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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,331 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who's traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself.

Detective Carson O'Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itself, and that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense O'Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more, and less, than human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn't merely a homicidal maniac, but his deranged maker.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Patterson | 2/2/2014

    " First in a series of 3 books. A modern day Frankenstein that lives in New Orleans and produces "people" that are programed to do what he wants. They are "born" in a tube. One of his projects that he thought was kill has lived for 200 years and looking for his maker. He finds some help in two detectives and the fun begins! ! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mellie Dumas | 1/31/2014

    " Oh Dean Koontz, you are my goto guy when i am sick of reading posh novels yet this time you disappoint. I've heard so much praise for this trilogy yet i am currently just over 300 pages in and NOTHING has happened! I see how Koontz tries to keep your curiosity going chapter after short chapter but 300 pages in and frankly i do not care what happens. It;s rare i get to a point in a book where i feel like reading it is more like a chore. Sometimes i lose myself so much in thought thinking about all the other books i could be reading instead of this one and dammit! i have to reread one of the chapters because i wasn't paying attention. Don't get me wrong, the story idea is great, it had so so so so SO much potential but fell flat. What do i expect from a Koontz book? well honestly, not much. A fun story. That's it. I can deal with one dimensional characters, improbabilities, i'll even go as far as saying i can deal with a predictable story! as long as it's entertaining. a key element this book lacks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cjfranklin | 1/17/2014

    " This book was not good. It was just okay. I have been a fan of Knootz forever but I just couldn't connect to the characters. Maybe there was to many of them, maybe they were to similar to tell apart from one another? i don't know. It was struggle for me to finish the book. I will not be reading series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 1/11/2014

    " Koontz definitely excels at the weird. I like the plot of this series. He gets repetitive sometimes, and that's a big pet peeve of mine (yes, you've already mentioned they can't kill themselves or their maker, about 8 times). Other than that, it was pretty good. I started book two immediately. "

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

    " It's an interesting concept and take to the classic. However I think that with so many different things going on in the book, Koontz hardly had the time to develop everything. Therefore, he left the book with multiple shallow and quick scenarios/characters as opposed to being composed of few but richly nurtured. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 12/31/2013

    " Did not take me long to burn through...good old Dean always does that to me. I have missed him. The book although based on an old story is not lacking in originality. Can't wait to read the second. Want to know the power of Randal Six and if the thing that came from Harker is really an ameba. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 12/17/2013

    " Dean Koontz's take on the continuation of the Frankenstein story is very original. I enjoyed it, but it was creepy enough that I decided not to continue reading the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/11/2013

    " I read this book (which is the first in a series of three) a long time ago I loved it. It took Koontz a while to get out #2 and I just finished #3. I would like to go back and read them all from the first I enjoyed them so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 10/19/2013

    " Interesting book. There are two more for a total of three in the series....will start #2 soon. Has mystery and suspense, and some comic relief mixed in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Yelsky | 9/23/2013

    " a must read for any Koontz fan. Can't wait to finish the series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Robinson | 2/17/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/12/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zjourney | 12/27/2012

    " My attraction to the big guys ... well... that pretty much says it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Panas | 12/11/2012

    " Great story ! and not at all what i expected ! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah Grady | 11/26/2012

    " A 4-part series that starts out great and just deteriorates to the point that I didn't bother reading the entire last book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boni | 11/3/2012

    " Over the years I have rread or listened to most of Dean Koontz books. I like his earlier books better than the later books. So much for getting better with age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martine | 7/21/2012

    " This different perspective on Frankenstein was excellent! I can't wait to read the other books in this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 8/27/2011

    " definitely just guilty pleasure reading...but a good twist on an old story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 6/4/2011

    " I thought this book was fantastic couldn't down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 5/26/2011

    " Koontz obviously crapped this out -- like most of his new books -- but that doesn't mean it wasn't a fun read. "

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

    " Loved the addition of Duke, and the creations' rebellion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 5/18/2011

    " Not as good of an ending as I would have wanted, but it was still a good ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 5/14/2011

    " This was an awful book! I used to really like Dean Koontz but I'm finding him hit and miss these days. I stopped reading this book after like 80 pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 4/29/2011

    " Although this series got off to a pretty good start, it ultimately suffered the same fate as most other Dean Koontz novels - terrible ending. The man just does not know how to finish a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rudy | 4/25/2011

    " Jocko! my new favorite Koontz character "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Finntar | 4/22/2011

    " Took a long time for book three to come out but was just as good as first two. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/18/2011

    " I am glad I am done with this series. The part that I was most interested in, the detectives' lives, was overshadowed by everything else. He had to have known that it was probably the most interesting part to me. I pretty much regret buying the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 4/15/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It continued the story well. I am excited to see that there is a Book 4 and Book 5. "

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About the Author
Author Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers, including suspense thrillers and books for young readers. His books are published in thirty-six languages, and his worldwide sales top 450 million copies. Several of his books have also been adapted into feature films and television miniseries.

About the Narrator

John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing. A critically acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, his voice work includes reading for such authors as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others. He is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards.