Wilderness and Other Stories

  • by Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by Dick Hill, MacLeod Andrews, Will Damron, Tanya Eby
  • 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"The world is a machine that produces endless surprises and mysteries layered on mysteries." "Wilderness," a darkly intriguing short story first published as an e-book original, was written as prelude to Dean Koontz's novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder - Innocence.
Addison Goodheart was born in an isolated home surrounded by a deep forest, never known to his father, kept secret from everyone but his mother, who barely accepts him. Only in the woods, among the wildlife, is Addison truly welcome. Only there can he be at peace. Until the day he first knows terror, the day when his life changes radically and forever....
Twelve of the other fourteen short stories and novelettes included in this audio anthology were most recently reissued in a print collection entitled Strange Highways, published by Warner Books (1995). The other two - "The Scariest Thing I Know" (2000) first published in Martha Stewart Living magazine and "Hostage Situation" (2009) in The New York Times Summer Thriller series. Only the short work "Down in the Darkness," has ever been produced for audio.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not what I expected

What did you like best about Wilderness and Other Stories? What did you like least?

The first story about Addison was the best.

Would you recommend Wilderness and Other Stories to your friends? Why or why not?

No. The second story "kittens" was horrible! The female narrator was worse! How she ended up following the first narrator or any other is beyond me! What a slap in the face to all listeners to have to listen to her!

What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

Remove the female narrator from all audio books!

Do you think Wilderness and Other Stories needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Hell no!

Any additional comments?


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- Michelle

Weird Mix of Short Stories

Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or the narrators?

I enjoy reading most Koontz books but this one was an odd compilation of short stories, some of which were decent and some of which were utterly horrible. It sort of seemed like a collection of unrelated ideas that never were fully developed into complete stories.

Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

Yes, I am viewing this book as an anomaly and will read other Koontz books.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No way.

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- Carrie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-13-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio