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Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781441817389

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With more than 200 million copies of his novels sold, Dean Koontz is an undisputed master. And in The Vision, he once again displays the talent that led the Chicago Sun-Times to call him "brilliant"—and the San Diego Union-Tribune to praise his "always riveting" writing and his "wonderfully fiendish" plots.

The Vision—one of Dean Koontz’ early novels—is a chilling look into the paranormal and what occurs when a psychic channels the mind of a crazed killer.

Mary Bergen, a gifted clairvoyant, uses her psychic ability and haunting visions to help the police solve crimes both past and present while feeling powerless to stop the murders, until she envisions her own death.

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The story is intense and disturbing, but well worth the read. The only reason I give it four stars is that the killer is rather obvious soon into the story. "

    - Jennifer, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Piston of lovemaking was something awesome! "

    - Matīss, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I just love Koontz "

    - Wendy, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Loved this book. Though through the whole book I just knew who the person after her was... yet I found out I really didn't know. "

    - Melissa, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " My first thought when I finished this book was: "Meh". It really did try to be suspenseful and there was a real stab (pardon the pun) at an intricate storyline. However the end product was a little overly gruesome with the 'supernatural' element becoming a bit cheesy by the end. Based on character set up in the first few chapters I had the feeling I knew who was guilty from the beginning. Thus the rest of the book acted simply as a diversion, an annoying 'look over there, look over there' distraction. Apparently this was written back in 1977 so I'd say overall it was a good start for Mr Koontz. "

    - Amanda, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I have read an upwards of 20 Dean Koontz books, and I consider him one of my favorite authors. However, The Vision is not one of his best works. I'm giving The Vision a two star rating because the best word to describe it really is "ok." It's about 350 pages long, but a pretty quick read. (I finished it in about 3 days.) Many of the pages are filled up with character dialogue, so they read very quickly. The characters themselves were interesting and, for the most part, witty (especially Lou and Max), but overall I found them either unlikable or underdeveloped. I would have liked to hear more about Mary's brother Alan or more of a background on her husband, Max. Mary Bergen herself, the main character, was a little annoying to me. My main problem with the book was that I felt it didn't start to get really interesting until 200 pages in and very shortly afterward, once it finally started to get interesting, the identity of the killer was glaringly obvious to me. So, I spent the last 100 pages or so just waiting for the characters in the book to figure it out. However, the book still held some surprises for me and, in places, it still managed to give me that on-edge, creepy-crawly feeling that I hope for when I pick up a Dean Koontz book. The ending was satisfying, but it was all resolved pretty quickly and left me with a few minor unanswered questions. So, all-in-all, I wouldn't say The Vision is anywhere near being one of my favorite books (or even one of my favorite Dean Koontz books) but I enjoyed it for the most part. "

    - Lauren, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is still my favorite Koontz book!!! "

    - Tiffany, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book was suspenseful, but I haven't decided if I liked the ending or not. "

    - Kristi, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I had read this book many years ago, but am re-reading them now. This was a great, suspensful book. I'm glad I couldn't remember what happened at the end! "

    - Sherri, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a quick easy read. I wouldn't consider it one of Koontz's best books but he wrote it in the beginning I his career. I still love his books. "

    - Jamie, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Without wanting to sound too harsh, Dean Koontz, along with John Saul and couple of others, is one of the worst possible writers I have ever read. Koontz is a classic case of 'right ideas in (extremely) wrong hands'!!! "

    - Lev_Boy, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a decent read; decent characters, decent plot, decent suspense, decent pace. But I can't give a more descriptive description than that. "

    - Steven, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was probably too young to read this when i did considering what the out come was. I think i was 12 or 13...first book i read from koontz "

    - Jenny, 12/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " For a so-so story, the first ed HB sure comes dear! "

    - Teresa, 11/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was the very first Dean Koontz book I read. I remember liking the action in the book and the idea of clairvoyance. "

    - Jen, 8/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " A completely decent and suspenseful supernatural mystery - it was far better than the last two books I read. "

    - Mike, 7/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was one of Koontz's more disturbing. The woman is a psychic who has some issues with her mentally sick brother. Some of the sexual scenes were a bit distasteful, causing the four star rating despite the adrenaline pumping excitement and horror. A quick read too. "

    - Tara, 3/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Picked this up at a yard sale over the summer. Really enjoyed the twists and turns. Found myself trying to figure out "whodunnit" and was totally wrong of course. "

    - Samantha, 1/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Disappointing when you know "who done it" 1/3 into the book, and the author thinks he is leading you on until the final pages. "

    - Kelly, 1/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " An early work -- before Koontz hit the big time with Midnight. "

    - Michael, 10/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very good read at the end you want to say - Oh no you didn't. "

    - Darlene, 8/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I liked it okay, but it was almost too gruesome for me. I learned to expect it from Koontz, but this one hit me especially hard for some reason. Maybe because I read it after Watchers and I loved Watchers "

    - Katie, 5/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I normally like Dean Koontz, but this one was too horrifying for my taste. Satisfying, though. "

    - Randy, 12/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Started out to be a good story but degraded into something a bit more grotesque as the story progressed. "

    - Brian, 11/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I don't know if I read this before, or if it was completely predictable, but I wasn't surprised by anything that happened. "

    - Melissa, 9/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a decent read; decent characters, decent plot, decent suspense, decent pace. But I can't give a more descriptive description than that. "

    - Steven, 6/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Truly enjoyed the book. I read this book in 24 hours which I have never done with any book. There are clue through out the book as the identity of the killer but you are never 100% sure until near the end. An early work of Koontz which I seem to enjoy. "

    - Denise, 6/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " clairvoyant, Mary Bergan, assists police in catching a murderer. But is he dead or coming after her? "

    - Nana, 3/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I really like Dean Koontz, but I found this book to be much more graphic than others. I enjoy his edge of your seat writing, but this was not one of my favorites. "

    - Nancy, 2/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I am a Koontz fan, but not of this novel. Somehow reading about a vicious rape that a six year old girl endured, really turned me off of the whole novel. Not one of his best. "

    - Erin, 2/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " really keep me going, loved it. "

    - Nina, 2/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was creepy and the ending was a little vile. I also thought it was pretty predictable. "

    - Amanda, 1/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " This is pretty much your run-of-the-mill supernatural thriller: woman has psychic powers because of a traumatic experience and predicts murders before they happen. I was able to predict the story line based on the jacket description. "

    - Nina, 10/1/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Two stars is generous. Crappy writing, a bit predictable, but somewhat interesting plot. A lot of Koontz's early writing is a crap-fest. The back and forth banter between characters makes me want to claw my eyes out. "

    - Marian, 8/12/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Loved this book. Though through the whole book I just knew who the person after her was... yet I found out I really didn't know. "

    - Melissa, 6/19/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A solid effort by Koontz. There are some decent spine tinglers during the read. "

    - Ryan13, 4/25/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the one and only I've read by Dean Koontz so far. I really enjoyed it. Would make an awesome movie. "

    - ?, 4/20/2010

About the Author

Dean Koontz is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including suspense thrillers and books for young readers. His books are published in thirty-six languages, and his worldwide sales top 450 million copies. Several of his books have also been adapted into feature films and television miniseries.

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 several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.