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Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas is one such literary hero who has come alive in listeners' imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is irresistibly drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine.The legend began in the obscure little town of Pico Mundo. A fry cook named Odd was rumored to have the extraordinary ability to communicate with the dead. Through tragedy and triumph, exhilaration and heartbreak, word of Odd Thomas' gifts filtered far beyond Pico Mundo, attracting unforgettable new friends - and enemies of implacable evil. With great gifts comes the responsibility to meet great challenges. But no mere human being was ever meant to face the darkness that now stalks the world - not even one as oddly special as Odd Thomas.After grappling with the very essence of reality itself, after finding the veil separating him from his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, tantalizingly thin yet impenetrable, Odd longed only to return to a life of quiet anonymity with his two otherworldly sidekicks - his dog Boo and a new companion, one of the few who might rival his old pal Elvis. But a true hero, however humble, must persevere. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems. Now the forces arrayed against him have both official sanction and an infinitely more sinister authority...and in this dark night of the soul, dawn will come only after the most shattering revelations of all.
©2008 Dean Koontz; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-03-12

Odd for Odd

Any book by Koontz sells well and any book with Odd as the main character sells well, but Koontz may have shot himself in the foot with this half a** attempt. I believe Koontz is getting tired of this character and it shows in his writing. Odd mentions more then once that he would like to die and I believe Koontz would like to kill him off, if only he did not sell so well.

The story starts off on a beach where Odd is attack by some bad guys. It takes him eight chapters to get off the beach. Most of the book is filler. Toward the end our gun hating hero, uses a gun and kills several people, some point blank. At one point he bravely stands still while a bad guy takes three shots at him, like he is superman. It seemed very out of character for Odd to use a gun and I believe it was just a easy way for Koontz to get his character out of trouble, so he compromised the character's character.

In chapter 46 there is an exchange between Odd and a bad guy that is roll on the ground funny, but this is about the only place in the book where there is any levity.

This is the fourth book in the series, but you can read them in any order. My favorite in the series is Forever Odd.

Koontz has written some really great stuff and my favorites are: The Bad Place, Lost Souls, Life Expectancy, Dragon Tears, and By The Light of The Moon.

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By Ramjac on 09-17-08

Cashing a paycheck?

I've read Koontz for a very long time, and although the narration quality is excellent, the book itself is lacking. I'm wondering if the publisher got greedy and split the book with another one coming soon. Lots of unanswered questions and it leaves you hanging. With under an hour left, it just wraps up so quick it is tough to believe. The first Odd Thomas is the best, the second was okay and this one is lacking.

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By John on 02-17-17

Brilliant

Another great story in the odd Thomas collection. can't wait for the next few stories.

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By Paulie on 02-12-14

WARNING will make you walk around with an ODD GRIN

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes and any Dean Koontz fans, people who like fast paced paranormal thrillers and fans of Odd. Dean can write such a roller coaster of emotions into his characters who themselves are already unknowingly on a fast paced ride themselves. He just skips from having you laughing to being extremely creeped out within seconds, with a few good tension breakers thrown in for good measure. If you're after an adventure involving god knows what pick up an Odd book. Go for a ride.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Odd, he's just so bizarre and quirky and even though I've now seen Anton Yelchin take on his persona, which he did brilliantly. Odd's just a hilarious, outrageous and loveable character, who's been dealt a rough hand but always manages to keep on living life. Old Blue Eye's was pretty funny too as was his boss, what was the deal with that guy, too funny.

What does David Aaron Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I thought he did a great job, can't fault him.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Another good job seeks out need of some Odd

Any additional comments?

Everyone has to read at least one Odd book

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