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Audiobook Review: Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

on March 22, 2010

When I started this blog last year, I planned to NOT post any reviews on things I did not enjoy. Somehow saying I disliked someone’s work made me feel uncomfortable. This year I decided would be different. If I didn’t like something, I would say it. My opinion was just (and only) that — my opinion.

Well – having just listened to “Odd Hours” by Dean Koontz  (borrowed from the library) I have to say it — I did not like it. I found it hard to follow, too much introspection for a listening CD, humor not my kind of humor, and felt the plot was far-fetched. And my biggest disappointment: I just love reading Dean Koontz! Normally, I love his books – they’re a bit of a guilty pleasure (his “Watchers” with the brilliant dog “Einstein” is my favorite). I can only think that perhaps if I had come in on the Odd Thomas books at Book One – as opposed to this one, Book Four – I would have enjoyed it better.

Anyhow, if you’ve read it, let me know. If you’ve read the other Odd Thomas novels by him — I haven’t – let me know.

Now I’m off to the library!


2 responses to “Audiobook Review: Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

  1. Nicki says:

    Hey!

    I started these with the first book and I LOVED the first one… each after though has sort of fallen short. I think had you read the first, the characters would have grown into who they were by Odd Hours.

    Just throwing my two cents 😀

    • drbethnolan says:

      Hmmm….perhaps I should read the first one then? It would give this series a second chance with me.
      Have you read this one, Nicki? Thanks for your comment!

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