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Odd Hours

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dean Koontz

Narrated By: David Aaron Baker

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: May 2008

Duration: 8 hours 35 minutes


Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas is one such literary hero who has come alive in listeners' imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is irresistibly drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine.... The legend began in the obscure little town of Pico Mundo. A fry cook named Odd was rumored to have the extraordinary ability to communicate with the dead. Through tragedy and triumph, exhilaration and heartbreak, word of Odd Thomas's gifts filtered far beyond Pico Mundo, attracting unforgettable new friends - and enemies of implacable evil. With great gifts comes the responsibility to meet great challenges. But no mere human being was ever meant to face the darkness that now stalks the world - not even one as oddly special as Odd Thomas. After grappling with the very essence of reality itself, after finding the veil separating him from his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, tantalizingly thin yet impenetrable, Odd longed only to return to a life of quiet anonymity with his two otherworldly sidekicks - his dog Boo and a new companion, one of the few who might rival his old pal Elvis. But a true hero, however humble, must persevere. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems. Now the forces arrayed against him have both official sanction and an infinitely more sinister authority...and in this dark night of the soul, dawn will come only after the most shattering revelations of all.


  • Timothy Fox

    Love the odd series..this is a very good part of it.

  • Michele Vermillion

    Well done. Suspenseful and funny. Plot twists and turns that had me wondering how it would all end. Very enjoyable through and through.

  • marisa schooley

    love dean Koontz and this series is my favorite and the narrator is also great

  • Fatemeh S

    Liked some of the characters, but not the book as a whole. It was a silly story line. Weak writing. Was waiting for it to be over.

  • Allison Hollinger

    I absolutely love the narration. Superb! Made the listening experience very enjoyable. Good story too.

  • teresa desiderati

    the narrator was superb....he did it up right......I found this book entertaining mostly because of mr baker's vocal inflections.....the story was interesting and altho a bit heady at times was an enjoyable adventure along side Odd.....dean koontz never fails to do a good job for his readers.....applause....Mr. Koontz

  • Rosemary Cure

    My first odd Thomas book. Not sure there will be another. Almost did not finish listening. But I did left too many questions unanswered.

  • Dewey Stevens

    Agree with bagpipe021. There was a lot of the author's philosophy, with not much story. By far the weakest of the Odd Thomas books.

  • bagpipe021

    When Koontz is at his best, he is among this reviewer's favorite of authors. Odd Thomas has remained a delightful character of interest in the series of books devoted to him. This story takes him to a new locale and provides moments that touch the heart or generate laughter. I don't believe an Odd fourth serving would have been one too many, but I felt the author coasted through much of the tale, leaving the reader mildly disappointed.

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