Sole Survivor

  • by Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by David Birney
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash leaves 330 dead, no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of Joe Carpenter, a Los Angeles Post crime reporter. A year after the crash, still gripped by an almost paralyzing grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose, who claims to have survived the crash. She holds out the possibility of a secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. But before he can ask any questions, she slips away.
Driven now by rage (have the authorities withheld information?) and a hope almost as unbearable as his grief (if there is one survivor, are there others?), Joe sets out to find the mysterious woman. His search immediately leads him into the path of a powerful and shadowy organization hell-bent on stopping Rose before she can reveal what she knows about the crash.
Sole Survivor unfolds at a heart-stopping pace, as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to a truth that will force him to reassess everything he thought he knew about life and death, a truth that, given the chance, will rock the world and redefine the destiny of humanity.


What the Critics Say

"Mr. Koontz is a master of his trade....He does know how to tell an exciting story." (The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This ranks up there wit the best of Dean Koontz. Only "Lightning" thrilled me more. The characters are deep and you cannot help but be pulled into their personalities. The pace is non stop and the mystery continues to deepen throughout. This is definitely worth the time.
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- Ewan


This book kept me riveted from start to finish. I could not stop listening and finished it in two days.
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- Rick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-20-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio