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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,358 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780739317181
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From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Now the mesmerizing saga concludes. . . .

As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor’s first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion’s centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision–and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor’s malignant mind could have conceived–an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind’s collective nightmare with powers, and a purpose, beyond imagining.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself. He writes of hope and love in the midst of evil in profoundly inspiring and moving ways.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself. He writes of hope and love in the midst of evil in profoundly inspiring and moving ways. Chicago Sun-Times
  • “Koontz knows, perhaps better than ever, how to scare his readers without resorting to gory details.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 2/5/2014

    " 3 of 5 stars for the Dean Koontz audiobook Frankenstein #3 (Dead and Alive). Note to Jim, starting a series of books with number three in the series is not a good idea. Well, I checked and they don't have #1 or #2 available in audio (for a rational price). So, #3 it is. The basic idea is that Dr. Victor Frankenstein is still alive today (you can guess how) and he is re-populating the planet with his creations. It was easy to "catch-up" with this book #3 and understand what is happening. A good solid story (typical for Koontz) with interesting characters. I do recommend this book, however, I prefer other of Koontz's works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frederic Pierce | 2/4/2014

    " OK, now they're just trying to make money off the franchise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 1/17/2014

    " I'm really loving Koontz's series. His villains are just as real as his heroes. Dead and Alive takes us to the end of Frankenstein's reign, but leaves the door open for the final book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/15/2014

    " I though Dead and Alive was a great conclusion to the series, that is if he chooses to end it here. Hey, you never know! Haha. I would say the book lacked some of the excitement that was captured in Prodigal Son and City of Night, but when wrapping up such a long story that is sometimes the case. Overall, very enjoyable series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 pipplo | 1/12/2014

    " I guess I agree with just about everyone else. Books 1 an 2 were awesome. Book 3 came out of nowhere and was a total drop in quality. "

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

    " A good ending to the series. A new imagining of the Frankenstein tale as if the doctor and the monster survived the polar ice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 1/3/2014

    " This was a decline from the previous books, although it brought the series to a close decent enough. The writing was just really lacking and the ideas not as intriguing as the first two books. Not sure if I will continue on with this series or not. The plus is that they are really easy reads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 12/23/2013

    " Although I can't seem to stop reading these books, I find myself wondering how twisted the author must be to think up some of the details. Not sure if I'll read the 4th book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Morton | 12/3/2013

    " Still entertaining. I will read book 4. This particular book had a few characters that I didn't find really important to the plot and confusing. They seemed like more of a distraction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 12/1/2013

    " this book could have been much better. It almost lived up to the first two, and then fell apart. He introduces two potentially exciting foes, and then abandons them. I wonder what the point was of introducing them at all if he wasn't going to take them somewhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Meadows | 11/2/2013

    " Well worth the wait. He recapped nicely and briefly. The story was wrapped up cleanly and effectively. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 10/27/2013

    " If you have noticed I'm going in reverse and saving the final book for last. This installment was really interesting with the Erica dynamic and creation of the ultimate human being. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 10/25/2013

    " I devoured this series. It has pure imagination and keeps you wanting more. I hear Dean Koontz will be writing a few more. Can't wait! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 10/1/2013

    " Very good end?? Excellent, quick, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Whittaker | 9/19/2013

    " i enjoyed this series so far i'm sure it will continue...there was a part in the 1st book that actually gave me nightmares...it happens in a restaurant and what is eaten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharla | 8/31/2013

    " While it was somewhat entertaining, I don't feel it lived up to the promise of the first book in the trilogy. I wish the main characters had better development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 9/24/2012

    " This trilogy is some of his best work. Really enjoyed this one. I've been kind of disappointed in some of his stuff recently, but this is the exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 7/27/2012

    " The replacements turn on Victor and destroy him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 7/17/2012

    " I love this whole trilogy but the final book just wasn't up to par with the others. I expected something much more. The final battle started out promising but instead fell flat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 4/5/2012

    " eh. That's my review. eh. the fact that I waited 4 years for this book and I think it's an eh, huge letdown. Knowing that there are 3 more books to be released with this series and I will feel compelled to read them even though eh is the best I could come up with for this one 'bummer'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckie | 1/15/2012

    " A good trilogy! The third installment gave me the creeps just like the first two did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 9/24/2011

    " The first and second book were pretty entertaining, but I didn't think that the end of this series really disappointed me. It was a little too happy considering the dark nature of the book. "

  • 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 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

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.