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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,516 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Steven Weber Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781455808083
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There once was a killer who knew the night, its secrets and rhythms. How to hide within its shadows. When to hunt. He roamed from town to town, city to city, choosing his prey for their beauty and innocence. His cruelties were infinite, his humanity long since forfeit. But still . . . he had not yet discovered how to make his special mark among monsters, how to come fully alive as Death. This is the story of how he learned those things, and of what we might do to ensure that he does not visit us. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J Dale Breedlove | 2/9/2014

    " Nice quick read. The bad guy, is good, very good. Like to see him in a full length novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney Hoover | 2/6/2014

    " I was honestly a little bored and disapponted as Koontz stories go with this one. I know that it is a novella and not a full-on book like I'm used to of his but even his writing seemed rushed and lacking in this one. The actual storyline did not completely dissapoint, however, despite its briefness and seeming incompleteness. It is still as dark and twisted as we have become to expect of Koontz. My own personal "game" with his books is to refrain from reading the dustjacket or a synopsis ahead of time and to guess whether the nemesis is entirely human or not. This story was no different in that respect. I do have to note that the storyline and tone of this book put me more in the mind of Stephen King than most of Koontz's other books, in some regards, however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 2/1/2014

    " A short story - easy to read. If you like Dean Koontz, you'll like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/30/2014

    " I was enjoying this short by Koontz and the it ended. I wanted to know more. I think I will be reading the novel that follows the story line. It starts off with a young boy who is afraid of being beaten up by the nieghborhood bullies. Then he finds a friend. Or at least what appears at first to be a friend. If you enjoy suspense then you will enjoy this short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madao | 1/28/2014

    " It's been a while since I read a book with such atmosphere. Plus, Koontz once again used interesting characters and original setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Oberdiek | 1/25/2014

    " This was a decent read, though very forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonia | 1/23/2014

    " Great novella! Made me really want to read the upcoming novel! Can't wait! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 1/20/2014

    " I liked this. I listened to this on cd in two days. I liked the way it was connected to the full length novel he wrote after this. I really enjoyed that book so this was a nice premise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 1/20/2014

    " Pretty entertaining short story. Its a prequel to another book Koontz has coming out that I probably wont read. However I did find this novella captivating and pretty intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 1/1/2014

    " Good teaser novella for another book by Koontz. Can't tell yet if the characters are the same or different, but it did get me easily hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn Flanagan | 12/11/2013

    " Better than his recent stuff, but still not as good as his early works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Donovan | 11/23/2013

    " Creepy! I was in the mood for a scary book - this was a quick read (novella) - I liked it and got my "scary" fix for now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Townsend | 10/16/2013

    " This is a short novella that I read in half an hour. Enjoyably creepy, and proves that Koontz is still a Master of Horror. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarina | 10/7/2013

    " short novel- disappointed as it had the potential to be a great thriller "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/2/2013

    " Creepy novella. An Amazon special for free. Short and a precursor for his upcoming novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karendenice | 7/24/2013

    " I actually listened to this on audio and was so glad that I did because it was really fun. I had tried audio before but it never seemed to click with me. Spooky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 7/19/2013

    " Good novella. Koontz does his usual good job of creating a suspenseful yarn and this novella accomplishes it's true purpose: to entice you to read the forthcoming novella about antagonist, which comes out later this month. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 7/15/2013

    " Nice and creepy, if you like that sort of story, which I do. It's nice to see Koontz get back to his creepy roots and lose some of the new age stuff. It makes me want to read What the Night Knows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fly | 3/4/2013

    " This was my first Koontz and I was particularly fond of his descriptions found in the book. I wasn't aware that this was actually a small prequel to one of his other books and the story actually made me interested in reading it. I'm not really a lover of horror stories, but this was enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adria | 10/29/2012

    " Great short story by Dean Koontz, one of my favorite authors! Can't wait to read the full novel that that is is a prequel to! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kipp Poe | 8/10/2012

    " An interesting short story that is a companion piece to novel coming out in December that i'm really looking forward to, This exclusive also contains the first three chapters of the new book. Nice entertaining read for a $1.50 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Powell | 3/12/2012

    " A great prequel to What the Night Knows - although it's not necessary to read it - gives useful background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 11/26/2011

    " A great novella, it really makes me want to rush out and read What The Night Knows! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 10/14/2011

    " As a short story this was very well done. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. My only dislike was that it was a short story. I would have enjoyed more to this story. Guess I need to read "What the night knows". This story is worth the read specially in October. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Borghini | 10/4/2011

    " Loved this one. Even though it is listed as the Prequel to "What the night knows", I believe it should be read second. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 9/14/2011

    " just started this on the way home. grabbed me from the start. so we shall see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 8/24/2011

    " Good but so very anti-climactic. It was over and I was turning the pages looking for the rest of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 8/14/2011

    " Prequil to "What the Night Knows". Short story, but a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 8/1/2011

    " A pretty good scary story. This was my first time reading anything by Koontz. While the writing itself wasn't terribly remarkable, the mood/tone of the novella was definitely creepy. I thought the ending was a little corny but not overly so. I'd like to read more from Koontz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 7/8/2011

    " Short story about the background of Alton Turner Blackwood, the killer in the novel What the Night Knows by Koontz. Quick read and very eery. Just makes me shudder. "

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

    " Good short story and lead in to the book What the Night Knows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/12/2011

    " This was a decent read, though very forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 5/1/2011

    " This story is pretty dang scary! I think it's a precursor to a full-fledged novel and I'm not sure I want to read a whole novel about the dude in the novella. CREEPY! "

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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

Steven Weber, an actor and an Earphones Award–winning narrator, made his film debut in 1984 in The Flamingo Kid and has since acted in numerous films and television series, including Wings and The Shining. He has also appeared in many stage productions, including National Anthems and the Broadway musical The Producers.