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Odd Thomas

Unabridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: David Aaron Baker

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: December 2003

Duration: 10 hours 39 minutes

Summary:

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it's a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.
A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd's deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15.
Today is August 14.
In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares-and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.

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  • Rick L

    Great story! Well paced and very entertaining with humor, suspense and action woven together to really keep you at the edge of your seat with anticipation. I also feel David Aaron Baker does a great job reading this story as well.

  • Anonymous

    Odd Thomas is my favorite Dean Koontz hero. Here is hoping that Koontz never tires of writing adventures for Odd.

  • Tammy W.

    Took me years cause I never was piqued with interest when reading what the books are about, now I can't wait for the next! And the narrator was great.

  • Anonymous

    Started slow, but then hooked. Great characters. Suspenseful. I cried so hard in my car people must have thought I was nuts.

  • Annie

    This is my first Dean Koontz novel. LOVED IT. Odd is such a great character. The narration was also really good.

  • Anonymous

    Love this character. Hope more "Odd" books are in the works. Beautifully written and narrated! I would rate this book a 6 if I could.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this just isnt my genre but I could not get into this book. I kept waiting for it to get interesting and it never really did.

  • Anonymous

    i LOVE THE "ODD THOMAS" BOOKS. KOONTZ HAS SUCH A GREAT FLAIR FOR THE SUSPENSE AND ALSO THE ABILITY TO KEEP YOU INVOLVED IN THE STORY. I RECCOMMEND.

  • Ryan Cole

    At first I did not like the reader but soon found it a great match for Odd. A great book I plan to listen to the rest of the Odd Thomas books.

  • Shirley Cogburn

    I haven't been listening to books on CD's long but I am so glad this was one of the first ones I listened to. Can't wait to hear more from this author,