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3.00010541851149 out of 53.00010541851149 out of 53.00010541851149 out of 53.00010541851149 out of 53.00010541851149 out of 5 3.00 (18,972 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: David Aaron Baker Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Odd Thomas Series Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781423356837
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“Koontz forges the kind of sweeping melodrama complete with screwball laughs, nail-biting moments, and surprises that is the bedrock of American narrative fiction.” —Booklist

Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in listeners’ imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems.

“One of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction…a page-turning account…beautifully written…another literary home run.” —The Virginian-Pilot

“Takes off at breakneck speed…a superb story from one of our contemporary masters.” —San Antonio Express-News

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott Bischke | 2/6/2014

    " On travel I have been trying to get into some of the big sellers in the US. I found this an odd story, well written but not that engaging, and in the end turned it back in even though I was 80% finished. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jerry | 2/5/2014

    " Listened to unabridged CD version while motoring -- not too distracting, maybe because Odd Thomas #4 isn't quite up to Koontz' previous efforts and that allowed me to focus my attention on traffic conditions. The story was listenable but a bit hard to believe, even with Odd's unusual powers. I did, however, feel there is much to much moralizing and philosophical blather that really tuned me out. All-in-all, a basically good story that could have been a lot better if not for all the excess verbosity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/30/2014

    " 4th odd thomas bk, mostly action, but great quote p219: "so you just loved, just took for granted the love & laughter each day and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it...it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared so imperfectly and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it , the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees the whole time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of loss, but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 1/26/2014

    " I enjoyed this one better than the third. Started off slow again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrewkc | 1/21/2014

    " My least favourite Odd Thomas book to date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Wagner | 1/15/2014

    " The first half was really slow. The remainder was pretty good except I wasn't overly excited about how it ended. It was okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carly | 1/12/2014

    " Still loving the character, but the plot is getting more confusing and less satisfying as we go along. Still waiting on the next book... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 1/4/2014

    " Fast paced but felt like it was only the first half of a longer book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chad Kress | 12/30/2013

    " a far cry from previous books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani Moore | 12/27/2013

    " Great series! I can't wait to read the next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmalee | 12/20/2013

    " I really like the Odd Thomas series overall. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David Finkelstein | 12/13/2013

    " This book was awful. It took forever to go nowhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shylee Buchanan | 11/26/2013

    " Even for an Odd book this was a little weird. But I still enjoyed it, just took me a longer than normal to get through. I would have liked to see more of the characters that he briefly brought into this book. Maybe some will reaper in the next Odd edition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil Rischl | 10/24/2013

    " Thought it was better than the third book. I really hope that the next book will make up for books 3 & 4. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonny Knowles | 10/12/2012

    " Again not my favorite Odd Thomas books. At times I skipped entire sections because it was not relevant to the story. Koontz appears to try and tie this series together by introducing new memories of events that do not benefit the current storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clayton | 8/24/2012

    " I love the humor in the Odd series of books. This book; however, seemed to try too hard to have that same sense of humor. It's not the best book in the series, but still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 1/10/2012

    " So I thought this Odd book was a return to form - he does get long winded at times but I know I will eventually read the rest - have to know what happens to Odd "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney Oaks | 5/7/2011

    " Not my favorite of the Odd Thomas series. Especially because it is the last. lol. I really got confused at the end, maybe someone can explain what happened with the chick on the tugboat and what the coyotes were that they weren't... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracia | 3/6/2011

    " I am a huge fan of Dean Koontz but I couldn't for the life of me finish this book! I tried, I really did, but I was so bored and so aggravated by how overly-descriptive and long-winded he was that I had to finally put it down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff Warren | 9/24/2010

    " Well, was dig gin' the series, but couldn't finish the last odd apocolypse. Had to move on... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinna | 6/14/2010

    " I'm a fan of Odd, I like him and think he is great. However, this was by far my least favorite book in the series. While it was still good, I guess I was expecting a bit more out of him, and the bad guys too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaun Allan | 8/16/2009

    " I have to say, I can't get enough of Mr. Koontz's Mr. Odd! He's possibly one of my favourite characters from all the books I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 8/6/2009

    " I love Odd, but this book was hard to read - darker than normal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Pew | 4/16/2009

    " outstanding, wonder where he's gonna take this from here, definetly needs another part to this 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

David Aaron Baker is a voice and film actor and award-winning narrator. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.