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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,782 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Straub Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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KOKO. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They are Vietnam vets - a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take them from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 2/19/2014

    " Great novel!! Spooky!! "

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

    " I squinted at it from several angles, but still couldn't see how this book won the WFA. A murderous Vietnam vet being tracked down by his war buddies in Singapore, New York and Milwaukee is not fantasy. Aside from the offense of scoring the WFA the book wasn't horrible, just overwritten by about 200 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl Steffey | 1/28/2014

    " Koko by Peter Straub (2001) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 1/20/2014

    " Starts out promising. Ends up going very down hill. About 150 pages to long. Seems to wonder all over the place. Could have used a really good editor. Straub is a very talented writer, but he just gets carried away in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Petersik | 1/20/2014

    " Kind of scary. I didn't like it mainly because I don't like fiction involving Vietnam or WTC. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Milhomme | 1/18/2014

    " I thought the characters were great. I really got into this one. The mood and feel of this book really kept my attention right to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 1/10/2014

    " Just couldn't get through this book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul Ferguson | 1/7/2014

    " Straub wrote one of my favorite books . . . this isn't it. Spent about 5 hours trying to get into this one and it never happened. Fail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alita | 1/3/2014

    " It's been years since I read "Koko," but I remember that it was definitely a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toby | 12/26/2013

    " A decent read. Hoping that "Mystery" and "Throat" are better reads since those two books with "Koko" make up the "Blue Rose Trilogy" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cambria | 12/18/2013

    " I've read this book 3 or 4 times over the years--definitely one of his best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kevin Michael | 9/30/2013

    " It might have been an interesting story if it wasn't so insufferably long. Boring, boring, boring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Shine | 6/30/2013

    " The first of Peter Straub's "Blue Rose" trilogy -- gritty and gory and complicated, as expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Smith | 5/23/2013

    " Read this book many many years ago in my youth. It was one of my favorite books then. Figured I would pick up the book again, now that I am older, and see if it still resonated with me. It does. Still one of my favorite books. The gateway into The Blue Rose Trilogy. Definitely worth checking out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Roy | 1/26/2013

    " The main character is in a few of peter straubs books which gives a nice touch of familiarity however i dont rate these as being amongst his best work but still well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gail Mchugh | 10/21/2012

    " Was not my cup of tea. Sorry!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 4/20/2012

    " Excellent book! Straub is one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devowasright | 12/31/2011

    " just saw a friend was reading this and recalled reading and digging it years ago. it gets a four based on memory.. i'll have to reread it sometime and see how it holds up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Wilson | 10/8/2011

    " difficult start but worth the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dragynlady | 9/19/2011

    " lot's of creepiness of the real life kind in this book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 9/18/2011

    " Couldn't get into... gave it 100 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Floris | 9/13/2011

    " Justly titled, this book is indeed the ultimate mystery, and a starting point in the complex and tintillating web Straub weaves with is entire oeuvre. Hints and suggestions, layers of meaning; what he does so well in his other work comes together here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karina | 7/20/2011

    " I wasn't nuts about this..I liked the plot and thought the ending was well done. The storyline did keep me intrigued but I thought it took a bit longer than was strictly needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 4/21/2011

    " I much prefer his horror books... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ike | 4/4/2011

    " Great writing style kept me into it, although the story line kind of drags at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 12/13/2010

    " Interesting so far although boring in the beginning. Liked the twists, thought the paperback back cover was extremely misleading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/10/2010

    " not as good as it should have been the mystery is way too obvious "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ankit | 8/20/2010

    " straub rocks without any supernatural element too :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/21/2010

    " Book 3 of "The Blue Rose Trilogy" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/20/2010

    " I really enjoyed this classic mystery, which pairs a teenage boy and a mysterious older man dubbed "the world's greatest detective". I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the trilogy. Although this is the second book, it can clearly be read on its own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cairnraiser | 11/2/2009

    " Part 2 in Straub's Blue Rose trilogy.
    Decent thriller/crime novel. But the connections to Koko (first part of the Blue Rose trilogy) are few, mostly a number of names being recycled and the mention of the Divided Man novel and it's author. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his two of his novels and a short story collection, 5 Stories; he has also won a World Fantasy Award and an International Horror Guild Award. He received a BA in English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MA from Columbia University.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many Library Journal and Kirkus starred audio reviews.