Frankenstein: Prodigal Son

Written by:
Dean Koontz
Narrated by:
Christopher Lane

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2018
9 hours 4 minutes
From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of . . .

Every city has its secrets. But none as terrible as this. He is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Deucalion’s path will lead him to cool, tough police detective Carson O’Connor and her devoted partner, Michael Maddison, who are tracking the slayer but will soon discover signs of something far more terrifying: an entire race of killers who are much more—and less—than human and, deadliest of all, their deranged, near-immortal maker: Victor Helios—once known as Frankenstein.
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Gary Baldwin

This book was amazing and got me interested in the entire series. five stars all the way across

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Michael F.

Interesting take on Mary Shelley’s classic. Held my attention and at times thrilling. The setting of the “Big Easy” is great for nearly every story and likewise with this one. Very enjoyable. The question is … will the rest of the series meet expectations? Christopher Lane is superb !

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Gina C.

As usual, Mr. Koontz does not disappoint. His descriptive prose paints a picture as vivid as Rembrandt on his best day. The characters come alive for this reader, so much so that I mourn the loss of their presence when I finish reading the story. The narrator, though not bad, was not good either. The raspy quality of his voice was perfect for the Deucalion character, but the narrator lacked the differentiation of vocal qualities when reading the other characters. It made it difficult to know which character was speaking at any given time. He often seemed to drop the accent too. I noticed that some higher or lower pitches were used, but not enough or consistently enough to effectively distinguish which character was which. In some of the other Koontz novels I’ve purchased on audio book, each character had a distinguishable voice, which made it easy to listen to. This was not the case with this narrator. He has a good voice, a unique voice. With the pitch variance, he could have a GREAT narrator’s voice. It was simply too difficult to listen to this audio book without referencing the hard copy of the book. Unfortunately, referencing a hard copy of the book completely defeats the purpose of an audio book and is impossible to do while driving. I think I will buy the hard copy of the remaining books so that I can read them myself.

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Stephen G.

I found at times it was had to follow which seine was being spoken about, otherwise a good listen.

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