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Odd Thomas Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (127,630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: David Aaron Baker Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Odd Thomas Series Release Date:
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“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. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd’s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo’s sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.

A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15.

Today is August 14.

In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares, and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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 Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by Lue | 2/12/2014

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

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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.