Wilderness," a darkly intriguing short story first published as an e-book original, was written as prelude to Dean Koontz's novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder - Innocence.

Addison Goodheart was born in an isolated home surrounded by a deep forest, never known to his father, kept secret from everyone but his mother, who barely accepts him. Only in the woods, among the wildlife, is Addison truly welcome. Only there can he be at peace. Until the day he first knows terror, the day when his life changes radically and forever....

Twelve of the other fourteen short stories and novelettes included in this audio anthology were most recently reissued in a print collection entitled Strange Highways, published by Warner Books (1995). The other two - "The Scariest Thing I Know" (2000) first published in Martha Stewart Living magazine and "Hostage Situation" (2009) in The New York Times Summer Thriller series.

Only the short work "Down in the Darkness," has ever been produced for audio.

©1995 Wilderness and Other Stories is a selection from Strange Highways copyright 1995 by Dean Koontz. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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    • Wilderness and Other Stories

    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill, MacLeod Andrews, Will Damron, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
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    "Wilderness," a darkly intriguing short story first published as an e-book original, was written as prelude to Dean Koontz’s novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder - Innocence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dean Koontz Has Found His New Niche!!

    • By Thomas on 11-05-15

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 1

    • Innocence

    • A Novel
    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,392
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,404

    He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Among Koontz’s Best Slow Interesting Books

    • By Michael on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $25.89