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Odd Thomas

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dean Koontz

Narrated By: David Aaron Baker

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: December 2003

Duration: 10 hours 39 minutes


Now a major motion picture starring Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, and Addison Timlin, and directed by Stephen Sommers

"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 its 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 Odds 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 Odds 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.From the Hardcover edition.


  • Charles A

    I'm usually a dean koontz fan but this book was terrible. I downloaded based off all the high reviews and I have to strongly disagree. The book was slow, overly descriptive, and dragged on and on with almost no action. I fast forwarded through a few parts hoping it would pick up and it never did. Do not waste your credit, not a good book at all. Narrator was good however.

  • Jessica Canjar

    Great story. Odd is a very lovable character. The narrator really brought this book alive!

  • Brook Walters

    Great book. Odd is a great character Can't wait to listen to the rest of this series.

  • Keith Watson

    Very good book. Great narration. I'm reading the second book now.

  • nab6215

    This is one of my favorite book series. Read the book. Seen the movie. Read the book again. You feel what Thomas feels. And I don't know why I would want to feel what he feels. Odd.

  • Gwendolyn Gaither

    This was my first Dean Koontz novel. I do like the Odd Thomas character and look forward to listening to others. Narration was great.

  • Tia Szendi-Horvath

    I love this series! The narrator fits the main character perfectly!

  • 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.