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.

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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"

Tedious

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better story would have made this a better listen.


What was most disappointing about Peter Straub’s story?

It was tedious and too long.


What three words best describe Patrick Lawlor’s performance?

Performance was good.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Overall, I was very disappointed in this book.


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- Vickie

Book Details

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