Saint Odd : Odd Thomas

  • by Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by David Aaron Baker
  • Series: Odd Thomas
  • 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From "one of the master storytellers of this or any age" (The Tampa Tribune) comes the stunning final adventure of "one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction" (The Virginian-Pilot) - as #1 New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz brings the unforgettable odyssey of Odd Thomas to its dazzling conclusion.
Odd Thomas is back where it all started…because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them - as he's borne witness to humanity's greatest good and darkest evil. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do - for better or worse - with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll.
Now, whatever destiny drives him has finally steered his steps home, where those he cares for most surround him, the memory of his tragically lost true love haunts him, and one last challenge - vast and dreadful - awaits him. For Odd Thomas, born to serve a purpose far greater than himself, the wandering is done. Only the reckoning remains.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

the narration was good as always, the story was no

What would have made Saint Odd better?

The story has no meaning, the ending was devoid of depth. To end this series with such little imagination was not a smart choice.
If Dean had written this book 10 years ago I would have been able to stand it.

Has Saint Odd turned you off from other books in this genre?

This book has ensured that as an avid Koontz reader I will not waste my time, nor money on any future writing of his.
He has run out of ideas, and the ability to see them through.
No longer convincing, no longer able to produce a re readable book.
It feels like he is writing bored now. Odd deserved more than this.

Have you listened to any of David Aaron Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator was great, love his voice and pace.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Saint Odd?

The last four chapters. But they would have had to be re written.

Any additional comments?

When you spend two books trying to create an enigma, don't just sweep them away with silly endings, don't leave so many unaddressed story lines.

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- withpatience

The Ends Justifies the Means

We have walked the path with Odd Thomas for quite some time. In the first book in Pico Mundo he loses his Stormy, the love of his life, and we meet Bodocks. Next, evil in an old Hotel then on to defeating a corrupt genius in a monastery. We move to Magic Beach where he meets Ana-Marie an enigma in her own right and a nice addition to the story. On to bring down a house of horrors and everlasting life, on to cults and Edie Fisher (another great character) and finally leading us to his last adventure. Throughout his walk, we have laughed at his wit and turn of phrase, enjoyed his humility and his adventures. Through his friends we can feel for him and through his enemies we admire him. I would like to think that Koontz wanted us to see a little of ourselves in Odd and perhaps for us all to have something to aspire to.

I very much enjoyed the series, if you peel back some of the supernatural facade, Koontz presents us with a cohesive theme and plot line throughout. This is a thoroughly uplifting series about love, humility, respect, determination, and love. I applaud Koontz for bringing the series to closure, so many authors let series linger. During the entire series, Baker has been a great voice of Odd Thomas. The first book was made into a movie and although true to the novel, I like the novel much better.

These books will appeal to everyone of all ages that have a bent for the supernatural. I challenge those who are not so taken with the genre to give the first one a read because the characterization off Odd is so worth the journey. I loved in the last novel all of the loose ends are tied and we understand things. I can't give this series a higher recommendation. Read this series and you might get hooked on other Koontz’s novels. Another one of my favorites is Innocent. Please start with novel one and give them a go.
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- G. House Sr. "I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio