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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: David Aaron Baker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Odd Thomas Series Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9780739301777
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Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz’s dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours.

“The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it’s different.

A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live—an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz’s most enduring works. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Once in a very great while, an author does everything right—as Koontz has in this marvelous novel.... the story, like most great stories, runs on character—and here Koontz has created a hero whose honest, humble voice will resonate with many.... This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love. Publishers Weekly
  • Dean Koontz almost occupies a genre of his own. He is a master at building suspense and holding the reader spellbound. Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler. The Times (London)
  • Once more Dean Koontz presents readers with a story and cast of characters guaranteed to entertain. Tulsa World
  • “Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler.”

    Times (London)

  • “Dean Koontz almost occupies a genre of his own. He is a master at building suspense and holding the reader spellbound.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Once more Dean Koontz presents readers with a story and cast of characters guaranteed to entertain.”

    Tulsa World

  • “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harold | 2/19/2014

    " I was a little disappointed by the smaller role that Elvis' ghost played in this. A pretty good story 'though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KarenLee | 2/18/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is only the second or third novel by Dean Koontz that I have read and I am having such fun with them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 2/12/2014

    " Disappointing. I really wonder how this author became a best-seller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lue | 2/12/2014

    " Have read most if not all the Odd Thomas books and loved them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Hales | 2/4/2014

    " Dan Koontz turns more than ever to pholosophy and concepts that make one realize that life is what it is what you choose to make of it. The Odd Thomas Series is simply wonderful; stories that will make you laugh, cry, but I think above all else, it opens up your mind to a positive attitude toward death. Thank you Mr. Koontz. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Taylor | 1/25/2014

    " Koontz: without fail, his novels fill me with a femenist rage. Why are all the ladies perfect until they actually need to DO something, at which point they require men to come and save the day? Ugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 1/21/2014

    " I love this book. I fell in love with Odd, or Oddie. Such a sweet character. And, he is so quotable. This is the best of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarasasa | 1/19/2014

    " i didnt particular book by koontz...his earlier work is waaaaaay better... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Murcek | 1/11/2014

    " This book was definitely a page turner. I read this after hearing good things about the series to see if I would like it...I will definitely be reading the rest of them!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 1/8/2014

    " this was an interesting book. Has plenty of surprises! A good book and really kept my interest but it is Odd. Good thing the main character's name is Odd, because he is odd! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Harvey | 1/4/2014

    " I really liked this novel..This is 2nd to From the Corner of His Eye in my list of Koontz' favorites...Can't wait to read the sequel.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 12/19/2013

    " Wow. I did NOT expect THAT ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 12/15/2013

    " Loved it. You will fall in love with Thomas and Dean Koontz all over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Roth | 12/13/2013

    " I loved the character play in the story. I was stunned by a turn in a characters status. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas | 12/7/2013

    " Loved this book. It was the first time after reading a book that I wanted to write to the author and request he writes more books with this character... and now there are 4 in the series with another due this month!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leann Collins | 12/7/2013

    " I like the Odd Thomas series. Just seems pretty tame for Dean Koontz. He is usually more graphic than this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wally Thrash | 7/31/2013

    " This book was good. I did however have a hard time picking it up, but when I did i could hardly put it down. I enjoyed the way it was written. Good humor. I would of liked to give it a 3.5. over all a good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki Brown | 9/10/2012

    " Loved the book, love Odd. What more can I say? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Ramsay | 8/21/2012

    " Love the whole Odd Thomas series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 5/28/2012

    " I was disappointed in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Colburn | 5/12/2012

    " I love this book with all my heart. "

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

    " Love the character of Odd Thomas and the series is addictive. (To me.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 11/8/2011

    " I liked the book, but Koontz's style takes some "getting used to." Not bad. Keeps you interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina White | 10/26/2011

    " Loved the main character... but the plot couldn't keep my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andra | 10/25/2011

    " I was creeped out, I laughed and in the end I cried. Dean Koontz is a master in writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loralie | 7/25/2011

    " not sure what think. odd book. definitely not his usual fare "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vered | 6/28/2011

    " Another Dean Koontz classic. "Odd Thomas" crosses genres, bringing in mystery, paranormal activity and thrilling suspense, as well as intriguing characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 6/27/2011

    " Not my favorite Dean Koontz book but then I got started with his Midnight book and Mr. Murder. I appreciate his humor and writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 6/27/2011

    " Quick, easy read. First Koontz I've read, he's a good writer. I'll be picking up the next Odd Thomas soon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sammy | 6/24/2011

    " I didn't finish this book. It isn't holding my attention at all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 6/23/2011

    " If you like Dean Koontz books then you'll like this one too. I like a good scary story and the best thing about his books is good always triumphs over evil. "

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

    " great book- may be Deanz best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 6/20/2011

    " I like all the Odd Thomas books. The main character, Odd, is interesting and likable. The stories are completely fantastic but Koontz's style enables you to go along and make that leap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billycongo | 6/19/2011

    " This book was very good, but the next one in the series was so bad that I used it as kindling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 6/16/2011

    " I loved the character of Odd Thomas. You just want to hang out with them all.
    Narrarator - David Aaron Baker (from Frasier)VERY good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clint | 6/15/2011

    " Loved, loved, loved this book. Such a new unique story, highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 6/12/2011

    " I LOVE the Odd Thomas series. Odd Thomas is a very distinct and interesting character that you cannot help but cheer for while reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Walter | 6/6/2011

    " I enjoyed meeting Odd and all of his friends, both living and dead. I look forward to reading the other three. Odd is a nice kid who really cares for his friends. Rather strange parents though. "

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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. He is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks, including the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, Paradise Dogs by Man Martin, and The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.