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Publisher Comments:

“The dead don't talk. I don't know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd’s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.

A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15.

Today is August 14.

In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares—and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.

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Synopsis:

My name is Odd Thomas. ... I lead an unusual life. So beings the new novel from "the master of psychological drama,"* following his triumphant summer bestseller, The Face. Distilling the art, ingenuity, and acuity of Koontz's most powerful tales into a gripping all-night read, Odd Thomas introduces a charismatic young hero who lives "always between two doors, between a life with the living and a life with the dead, between transcendence and terror." Travel with Odd Thomas through the shifting prisms of his world, through his small desert town as ominous shadows gather and he struggles to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock and Roll. Odd's account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny, converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares--and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.

About the Author

DEAN KOONTZ is the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Gerda, and their dog, Trixie, in southern California.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739301760
performance Read:
Baker, David Aaron
Publisher:
Random House
Read:
Baker, David Aaron
Author:
Koontz, Dean R.
Author:
Dean Koontz
Location:
Prince Frederick, Md.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Cooks
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Deserts
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Mediums
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
Compact disc.
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
December 2003
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Pages:
9 sound discs (10.5 hrs.)
Dimensions:
5.48x5.84x1.36 in. .77 lbs.
Media Run Time:
103000

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Product details 9 sound discs (10.5 hrs.) pages Random House Audio Publishing Group - English 9780739301760 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , My name is Odd Thomas. ... I lead an unusual life. So beings the new novel from "the master of psychological drama,"* following his triumphant summer bestseller, The Face. Distilling the art, ingenuity, and acuity of Koontz's most powerful tales into a gripping all-night read, Odd Thomas introduces a charismatic young hero who lives "always between two doors, between a life with the living and a life with the dead, between transcendence and terror." Travel with Odd Thomas through the shifting prisms of his world, through his small desert town as ominous shadows gather and he struggles to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock and Roll. Odd's account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny, converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares--and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.
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