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Here Koontz blends his new hot dark female avenger protagonist with classic Koontz writing as he works hard to tone down the protagonist. In the first book Jane Hawk would kill somewhat minor bad guys with little compunction and the paranoia ran very deep (which I found off putting), now she has a conscience, questions the raw paranoia and the story blooms in classic Koontz style. This was not the very best of Koontz but I enjoyed the listen and finished it quickly. There were lots of great characters (much more than Silent Corner) and plenty of twists and turns.
The narration was very good with very nice characterization and subtle expressions of emotion that enhances the listen.
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I really did have things I needed to do. My lawn is filled with leaves. I have plants that are still outside and need to be brought into the greenhouse before it freezes. Those same plants need some attention before I move them; re-potting, trimming, etc.. I need to get Christmas cards out, do shopping, and oh, just a host of other things, but for more than 14 hours of awake time, I listened to Jane Hawk as she struggled to get through one day after another in a world gone absolutely loony-toons with these guys who want to rule the world.
This time (SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT You have been warned!!! SPOILER ALERT) This tine the evil guys are these "intellectuals who have invented a nannite that forms a controlling network in a victim's brain and that person becomes like a slave, willing to do just about anything up to and including killing themselves.
Jane decides to take out the highly connected and very rich leaders of this cabal and goes hunting. Along the way she meets characters that are memorable as only Dean Koontz can make characters. Elizabeth Rodgers brought each of them to life with her wonderful narration of this book. Her rendition of "Grandpa Bernie" is both touching and hilarious, for example.
This is another Dean Koontz masterpiece. He just gets better and better, Get this book. If you like out-there science and action packed stories that are tightly plotted and well narrated then you WILL like this book;. I loved it.
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