Koko : Blue Rose Trilogy

  • by Peter Straub
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • Series: Blue Rose Trilogy
  • 22 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

KOKO. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They are Vietnam vets — a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take them from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.


What the Critics Say

“A masterpiece of terror.” (Los Angeles Times)
“Complexly plotted, thickly layered evil. . . . The ultimate horror.” (The New York Times Book Review)
“A dead-center hit. . . . A gripping, enthralling, nonstop read.” (San Francisco Chronicle)


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Customer Reviews

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7 hours in and I am done

I couldn't stick with this book. I finished about 7 hours which is about a third of the book today, finally had enough and went to shuffle music on my ipod. The story had a lot of potential in my opinion. I thought the Vietnam flashbacks were compelling, but at least in the audiobook it is extremely difficult to follow. I have a feeling in print some of the story is bouncing back and forth between passages written in italics or something. If that's the case it is just really hard to follow and confusing.

I was also frustrated that I'm seven hours into the book and the plot has hardly advanced at all. Let's get on with it already.

Honestly, the past year I've listened to a TON of really great audiobooks. Maybe its spoiled me, and I'm lacking the patience for something like this.
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- bionichands "procrastinator"

Gays and Vietnam Vets

This should not be listed under Horror. Your in the book four hours before you even meet the bad guy and then only briefly. After about six hours the story starts to pick up, but not well enough for me to stick with it. I made it over seven hours. I am about five years to young for the Vietnam War. I remember it on the t.v. when I was in grade school and wondered why gorillas where fighting in Asia. There is a lot about gays and transvestites. The story probably moves to slow even for the groups it is meant for to enjoy.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio