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  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Summary

In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur, and spine-tingling terror descends to this "edge of paradise". Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives.

Tessa Lockland comes to town to probe her sister's seemingly unprompted suicide. Independent and clever, she meets up with Sam Booker, an undercover FBI agent sent to Moonlight Cove to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths.

They meet Harry Talbot, a wheelchair-bound veteran, who has seen things from his window that he was not meant to see. Together they begin to understand the depth of evil in Moonlight Cove. Chrissie Foster, a resourceful 11-year-old, running from parents who have suddenly changed and in whom darkness dwells, joins them. Together they make a stand against darkness and terror.

©2004 Dean Koontz (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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Story was a bit meh

Story was a bit out dated, but it was written in 1988-1989. I read some reviews complaining about this; ie why didn't Sam use a mobile phone etc. If the story had been updated and modernised, then it would have changed the whole story. I think the one thing that ruined this novel was the narrator, J. Charles. He mispronunced so many words that it was a distraction. He has trouble with every word that had "own" in it, by adding an e, making it owen. Example. Shown would be said as showen. I read some other reviews that said they were also annoyed by this. Overall, I love Dean Koontz and his love for dogs. I do wished he had spent a little more time developing Moose, the lab.

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One of my favourite Dean Koontz stories

I really enjoyed listening to this. It kept me engaged and they really should make this into a film.

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Koontz exaggerated slightly.

I think that people are a bit harsh on Mr Charles. I thought that He wasn’t bad at all. Slightly rushing through the book at times but not bad.
(If you want to hear bad reading then listen to Hundred Years of Solitude).
The story started really well and then became too unbelievable to me. He was trying to make it scary but too much.
Still, I love Dean Koontz and I will keep listening his books.

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Only four stars ....

I’ve given this book 4 stars as I feel it seemed a little dated. I kept thinking how much easier their predicament would be with a mobile phone.
However, it was still a good romp in the usual Koontz style.

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Great read

Fantastic story keeps you totally gripped from start to finish. Dean Koontz at his best.

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awesome as always

I love Dean Koonz books, they never fail to deliver. having the audio let's me listen while pottering on

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Difficult to listen to

story was great, always enjoy Koontz style but the narration sounded clipped in places as if AI were involved. This made it difficult to understand and not an enjoyable listen. Such a shame as the voice wasn't too bad sometimes. Ruined the experience for me.

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derivative,

the story features heavily and is rooted in the technology of the late eighties ,in 2020 it feels painfully dated.

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Brilliant

Wonderfully written love Dean Koontz this book is full of suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat, narrator brings book to life with each character and some blood curdling vocal performance well done J. Charles.

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Disappointed

The story didn't really go anywhere and seemed drawn out. Many words were badly mispronounced. A shame because there was foundation and I love Dean Koontz.

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