Thursday, January 16, 2014

DEEPLY ODD

Author:  Dean Koontz
Genre:  Sci-Fi Thriller, Odd Thomas Series #6
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  3.25/5 (just okay +)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/
David Aaron Baker
Yearly Count:  5


Odd returns to save the children he sees in a vision.

This is another one of those audioreads when the narrator IS the character, and boy did I love visiting with him (Odd) again.  As usual, the wit made me smirk and the character he chums up with was great, but the storyline wasn't all that interesting to me.  The two of them could have had a conversation at a kitchen table with a cup of coffee, and I would have been very happy.  I'll still continue on with Odd's callings, but I'm hoping for more intriguing storylines.

Thoughts of Joy

12 comments:

  1. I don't know if I've ever read an "Odd" book but he sounds like a character I need to meet.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ You should definitely pick up the first in this series (Odd Thomas). Odd is an awesome character!

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  2. I searched my blog archives and I don't believe I've read this one. I quit after 125 pages when I read Odd Hours, gave his other sequels less than stellar ratings, in spite of my absolute love for Odd Thomas (the book and the young man). I read Odd Thomas twice and loved it just as much the second time around as the first. Oh, well. I'm glad you're enjoying the series. :)

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    1. Les ~ I totally understand and agree that the stories are not stellar; however, I really love Odd. :) I'm only enjoying him. HA!

      Have you read any of the Department Q Series (Adler-Olsen)? I just finished the latest (4th) and highly recommend the series to you. Start at the beginning though!

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    2. No, I haven't read any of that series, but I remember you recommending them in the past, so I'll get on it! Do you prefer them in print or on audio?

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    3. Oh goodness! YES! Get on it, Girl!!! :)

      I listened to two and read two. All received a 4.25/5 rating! Mr. Joy is listening to the first one now, and reminded me that the narrator has an accent. He wasn't sure of one of the character's names, but other than that the accent isn't a problem. The audio may give you a better understanding of names (people, streets, cities) than reading the goofy letters put together. However, I think I would recommend that you choose whichever one (book, eBook or audio) you can get your hands on the quickest. :) :) :)

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    4. Just requested The Keeper of Lost Causes (on audio) from my library. I'm #2 of 2. Looking forward to it! Thanks, Joy!

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    5. HOORAY! Keep me posted on your progress. I can't wait to hear (read) what you think! :) ENJOY!

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  3. I haven't read any of the Odd Thomas books, but I've always wanted to. I think I may have the first book in print, but maybe I'll use an audible credit to get the audio version . . .

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    1. Literary Feline ~ The first book is excellent. It's difficult to not want more afterwards. And the audio is perfect. :)

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  4. I read the first and liked Odd, but it's been a while. I should pick up the series again.

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ The storylines aren't necessarily my thing, but I'll still keep on with Odd.

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