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Deeply Odd

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dean Koontz

Narrated By: David Aaron Baker

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: May 2013

Duration: 9 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

The truck driver is decked out like a rhinestone cowboy, only instead of a guitar he’s slinging a gun — and Odd Thomas is on the wrong end of the barrel. Though he narrowly dodges a bullet, Odd can’t outrun the shocking vision burned into his mind . . . or the destiny that will drive him into a harrowing showdown with absolute evil. DEEPLY ODD How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot. With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn that his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing ever closer to the dark heart of his long journey — and, perhaps, to the bright light beyond.

“Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity — and moral outrage.” — USA Today

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  • Philippa Winsnes

    Bizarre, creative, fresh. This novel had me both amused and intrigued right from the start. A very unique story concept. Well-worth the read. I loved the word choice and figurative language use throughout the novel. I never read the other novels in the series but didn't feel lost or like I had missed anything. The characters are well-developed and strangely believable even in this bizarre reality, probably because they believe it themselves. The reader of the novel had an incredibly diverse vocal range. Rarely can I buy in to a male portraying a female character, without being slightly irritated by the decidedly fake bass tones overriding what is meant to be dulcet female ones. He, however, occilates between bass to tennor male voices and female voices (young to old) with natural ease. It was a pleasure to listen to and I will be seeking more novels read by him.

  • Brittany Casorla

    Much better of a follow up book than the previous, "Apocalypse. " The story is stronger and takes us through many locations and side characters than the previous. It makes for much better story telling. This is more in line with the 1st 3 books.