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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,564 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Laural Merlington, Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781423339168
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She woke up in a hospital room, barely able to remember her own name. What secrets are hidden within Susan Thorton’s mind? What terrible accident brought her here? And who are the four shadowy strangers—waiting, like death—in the darkened corridors?

One by one, Susan unlocks these mysteries. And step by step, she approaches the torment of her past—a single night of violence, waged by four young men….

“Koontz is a terrific what-if storyteller." —People

“His perennial bestsellers are…engrossing entertainments.” —The Washington Post Book World

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

    " Predictable, yet entertaining for a short read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 1/22/2014

    " It was several years ago that I read this and while reading some online chapters of a new thriller by a new author it made me randomly think of this book! I am rating it 4 stars as I remember really enjoying the story and reading for hours on end just to see what was going to happen next! This is the only Dean Koontz book I have read and based upon the other reviews he has some that are even better so I look forward to reading those! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 1/12/2014

    " First Dean Koontz book I read. Really liked it as a thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Driftwood | 1/8/2014

    " Great suspense. I liked it but I did skip through alot of the bullshit government stuff towards the end. A sequel would be great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael | 12/27/2013

    " it had potential and storyline to be a great thriller but it was a huge disappointment once it took a turn toward the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Hopkins | 12/14/2013

    " I was trying the whole time to figure out what was really going on, and there's no way I would've guessed. Didn't really know what was what until the last few pages. Love books like that. A little different than classic Koontz books (he wrote this under a pen name), but what a great story. There were a couple of moments around the middle of the book where I was wishing things could speed up a bit, but I was hoping the ending would make everything worth it. It did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 12/7/2013

    " Another great read from Koontz. Not my favorite book by him, but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cher | 11/21/2013

    " This book didn't get good until halfway then it powered through till the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Grant | 11/13/2013

    " Another fine one here from this Author. I guess it was previously released 10 years ago under a different author name. I liked it fine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 8/28/2013

    " Wow, what a twist right at the end! It was really good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gay | 8/28/2013

    " Older book, not quite up to par with more modern mysteries. Do not bother. The beginning was very good... then it got redundant and bogged down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila Baum | 8/26/2013

    " This was my least favorite by Koontz. I actually listened to it on CD. The main character keeps repeating the same thoughts over and over in the middle of the book and it becomes pretty tedious. The ending finally picks up with some great twists and turns, but it takes a long time to get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tulalia | 5/5/2013

    " Was phenomenal. Loved it. Was so thrilling i could not put it down. Had so many twists and turns. I totaly did not see the end coming. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Stephens | 4/7/2013

    " This was an excellent psychological thriller. The ending was a little weak although I was surprised by it. The narrator's confusion and sense of madness were well expressed enabling the reader to be equally confused and wondering what was going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene Grant | 2/17/2013

    " A little slow in the beginning, but when it picked up I couldn't put it down. Scary & creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrspaulschow | 12/26/2012

    " This is one of the most thrilling books I have ever read! I loved loved it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/26/2012

    " This was my first Dean Koontz book, it was a bit bizarre and took the weirdest twist in the end, to say I didn't expect it would be an understatement. It was an okay read, I'd probably read more of him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Morgan | 1/31/2012

    " I really liked it. The end wasn't anything that I would have guessed. Even the "back from the dead" wasn't demonic. It was a true thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry Mulcahy Mulcahy | 1/21/2012

    " Whew! What a ride. One of his better ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyneva | 10/26/2011

    " An adequate Koontz novel. Not his very best, but certainly not his worst. Definitely well-done with regard to the main character's possible descent into madness. Had you wondering for quite some time just what in the world was going on around her. A recommended read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 8/6/2011

    " Loved it until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L.M. Young | 1/27/2011

    " GREAT!!!!! I love DEan Koontz "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flow Wampfler | 5/8/2010

    " Enjoyable read but a little dated and kind of corny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 8/11/2009

    " Why is this author so popular? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lawrence | 8/6/2008

    " This is one of those books where you will never believe the ending. What a great read!! I never would have thought it would end like it did. I would recommend this book to all of my GR friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 5/28/2008

    " This was the first Dean Koontz book I read and it held me spell bound. I've read a number of others by him, but none measure up to this one. "

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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 Narrators

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”