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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,343 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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The first in a mesmerizing four-book original series, Prodigal Son is a brilliant re-imagining and updating of the classic Frankenstein story that only Dean Koontz could conceive. Two hundred years old, the monster, Deucalion, is a monster no more. Literate and intelligent, he arrives in modern-day New Orleans, where he will join forces with a street-smart police detective and her partner on the trail of a macabre serial killer...a serial killer spawned, Deucalion will discover, by his own creator, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, now Victor Helios. Now Deucalion will find that there are many others like him, that they live among us at every strata of society, and that his nemesis, Victor Frankenstein, has survived the centuries as well, and dreams of seeding the earth with his creations. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lillie | 2/1/2014

    " maybe a 2 1/2 stars. Could not connect with the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mia | 1/30/2014

    " Started out promising... but I lost interest about halfway through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Porter | 1/23/2014

    " I loved this book from beginning to end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa4piano Brown | 1/23/2014

    " I read this on the plane. It is a typical Dean Koontz read. Quick, exciting and page turning. But, a typical Dean Koontz read lacks characters and any major turmoil therein. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia_noel | 1/22/2014

    " oh man! this was a great book! I just live Deen Kontz. :-) good read for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crys | 1/15/2014

    " I'm a big Dean Koontz fan, and this is one of the best I've read of his. He's at his best when his "monsters" are human, and this is one of those cases. Creepy, intriguing, exciting, and thought-provoking. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/12/2014

    " This was interesting. A lot darker than I thought it would be. I enjoyed the concept, hated that some bits were kind of...off. But in the end I enjoyed it. I liked that I read the original Frankenstein before I allowed myself to read this, but it is not necessary to do so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Kurtz | 12/18/2013

    " Nice take on a classic story. Not Dean's best work though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi Wood | 12/10/2013

    " I am re-reading this book. I read it years ago but am re-reading because I have the rest of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 12/5/2013

    " I wanted a mindless, scary, book to read before halloween. I got what I asked for. Not very good. Not recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey Burton | 12/4/2013

    " Interesting start to the series. I enjoyed it. It was good without being typical Koontz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 12/2/2013

    " Great spin on an old classic. You won't be disappointed in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 9/21/2013

    " I loved this book. I have not taken the time to read the rest of the series and I need too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 8/28/2013

    " I have not read the original Frankenstein so I didn't have that one as a background to this series. I did enjoy the story though, as crazy as a Dean Koontz story can be! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Literary Lion | 10/25/2012

    " Unique take on the classic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Robinson | 8/11/2012

    " This was a book on tape that I heard, so I quess that counts towards reading it. Scott Brick read the book (he is great to listen to). Dean Koontz takes the old story and makes it modern day. This is part one of a series, so the story will continue on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Davis | 3/22/2012

    " I like the story, but plays out too much like a pilot episode. It's all setup. Interested in reading the next book to see if it has more of koontz's style to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 2/8/2012

    " It was a great take on the story of Frankenstein. Koontz added to the legend in a believable way and kept it moving through the entire series. I would recommend this book to any of Koontz's fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judi Gullatt | 11/15/2011

    " All three of these are worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie Hviding | 10/23/2011

    " I cannot resist Dean Koontz. like a hot fudge sundae, it's impossible to turn down and you can't quit until it's done! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ladyelaine24 | 6/30/2011

    " Couldn't get through it or believe it was the same author who wrote the masterful Lightening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 6/21/2011

    " did not think this story could be re-told. Exelent job!
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zohaib | 6/21/2011

    " A thriller of a book.
    :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 6/15/2011

    " I'm not really a Koontz fan but my in-law gave me this book to read and it wasn't to bad. The story moved along at a nice pace and chapters were short. I like what diabolical things Koontz has Victor up to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 6/14/2011

    " Love Koontz, but this was not my fave... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 6/14/2011

    " Only my second Koontz novel, but I really enjoyed how he plays with a classic. I will continue with the series, even though, just like Velocity, he is a bit too gruesome for me at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dwight | 6/4/2011

    " Love the book. I have all ways been a frankenstein fan. love the bring back to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 6/3/2011

    " I listened to this one. It is an entertaining sequel to the Frankenstein mythology, bringing the famous Dr. into current times. Prodigal Son has a cliff-hanger ending, so it's necessary to keep going into at least the second title in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 6/2/2011

    " This was unexpected from Dean Koontz, but in a good way. I enjoyed it and would have given it 3 and 1/2 stars if it would have let me. If you like Dean Koontz or the Frankentstein legend then you'll definitely enjoy this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 5/29/2011

    " This was a good book.. I am now hooked into the series.. I have heard it was pretty good, but did not ever get around to reading it.. I am glad that I have finally started.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 5/28/2011

    " I've always enjoyed Dean Koontz, this is no exception. This was just as suspense filled as most of his others. First of a series about a man who gets the nickname Frankenstein. He has started creating a "new race" of mankind. Looking forward to the second in the series. "

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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

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.