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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (77 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9781423339076
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He is back
Hilary Thomas knew terror as a child, but never anything like this.

He is back
He is hunting her with a sick desire more terrifying than hatred could ever be. And he is in her house again.

He is back
He is on the stairs, and he can’t be stopped. Hilary killed him once and he keeps coming back. Again and again.

He is back
He is at her bedroom door.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz Fichera | 2/20/2014

    " WHISPERS was not an easy book for me to get lost into. I didn't start to get into the story until about page 100. There was so much background story to process for each of the characters. However, Dean Koontz does such a marvelous job of creating tension and painting psychopath characters (Bruno Frye in this one) that I had to soldier on. The story is layered, detailed, and terrifying. I'm very glad I finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Walton Grant | 2/19/2014

    " I read this book first in 1980/81 when it came out - I vaguely remember seeing a tv commercial for it, which I thought was unusual at the time. I still have it - it was one of the scariest stories I had ever read. I read the next few Koontz novels, but gave up around the 5th or so book: Koontz was huge by then and the writing seemed to have changed. This is still my favourite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 2/18/2014

    " One of Koontz's best works. Not supernatural at all...and that's what makes it so creepy...the feasability of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 2/17/2014

    " The start is a little rocky but Koontz eventually finds his stride. This book gives a nice and unexpected twist to a pretty common plot device and ends with an unforgettable scene that is sure to give every reader the creeps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck Cowing | 2/11/2014

    " Dean Koontz is always great, he is in his own little world just like Steven King... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 2/8/2014

    " Listened to the audio book version. Very scary stuff. Creepy. Not good to listen to late at night while packing moving boxes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 2/6/2014

    " Good thriller, it was kind of slow at first. The bad guy got old though, not my favorite of Dean Koontz, but it was still worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 2/3/2014

    " This was my first Dean Koontz novel, so it will always have a place in my heart. It's creepy and a little off the wall, but overall a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron Nie | 2/2/2014

    " Thrilling, spine-tingling, and sensual..........and with a very good twist. Not as good as the first two Koontz book I've read("Your Heart Belongs to Me" and I forgot the other one); nevertheless, a great book. Worth reading. And so much adjectives. :)) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex (Al) | 1/31/2014

    " Not too bad for an older Koontz book. Very adult and very predictable with good characters. Love the roaches. The whole (view spoiler)[twin thing was predictable (hide spoiler)] but overall it was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrianne | 1/28/2014

    " scariest page turner - a classic by the master of mystery/thrillers. you cannot figure out the twists and you can't put it down. Don't read this while home alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 1/25/2014

    " Definitely one of Koontz best novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 1/23/2014

    " Genre: Horror. But the most scary thing about this book, and about alot of Kontz's early work (not so much the later stuff), is that it is entirely possible. The whole scenario could be acted out in your town. That's what I find so amazing about his earlier books, that they're so creepy, really give you the willies but there's nothing supernatural or out of this worldish about them, they could happen. Brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Redfox5 | 1/21/2014

    " Quiet different to any other Koontz I've read, the first part of the book is like a crime novel free form any sort of 'horror' until the last chapter. This doesn't make it any less intresting tho. But where the story gets more Koontzlike is the second part of the book. You find a lot of answers to questions in this part, however it is somewhat predictable and you feel quiet sorry for the 'bad guy' in the book. This actually didn't have a bad ending, the visual imagery of 'the gates to hell' is pretty strong and makes me very glad I've never been forced into such a place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 1/20/2014

    " I went into this book blind thinking it was going to be about something totally different than it turned out to be. The characters endure much suffering and I actually ended up feeling sorry for the "bad guy" in this book. Disturbing and twisted, but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Q | 1/20/2014

    " Read and released on Bookcrossing.com in 2002. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Gomez | 1/16/2014

    " Great suspence! One of the best authors around! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry Rosenberg | 1/9/2014

    " A good read. But if you ask how it could be happening, there is only one answer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tocotin | 1/2/2014

    " Very cheesy but fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 12/28/2013

    " One of Koontz's better thrillers "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Felton | 12/26/2013

    " Disturbingly good book. Ive always liked Dean Koontz "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micaela Lowe | 12/21/2013

    " This was the first Dean Koontz book I ever read and couldn't put it down. He very quickly became one of my top 5 favourite authors :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Krist | 12/8/2013

    " first book i read by Dean and i have been hooked ever since "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Taylor | 12/3/2013

    " Hilary, a hollywood writer, is stalked by a mad man, Bruno, who is alive, but dead at the same time..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaja | 12/3/2013

    " This book really dragged on too long! I had to force myself to finish it which I am glad I did because the ending was really quite good. Too bad the rest of it wasn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine D | 11/21/2013

    " "Fear shouts. Terror whispers." With a tag line like that I'm thinking it has to be good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/7/2013

    " This book is one of my favorite Dean Koontz. Very suspenseful and eerie at the same time. LOVED it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/24/2013

    " Kept my attention and was very interesting. A little disappointed in the ending (wanted scarier) but overall really good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff O'Brien | 10/18/2013

    " This one is good old classic Dean. He's definitely gone soft as of late and I think that if he just wrote one book a year instead of four or five, he'd still be putting out great books like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dany | 10/12/2013

    " Dark and disturbing. Very good mystery. I liked the Freudian theme. Great love scenes. What a tormented villain! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bbluekitty | 9/15/2013

    " Okay book, somewhat predictable. I was kind of annoyed at the moralizing treatment of Mrs. Yancy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shayla Corless | 8/5/2013

    " This is one of the first books I ever read by Dean and though it might be a little twisted, it made me want to read more of his books. Definately recommend this one. I would really like to read it again but I have so many other books to read still. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracie | 6/20/2013

    " I thought this book was one of the strangest and scariest I had read. Love it !!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kriscrowe | 5/8/2013

    " This has to be one of the all time creepiest psychological thrillers. Whispers is the noise that he hears and when you find out what makes the noise you'll see why he was so crazy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi Batho | 1/17/2013

    " Great book i loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen J. | 1/13/2013

    " I read this book several years ago, but I loved it and still recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good tense/spooky read. Though I found it to take a minute to get going, I wound up devouring it in the space of a few hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BJ | 11/6/2012

    " Not one of Koontz's best but good. Not gory for those who avoid that type of thing, more of a psych/police thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carey Shea | 10/28/2012

    " I read this book a long time ago. What I remember is that is scared the begesus out of me. I had never read a book like that before and soon I was reading a lot of his books. All early works though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 9/10/2012

    " I could see some of the plot coming and was anxious for the characters to catch up, but otherwise it was a very good book. Disturbing is a given when reading Koontz. His craft is clear in his ability to craft the villain as the victim. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilly | 8/18/2012

    " Really liked it, until the end. Yet another book that made me feel like the author just got bored and wanted to end it and move on to something else. Ending was very fast, easy, and abrupt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 8/17/2012

    " Good, but I like his books with the remarkable dogs more! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MJ | 7/7/2012

    " Wow, the ending is so highly predictable that it's almost a relief that the climax is a whopping 3 pages long. This was not a good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 6/30/2012

    " This book seemed to be nothing but disturbing. Normally I love Koontz's writing but this didn't seem to have much of a plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Anderson | 6/28/2012

    " Good stuff. I like stories about serial killers, and this one really dug into the mind of one. I appreciated the way Koontz focused on the bad guy in this novel, and I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 5/27/2012

    " I have the hardback version of this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MJ | 4/25/2012

    " Wow, the ending is so highly predictable that it's almost a relief that the climax is a whopping 3 pages long. This was not a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.V. | 4/5/2012

    " This book wasn't my favorite Dean Koontz but i sure couldn't put it down. It was pretty wild and twisted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 2/11/2012

    " I absolutely LOVE this book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck Cowing | 11/26/2011

    " Dean Koontz is always great, he is in his own little world just like Steven King... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mason Milne | 11/9/2011

    " It was pretty good i think it was too long it got boring in about the middle of the book but the ending is really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/8/2011

    " A intriguing story loaded with suspence and danger,plus great characters that you care about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 10/8/2011

    " I read this back in high school and it remained one of my favorite books for a long time. Not sure I would still give it that title but the explanation of what The Whispers are has stayed with me all this time. I was a huge horror fan then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 10/5/2011

    " Good, but I like his books with the remarkable dogs more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Minerva | 9/11/2011

    " it was good, although the a bit creepy. Didn't know it was about my PHoBia!!! otherwise I would NOT have read it. but luckily there were no pics!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawnee | 9/10/2011

    " I enjoyed the way Koontz revealed the Bruno confusion, the way he brought out the good side of the bad cop, and the romance between Hillary and her man. The whispers that were revealed were a bit lame and not his best, but the story overall kept me reading and a dedicated Koontz fan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer (NorthernLghts) | 8/23/2011

    " the book seemed to drag on quite a bit. I skipped a couple hundred pages because I just wanted to find out what happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dalton | 8/4/2011

    " Liked this alright. Not Koontz's best work, but still enjoyable to listen to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 7/31/2011

    " Die Story ist toll aber er häät sich ca 150 Seiten kürzer fassen können .. war zum teil einwenig langfädig .. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 7/19/2011

    " This was my first Dean Koontz novel, so it will always have a place in my heart. It's creepy and a little off the wall, but overall a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 7/16/2011

    " Great suspence! One of the best authors around! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 7/14/2011

    " I don't get it... why can't I find a good... at least semi-clean book?
    Don't they write them any more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou George | 7/9/2011

    " This was my first Koontz book. I read it when I was suffering from bronchitis in university. I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. He became one of my favourites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 7/8/2011

    " This was my introduction to this Author. For whatever reason-it has always stuck with me and even though by no means is this a classic book-at the time-it was a shocker and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Good read if you like the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 6/25/2011

    " Having read the Dean Koonts biography, my experience reading Whispers was different than most because I already knew the truth about bad guy Bruno prior to finally reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 6/12/2011

    " Great story, lucid descriptions and prose, but a bit too long. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tipsy | 6/2/2011

    " Needs some major editing...The murderer is just horribly underdeveloped. After finishing the first chapter (which just dragged on and on), I gave up reading it and just wiki'ed how it ends. I am so glad I didn't torture myself any further and now know not to trust my Aunt's opinion on books.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xlex | 5/30/2011

    " Pffffff.... Thus book was OK. but near the end I could not care less for the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 5/26/2011

    " This book did nothing for me. I thought the plot was stupid and the characters over the top. I've never read Koontz before and I doubt I do any time soon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 5/12/2011

    " Outdated and not one of Koontz best. It was OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " The bad guy turns out to be twins who were raised to be one person not two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stepfanie | 3/13/2011

    " I really loved this book, the only real problem I had with it was the way it ended. The Ending could have been way more than what it was. Slightly disappointed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 2/13/2011

    " was my first Koontz and I enjoyed that it was creepy without being gory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/12/2011

    " Yeah, this one freaked me out too. Never have I felt sorry for the psycho until now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 12/27/2010

    " This book seemed to be nothing but disturbing. Normally I love Koontz's writing but this didn't seem to have much of a plot. "

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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

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.