The Servants of Twilight

  • by Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by Angela Dawe
  • 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An ordinary parking lot in southern California. Christine Scavello and her six-year-old son are accosted by a strange old woman. "I know who you are," the woman snaps at the boy. "I know what you are." A scream, a threat - and then a grotesque act of violence. Suddenly Christine's pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They've branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere.


What the Critics Say

"A great storyteller." (New York Daily News)
"A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting." (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
"Koontz is brilliant." (Chicago Sun-Times)


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Customer Reviews

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A Good Listen!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I wanted to. It hardly seemed like 15 hours. The suspense kept me engaged. I read this many years ago when first published and I've seen the movie but the audiobook still had me glued to the earphones. If you are a Dean Koontz fan it's a must listen. The narrator's voice seemed a bit shrill at first but I soon forgot all about it. Overall a very good experience.

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- Kim Venatries "There are few things better than a good story well told!"

Different spin

Would you listen to The Servants of Twilight again? Why?

I love Dean Koontz and will probably always give his books a chance but this one was a bit slow in some spots. I would not listen to this book (or read) it again. At times it just seemed to drag on and on...the endless descriptions of every little detail just sort of turned in to bla...bla...bla after a while. The narrator was a bit grating at first, then, kind of fell in to the flow of things in the second part. Don't think I could listen to this again but it was enjoyable enough for a one time listen.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were diverse and for the most part unpredictable which I think added to the appeal of the story. Things picked up in the second half and made the book a worthwhile listen.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was not exactly bad, but, at first, she just didn't seem to be a good fit for this novel. Towards the second part of the book, her performance either got better or I got used to her style.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, not one way or the other but the overall story was pretty interesting.

Any additional comments?

A young mother and son are threatened by a cult convinced that the son is the anti-christ...they are joined by a private eye and are on the run. It was handy for them that money was not an issue, when they needed cars, guns, hideouts...they all fell in to place. One of the sad parts for me was the pain the child had to end. The story and narrator both picked up towards the end of the book. Of course, there is the ending...

I find long and drawn out reviews tiring and for the most part very unhelpful so I try to keep my reviews short and if I've left out some information that some might find helpful in deciding whether or not to purchase this book please forgive me. In the end we all have to make our own decisions and as I've discovered in the past you can't always depend on just a few reviews. Some of the shortest reviews have been most helpful to me and some, no matter how long or rambling or descriptive have not been.

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- Marg224 "keep on keepin on"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio