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The Whispering Room

By: Dean Koontz
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
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Summary

In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide - and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals - Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the people bent on hijacking America's future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to become the nation's most wanted fugitive in order to derail their insidious plans.

©2017 Dean Koontz (P)2017 Recorded Books Inc

Critic reviews

Praise for the author: "Humour, humanity and horror, the classic Koontz concoction." ( The Times)
"A master still at the peak of his powers." (Matt Haig)

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More of the same

More of Jane running around abducting people, being sad and drinking vodka.

Not sure I can be bothered with any more in this series.

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Fantastic

Another brilliant read from Dean Koontz highly recommend, love the character he has brought to life with Jane Hawk

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Excellent

was a bit disappointed with The Silent Corner but the Whispering Room made up for it 10 fold. Edge of the seat stuff, Koontz at his best .

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brilliant story amazing imagination

very clever sequence of stories with deep thoughts of our existence and can't wait for the next in the sequence

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SO MANY LOOSE ENDS

Dean Koontz seems to have forgotten that a story needs a satisfactory rather than a fudged conclusion.

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Good Jane Hawk story

Good story, engaging enough. I really like Elisabeth Rodgers’ narration; a very soothing voice. Second book in the series and interesting enough that I will move on to the third

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It's a shame as I've liked previous books

What a shame. I've enjoyed previous books by this author but, by God, this book is dull. Equally, the narrator is dull. The whole thing is very soporific

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Inconsistent writing and dismissive of mental health issues.

The writing (and editing) is extremely inconsistent, changing between jumpy action scenes, reasonably good dialogues and then scenery descriptions that are trying to be classical literature, missing by several miles.
The author at one point describes depression as a choice that only weak people make, belittling mental health issues.

The ending is like the author got bored with writing and just decided to stop, not closing the story, just finishing the sentence.

The narrator was ok most of the time. It was a bit tricky to follow who said what in the dialogues as many of the voices became too alike.

Would not recommend, it felt like a chore to listen to the end.

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too much repetition of the word 'evidently '

worst Koontz I've read sorry. poor storyline, struggled to finish. too long winded and drawn out

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Loved it !

It’s been a While Since I read a Dean Koontz it was Nice to Have a Strong Female Role. He Slips just enough Sci-fi /Fantasy in its almost Feasible,A great Performance and a great Story such a bizarre ending I wonder if there will be a part Two I want to know whats happening to the with the Tillman’s I Guess they must be playing Manchurian or something and the Kids Too one never really knows why these kids can’t be Assimilated and if it’s just these ones. 18 hrs and one’s still left wanting more but I guess that was the whole point not knowing left to wonder if you have been too. !

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  • 09-10-20

Fantastic

Koontz keeps me enthralled with the story line and his mastery of imagery and language.