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3.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781423356998
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Bestselling novelist Cullen “Cubby” Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children’s book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed “Spooky,” and a non-collie named Lassie, who’s all but part of the family.

So Cubby knows he shouldn’t let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him—even if it does appear in the nation’s premier newspaper and is penned by the much-feared, seldom-seen critic Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows that the best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious, insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it; even little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she’d tell Cubby to ignore them, too.

Ignore Shearman Waxx and his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch. Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse whose mere opinion can make or break a career—or a life.

But Shearman Waxx isn’t what Cubby expects, and neither is the escalating terror that follows what seemed to be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives criticism; he doesn’t take it. He has ways of dealing with those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life.

Fearless, funny, utterly compelling, Relentless is Dean Koontz at his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile bonds that hold together all that we most cherish—and of those who would tear those bonds asunder.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelwngs24 | 2/19/2014

    " Ok typical Koontz "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monika | 2/12/2014

    " nothing amazing, but certainly a page-turner for the beach or late night in bed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aram Leary | 2/4/2014

    " This book definitely had me turning the pages, but I was not expecting that ending... It's kind of like in high school when you had to write a short story but could never think of a decent ending so you just wrote "... and then he woke up". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ed | 1/31/2014

    " This is a rather absurd story that still manages to be sort of interesting. It is the Koontz formula of evil killer chasing the innocent family that happens to have a very smart dog, and in this case a very smart six year old son. Not a bad quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 1/29/2014

    " Enjoyed this book for the most part. I thought there was a bit too much of the 'quirky' in it though. The ending seemd too quick, though it answered all questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Doherty | 1/26/2014

    " Milo saves his parents from death "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 1/26/2014

    " Eh...pretty typical Dean Koontz fare, homely guy with loyal dog, and girlfriend who's too good for him, gets involved in an unusual life-threatening adventure. The ending on this one was this one was pretty flat and unsatisfying...One tip of the hat to Koontz, every book of his I read, I come across words I've never even heard of. There must have been 10 in this book...Note to self: When reading Koontz, have a dictionary handy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheri | 1/22/2014

    " This was a disturbing story. Right from the start, I was worried for the little family. While I love the way Koontz writes people, I think he went a little too far with the abilities of the dog in this story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 1/22/2014

    " I am a fan of Koontz and have read everything he has published. This is probably the worst of his books that I have read. Very self serving... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherylgale | 1/12/2014

    " This book is great! Once you pick it up it's hard to put down. Highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurynne | 12/31/2013

    " Love Dean Koontz, love what he preaches. But the Odd series was better, that's all, I think he reached the stellar heights there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andi | 12/15/2013

    " Another twisted Koontz thriller. Always a good way to keep yourself up at night. I admit I was disappointed in the ending, it seemed anti-climatic and vague after the wild goose chase throughout the entire book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 12/7/2013

    " Didn't finish it, actually. Flannery O'Connor was mentioned at some point and as I tried to read this I kept thinking how much better it would be to re-read O'Connor instead. So I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellissa | 12/3/2013

    " Another brilliant Koontz book! I adored these characters and was pleased that one of the main ones was a dog once again. A fast-paced thriller with parts scary and parts grotesque, balanced with wit and humour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindy Duree | 9/12/2012

    " I could not put this down. Milo is a wonderful character. The reason for the violence is not so unbelievable in this day and age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bekki Phillips | 5/16/2012

    " As is usual from Mr Koontz, a great deal of humour in a book with a surprising and magical ending. Wonderful reading! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Derek | 3/12/2012

    " Another typical Koontz thriller; good enough ideas to keep you reading, characters so boring you want to quit, and an ending so lame you want to spit in anger. Two stars for having the worst ending ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 10/25/2011

    " Hmmm...I usually love these books, but I just couldn't wrap myself in this one. It was too paranoid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 10/25/2011

    " AWESOME for the first 3/4's then...wham...WTF ??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/28/2011

    " Dean Koontz is always entertaining and this book was no exception, a real page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robbin | 11/23/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I was right there with this family. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I really liked the surprise ending. I intend to read more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Escobar | 9/13/2010

    " Traditional Koontz, with the gifted child dabbling in quantum physics, well-crafted and believable hero, turn-your-stomach villain, and the too-wise and somewhat mysterious dog. The only reason I gave three stars is that I found the ending a bit too predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Terry | 6/16/2010

    " conspiracy and love, wow, so good. I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 4/10/2010

    " So good. At first I was so scared, I couldn't read in bed. Then I had to know what was going to happen. The writing style is great and the pace is excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oz | 9/18/2009

    " veery easy reeding, another great Koontz novel. "

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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

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.