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3.0000589418699 out of 53.0000589418699 out of 53.0000589418699 out of 53.0000589418699 out of 53.0000589418699 out of 5 3.00 (28,333 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: David Aaron Baker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Odd Thomas Series Release Date: November 2006 ISBN: 9780739332917
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Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill
the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn,
his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of
the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature

Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.

St. Bartholomew’s Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California’s high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way. The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell-ringing Brother Constantine and Odd’s steady companion, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey’s most precious charges. For Odd is about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpasses all that has come before.





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Quotes & Awards

  • The final chapter of Brother Odd is delightful and makes a promise to readers that Odd will return. Hooray. Sacramento Bee
  • Odd Thomas' latest adventure will make a believer out of even the hardest-nosed soul. Denver Post
  • The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likeable creation. The New York Times
  • Odd's strange gifts, coupled with his intelligence and self-effacing humor, make him one of the most quietly authoritative characters in recent popular fiction. Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • Odd Thomas [is] exactly the kind of hero that’s needed. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • Odd Thomas is another name for courage, truth, and devotion to your fellow man. Baton Rouge Advocate

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/14/2014

    " Didn't get the whole coyote bit. Were they evil? But, it was entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/27/2013

    " I loved this book. the banter between Rodion Romanovich and Odd was so humorous I read through each of their conversations twice. Humor goes well with horror only so well in the Odd stories. this wasn't my favorite book in the series but it was just as enjoyable. the monsters in this book were a little too "out there" but it did leave room for the special effects movie people as they were hard to imagine even as a very imaginative horror fan. thanks Dean for continuing a great character and allowing us to read his manuscripts. @ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 12/19/2013

    " Thomas goes to an abby in the mountains but strange events follow him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 12/3/2013

    " The Odd series is redeemed. The introduction of new delightful characters is balanced with mysterious villains and unique fantastical experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Balconi | 11/26/2013

    " The Pharanormal jouney continues. While seeking solice, the character is forced to face what he is and what he will need to do in life to continue living. Koontz takes you on a journey of the healing from loss of young love and letting go to finding peace in what his charcter is and what he will become. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gregory Pierce | 11/21/2013

    " I read this and thought, "at least I got another paperback off the shelves." Terrible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tealeye | 11/4/2013

    " I love this series. I'm so glad that Leyla told me about them. I can't wait to read the next book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 9/15/2013

    " I think this is the last one... and three is enough! Good but enough is enough "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/13/2013

    " Another great book by Koontz. Odd Thomas is just an interesting character and even though he is a bit strange, has some characteristics that I think are pretty cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prairieflower Rawlings | 8/11/2013

    " Again, I enjoyed this story. I really love the series. I'm not a Koontz reader any more, but I can't get over these books and I don't know why! I'll call it a guilty pleasure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KJP | 7/25/2013

    " The climax was a bit odd... but I do love that Odd Thomas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 3/30/2013

    " More artificial than the first two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryellen | 3/7/2013

    " loved it, love all the Odd Thomas books. ready for #4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Brooks | 2/6/2013

    " Not as good as the first two, but definitely good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheryl | 12/5/2012

    " This one wasn't as good at the first two but I still enjoyed it, It got better about 3/4 thru the book, then I really enjoyed it. Will definitely read the rest in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karren | 11/26/2012

    " I always love Oddie, what is there not to love. This one was a little more bizarre than the first two, but I definitely enjoyed the storyline and just the right amount of intrigue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 11/14/2012

    " Not as good as the first book ... and a little too much stealing from an old movie (spoiler if I tell you which one!). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jasoches | 7/27/2012

    " I'm disappointed with this book. I loved the first book "Odd Thomas" and would recommend it to anyone. I was hoping that this would be as good as the first but it didn't even come close. I'm not going to finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie2225 | 7/25/2012

    " Can you give less than a star? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck Via | 6/16/2012

    " Gobble gobble where is the next one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa M | 4/10/2012

    " I like this character and always like Dean Koontz, good quick read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/18/2012

    " Is anyone surprised that this one got five stars, too? Just read them already. They're really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Jordan | 10/23/2011

    " I was alright, an easy read. This writer is of the style I look for. Some of thier material, however, is a little hard to get through. I loose interest easily. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ejreiss | 10/10/2011

    " I am a Big Odd fan and this one I was a little diappointed on. I really didn't like the whole munk thing, but all in all, it was a good book if you want to continue the Odd series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Hendricks | 9/26/2011

    " As if monasteries aren't creepy enough. This book is much better than the previous book in the series. It thankful broke Odd Thomas out of the emo personality that he developed in the second book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 6/25/2011

    " Odd Thomas to the rescue again -- apparently. This is the first Odd book I've read and probably won't bother reading more. I liked the abbey setting and I liked Odd, but I kept wanting the book to end so I could start something else.. just not my regular genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorelei | 6/16/2011

    " This was my favorite of all the odd thomas books. All were really good and got me hooked on Dean Koontz. But this was by far my fav. Great funny one liners that had me laughing out loud and sharing with my husband. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Guy | 6/12/2011

    " A much better follow up than the 2nd book. Great series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/23/2011

    " I love the "Odd" character, he is funny, wise and brave. This whole series has left me wanting to be in on his next adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Odd Thomas in a monastery. Strayed a little from Odd Thomas' special ability to a mad scientist that Odd Thomas was protecting everyone from. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 5/4/2011

    " This is the 3rd book of the series. I like Odd, but this story is rather sci-fi and I am not sure I liked this angle of the plot. I am on to the 4th book though, I want to see where he goes from here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena | 4/24/2011

    " A little more science fiction than Odd Thomas and Forever Odd but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willi | 4/17/2011

    " This book was a bit different. I did not think he would join a monastery!Good story once again! "

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About the Author
Author Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is one of the most popular writers in the world. When he was a senior in college, he won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in thirty-eight languages with worldwide sales over 400 million copies. Fourteen of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and sixteen have risen to the number one position in paperback. Several of his books have been adapted into feature films and television miniseries, including the highly rated Intensity on the Fox Network. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever Trixie.

About the Narrator

David Aaron Baker is a voice and film actor. He is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks, including the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, Paradise Dogs by Man Martin, and The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.