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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,716 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781423339519
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They were strangers.

A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common—except fear.

They were victims.

Cold and stark, an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares.

They were chosen.

And they could not escape. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them drawing them to the Tranquility Motel—where the terrifying truth was waiting….

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The plot twists ingeniously…An engaging, often chilling, book…Hard to put down, except when making sure the doors and windows were securely locked.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Koontz has topped a fine roster of horror and suspense novels…His ability to maintain the mystery through several plot twists is impressive, as is his array of believable and sympathetic characters. With its masterful blend of elements of espionage, terror, and even some science fiction, Strangers may be the suspense novel of the year.”

    Library Journal

  • “Koontz is a master at constructing vivid, eerily realistic worlds…A memorable thriller.”

    Booklist

  • “Dean Koontz has always been a reliable and entertaining novelist, and Strangers is the best novel he has written. It’s full of suspense, excitement, and weird situations.”

    Stephen King

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 1987 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martyna | 2/6/2014

    " The whole time that I was reading this book I was puzzled and dying to know the ending. Many things get thrown into the storyline that make no sense, until the very end when everything comes together. Overall, it was a pleasant read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 2/4/2014

    " I love the way he winds the story through the characters and ties them all together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aunt Wee (Alesa Smith) | 2/2/2014

    " True Dean Koontz "

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

    " Way too long... I've read long books that are satisfying. This was not one of them. Great potential, lost in words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesa | 2/1/2014

    " I don't know whagt it is about this book that I love so much, but it's one of my favorites. I've read a lot of Dean Koontz books and after a while, his fantastical plots all start to blur together into one big pile of (the good kind of) crazy but the plot for this book has always stood out to me. I can't even remember the number of times I've read it but every time I do, I feel like I come away with something new. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanja | 2/1/2014

    " I've read several books by Dean Koontz already and I really liked all of those, but "Strangers" is the first novel that seemed a bit too detailed at times. I usually hate doing that but I couldn't keep myself from skipping over a few paragraphs here and there because I just felt like it was a bit overdone. I love the storyline itself and the characters are very interesting - if only it could have been about 100 pages less this could have been a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marian | 1/21/2014

    " I actually enjoyed this one. Scary things are happening to a group of strangers who turn out to be connected because of an unusual experience that none of them can remember. Koontz actually keeps the mystery alive throughout the whole novel (and it's a long one too). Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Lighteell | 1/20/2014

    " of the 30 plus book I read by Dean Koontz, that ranks in the top ten. Part Mysterty part Sci fi and all fun "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole g | 1/16/2014

    " It was a fantastic book, and I'm glad my friend told me to read it. I'm not going to ruin it by telling you what it's about, but if you like Stephen King's The Stand, you should like th is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veiko Vettik | 1/10/2014

    " I read it evening after evening and never got bored, excellent story telling! I you want to read something thrilling and well written, then I certainly recommend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heba Abou El Eid | 11/23/2013

    " I tried to read it a while back and couldn't get myself to even finish the first chapter! I decided that it was time to "try" and give it another chance, but once again I couldn't get past the first chapter! I give up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindy | 10/16/2013

    " Hmmm...this one is another of his sci-fi-ee books. Not my fav, but not horrible. A little long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walter Alligood | 10/8/2013

    " what an interesting read. i liked every one of his characters. i will definitely read another of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Nichols | 7/13/2013

    " A great book! One of the reasons I still read Dean Koontz is the hope he will write another brilliant book like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grant | 1/23/2013

    " Worth trying this book .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 10/24/2012

    " My first Dean Koontz book read and the reason I became a fan of his. After reading most of his novels, this is still one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 10/8/2012

    " There is a lot to like in this book: dynamic characters, attention to detail, government coverups, etc. The part that I found difficult to accept was the portrayal of the Catholic priest, whose crisis of faith seemed forced and unrealistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 8/6/2012

    " First book I ever read by Mr. Koontz. Now a lifelong fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhiannon | 6/20/2012

    " he's my fav guy writer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matte | 3/8/2012

    " Read this on a 26 hour journey, not the best read I've ever had, but fairly typical of Koontz and a nice distraction from traveling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 2/20/2012

    " I really liked this idea of this story and would have given it another star if some parts were shortened. I really liked the characters and how it ended but it dragged out in a few parts. When the story was moving it was really captivating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noelle Weedlun | 12/23/2011

    " This one is pretty good. It's long...but interesting. I have to admit I was more hooked in the beginning, but it's still keeping my interest. Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Mueller | 10/18/2011

    " Great read full of Dean Koontz's typical suspense! "

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

    " This would have been one of my favorite reads. Kept a tense plot all throughout and i enjoyed the book immensly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Takedown | 4/30/2011

    " Book was a little too long but have some intrigue. But nothing special realy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 3/31/2011

    " It was a fantastic book, and I'm glad my friend told me to read it. I'm not going to ruin it by telling you what it's about, but if you like Stephen King's The Stand, you should like th is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nas | 3/17/2011

    " After reading this book, I came across an article in the newspapers describing something like this happened. What if it's all true? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/2/2011

    " A must-read for Koontz fans (and a typical favorite for Koontz fans). Gripping characters who you know will be connected somehow but the outcome is totally unexpected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/25/2011

    " One of my very favorite Koontz stories, couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 2/14/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. Took a while to get there but with so many characters to develop I wasn't surprised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 2/12/2011

    " My first Koontz book. A friend recommended him, as I am a big Stephen King fan. The book is over 600 pages, and hard to start, great middle, great at the end, awful ending. Just my opinion. I miss King endings. So, I will read another Koontz, this time Lightening, and see how it fares... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 2/11/2011

    " Best book I have ever read. Really compelling, I couldn't put it down and I didn't want to stop to eat or speak "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 1/8/2011

    " This was my favorite book by Dean Koontz. "

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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

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.