Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz’s dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours.
“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. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it’s different.
A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live—an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz’s most enduring works.
A 5 Star Story with 2 Star Audio
An excellent, engaging story from beginning to end - - especially if you like a supernatural element woven into the plot. I chose to buy the audio book as a quick catch-me-up in the series, because I want to read "Brother Odd". I enjoyed the story, but was disappointed in the quality of narration. I felt the reader lacked richness in his delivery and sounded much older than the story's twenty something year old main character and narrator. I would still recommend the audiobook, but caution the listner to be prepared for a flat read.
This was a great book because the characters are believeable and the plot is exciting and has a good twist at the end. Dean Koontz has a unique way of making totally un-funny things funny. This is one of my most favorite books and would reccomend it to anyone who loves a good story and also loves to laugh.
Dean is an excellent writer and does a great job developing characters. I was very disappointed in the way he ended the book. I felt it was unrealistic and left me with an emotional let down.