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The Moonlit Mind: A Tale of Suspense

The Moonlit Mind: A Tale of Suspense

Written by Dean Koontz

Narrated by Peter Berkrot


The Moonlit Mind: A Tale of Suspense

Written by Dean Koontz

Narrated by Peter Berkrot

ratings:
4/5 (103 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Oct 2, 2012
ISBN:
9781469248578
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine - with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. He is always on the move, never lingering in any one place long enough to risk being discovered. Still, there are certain places he returns to. In the midst of the tumultuous city, they are havens of solitude: like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a place where Crispin can feel at peace - safe, at least for a while, from the fearsome memories that plague him . . . and seep into his darkest nightmares. But not only his dreams are haunted. The city he roams with Harley has secrets and mysteries, things unexplainable and maybe unimaginable. Crispin has seen ghosts in the dead of night, and sensed dimensions beyond reason in broad daylight. Hints of things disturbing and strange nibble at the edges of his existence, even as dangers wholly natural and earthbound cast their shadows across his path. Alone, drifting, and scavenging to survive is no life for a boy. But the life Crispin has left behind, and is still running scared from, is an unspeakable alternative . . . that may yet catch up with him.
Released:
Oct 2, 2012
ISBN:
9781469248578
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Dean Koontz is the author of more than a dozen New York Times No. 1 bestsellers. His books have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, and his work is published in 38 languages. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and lives with his wife Gerda and their dog Anna in southern California.


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  • (5/5)
    I just love DeanKoontz. One of my favorite next to Stephen King.
  • (1/5)
    This is just too confusing and weird. It's written and narrates like it's set in the 1800s but talks about Jennifer Anniston and watching television. It was so all over the place and drug on to the point I couldn't even finish it
  • (3/5)
    Great characters and suspense started this off strongly, but the revelations and eventually ending didn't even feel like the same story.
  • (5/5)
    A neat story with a lot of questions to keep you guessing
  • (4/5)
    I used to love short ghost stories and have many Dutch books filled with short stories by famous authors somwehere lying covered with years of dust. While reading this novella I was reminded why I used to like them. It was short, scary and sweet and I wanted more but even that wish is fulfilled because at the end there were the first 3 chapters of his new book which seems to be entwined with this little book. Can't wait!
  • (2/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    It was an okay book. It had some interesting ideas. I thought it was very strange that Koontz decided to take an occult direction with this because most of the evil in his novels is man-made, rather than supernatural. Okay, Odd Thomas seeing ghosts is supernatural, but, overall Koontz uses the plot device of scientists acting like God, and their discovery/work being evil for the world. I don't know. It was a bit simplistic in both the moral and plot sense although I did like the cats and the department store bit.

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  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I downloaded this novella from the library on a whim to test my upgraded Sony PC Reader software's interface with our library download system. It turned out to be a pretty good, if bizarre, thriller -- and, in the end, somewhat appropriate to my theme of the month. It is a story with strong supernatural themes, as is often the case with Koontz. The story appears to be somewhat related to Koontz's latest novel 77 Shadow Street, an excerpt of which is included following the novella. Crispin is a boy who is alone in the city, having run away from . . . what? The "what" is gradually revealed, as the story alternates between present and past -- and the resolution is surprising.The novella is written in rather simple, straightforward prose -- I especially noted the contrast with the writing style of the novel excerpt which follows it. I think that reflects the fact that it is told from the POV of a child -- even though it is a child wise beyond his own years, and is written in third person.I can detect a number of theological themes in this study of a decent boy struggling against a terrible, murderous, even blasphemous evil. But -- for those not theologically inclined -- it's also just a fearsomely good, bizarre, horror story.The excerpt from the new book is tantalizing, too.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (3/5)
    Fast moving gripping terrifying.