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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (35 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 2005 ISBN: 9780739315606
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Every so often a character so captures the hearts and imaginations of readers that he seems to take on a life of his own long after the final page is turned. For such a character, one book is not enough—readers must know what happens next. Now Dean Koontz returns with the novel his fans have been demanding. With the emotional power and sheer storytelling artistry that are his trademarks, Koontz takes up once more the story of a unique young hero and an eccentric little town in a tale that is equal parts suspense and terror, adventure and mystery—and altogether irresistibly odd.

We’re all a little odd beneath the surface. He’s the most unlikely hero you’ll ever meet—an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there’s so much more to any of us than meets the eye—and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead—it’s something that just happened. But as the unofficial goodwill ambassador between our world and theirs, he’s got a duty to do the right thing. That’s the way Odd sees it and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death.

A childhood friend of Odd’s has disappeared. The worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents to the task of finding the missing person, he discovers something worse than a dead body, encounters an enemy of exceptional cunning, and spirals into a vortex of terror. Once again Odd will stand against our worst fears. Around him will gather new allies and old, some living and some not. For in the battle to come, there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. Whether you’re meeting Odd Thomas for the first time or he’s already an old friend, you’ll be led on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror, wonder and delight—to a revelation that can change your life. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Forever Odd is a fast and exciting read.... [the climactic scenes are] fraught with tension. Rocky Mountain News
  • The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is [Dean Koontz's] most likable creation. ... candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering, especially when thinking about the state of contemporary popular culture. The New York Times
  • Inventive.... It's refreshing to come across a character as good-hearted as Odd.... [Dean Koontz is] an interesting writer with a voice all his own. Washington Post
  • 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
  • “The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Dean Koontz’s most likable creation.”

    New York Times

  • “It’s refreshing to come across a character as good-hearted as Odd”

    Washington Post

  • “A fast and exciting read.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “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)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbie Thomas | 2/17/2014

    " Not as good as the first, but still great odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Oliver | 2/14/2014

    " Second of the series. Also interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck Via | 2/4/2014

    " Well, I finally finished all the odd thomas books that are out. Not in order so much but still a delectable series full of fun, adventure, and the constent ramblings of the Odd one. Can't wait for the next book. Anyone heard of when it will be released? Any info will be much appreciated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 1/31/2014

    " I enjoyed this second entry into Odd Thomas' world. I didn't like it as well as "Brother Odd" or the original: it was considerably more graphic then either, and this is what usually turns me off of the horror genera anyway. But it was a good story with good suspense and everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora King | 1/15/2014

    " Book 2 in the Odd Thomas series. Again, Koontz could condense much of his writing and have the same good story....but he loves to go on weird tangents that literally I just skip to get to the next paragraph or page where the story continues. Makes reading this series quite fast! This time Odd is immediately pulled into a murder & the kidnapping of one of his friends. Odd heads out on his own to rescue his friend and encounters a c-r-a-z-y evil group. Ghosts galore and action packed I enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce Williams | 1/13/2014

    " Moving along in the series, one starts to wish it contains many books with this character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Kellner | 1/9/2014

    " I love the odd Thomas series but this. Book was not one of the better ones "

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

    " I really enjoyed all of the Odd Thomas books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/4/2014

    " I really loved Odd Thomas, I loved the characters and the story. In Forever Odd, we have most of the same characters but the story is not as good. I feel like nothing really happens in this book and the foe Datura comes out of left field to serve what purpose? Odd suffers yet another near death experience and an innocent person dies....pretty much like the first one. I love Dean Koontz and have read most of his books but this one was not a favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 12/30/2013

    " After Odd Thomas I had to read this more out of obligation than anything else. I found that I did, in fact, like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mick | 10/28/2013

    " The Odd Thomas saga continues and is every bit as good as the first book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Connie | 8/3/2013

    " The Odd Thomas Series books were ok. I prefer Dean's other style of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis Neal | 7/31/2013

    " An interesting enough story, and pretty well narrated. Koontz is clearly a sucker for a larger-than-life villain--mediocre wickedness is not enough for him. His villains must plumb the very depths of evil. Still, it passed the time on the drive home, which I appreciated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody Costa | 2/13/2013

    " I liked this one less than Odd Thomas. It just seemed to miss something. Maybe Stormy was the life in Odd Thomas. We'll see how Brother Odd turns out! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Davis | 11/29/2012

    " Disappointing follow up to the first story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 8/12/2012

    " Once again, Koontz gave some horrible charactors life. I found this story a bit slow and predictable. Odd Thomas himself is still very likeable though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zee | 7/27/2012

    " My first Dean Koontz book and it proved to be so good that I got addicted to his writings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 7/18/2012

    " Wandering around in the sewers with a guy who sees ghosts, oh and... well, no spoilers. Still Odd and still helping those poor souls with unfinished business. Not the best stories Koontz has ever done but far from the worst. Pretty good. Definitely readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justine Barr | 7/17/2012

    " Ok. Definitely not as enchanting as the first book. I'm still willing to give the next one a chance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassi | 6/4/2012

    " See first review of "Odd Thomas." Same review. Good for a book on tape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 6/4/2012

    " Not quite as good as the first; still a good fluff read. Entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Pearson | 3/8/2012

    " One of those feel good books. Odd is a character that I just want to hug. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 1/27/2012

    " Not quite as good as the first but it is still a great character and great story. Much better than Odd Hours. The woman in this story is awesomely evil and completely nuts and she makes an excellent contrast to Odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Williams | 10/16/2011

    " Very interesting book loved, the book. Must read, I did not guess the ending as I thought I would. If you enjoy plausible stuff on the supernatural you will love the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allyvlee | 8/20/2011

    " I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. I thought that the story was too one dimensional but I have heard the next one was good so looking forward to it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelee Bush | 7/4/2011

    " Love these "Odd" books...there are 3 of them and definately worth the read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clint | 6/15/2011

    " I recommend all of the Odd Thomas books, they are very interesting and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guy | 6/12/2011

    " Not as good as the first but still a worthy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 6/10/2011

    " i loved the fist book in the odd thomas series but have not been able to get into this one "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peggy Sue | 6/7/2011

    " I can't even remember what it was about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chella LaNiece | 5/18/2011

    " This book started out really good, face paced and interesting. By the middle I was just waiting for it to be over. At times it felt a little hokey, like Beetlejuice or something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/10/2011

    " This is the second book in the Odd Thomas series. Although not as good as the original this sequel is still one of this authors best books. In this book our hero once again must use his gift to help a friend who has been kidnapped. "

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

    " Another good book with a good character. An abandoned casino hotel sounds like a fun place to play. In this case it made a good setting for a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/5/2011

    " This was another excellent installment to the series, not as emotionally charged as the first, I enjoyed lerning about the characters in the first one, this was entirely action from the first page. "

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

    " I love the series Odd Thomas. It was the best of Koontz.Oddie is such a great character. "

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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.