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Frankenstein: The Dead Town

Frankenstein: The Dead Town

Written by Dean Koontz

Narrated by Christopher Lane


Frankenstein: The Dead Town

Written by Dean Koontz

Narrated by Christopher Lane

ratings:
4.5/5 (53 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Released:
May 24, 2011
ISBN:
9781441818454
Format:
Audiobook

Description

The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors band together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein's nihilistic plan to remake the future-and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters.

Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

"Koontz is a master of the edge-of-your-seat, paranoid thriller and perhaps the leading American practitioner of the form."-The Star-Ledger

"Koontz writes first-rate suspense, scary and stylish."-Los Angeles Times

"A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself. He writes of hope and love in the midst of evil in profoundly inspiring and moving ways."-Chicago Sun-Times

Released:
May 24, 2011
ISBN:
9781441818454
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 500 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 Elsa, in southern California. Dean Koontz is the author of more than a dozen New York Times No. 1 bestsellers. His books have sold over 500 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 Elsa, in southern California.


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  • (1/5)
    Now I am a massive Dean Koontz have been for many years. I have purchased and read all his books several times over. So you can imagine how hard it is for me to say that this book is a pile of rubbish.

    The book follows his Frankenstein theme through to its conclusion. Firstly thank god this is the end of this series and Koontz has flogged it to death. Like the Odd Thomas books which have also been used repeatedly this series is two books too many.

    I ask myself has my favourite author run out of characters or is he just taking the make a quick buck route. Whichever it is this is not good. I am left hoping that the next offer from this author is a return to form.
  • (5/5)
    This was an interesting twist to the series and had such a quick yet intense ending. I almost felt like maybe Koontz wasn't done with this series as I drew closer to the end. It seemed like there was so much going on and not enough pages to finish this series up. Even though this series did finish up, I could definitely see future stories with Carson & Michael with hints of Deucalion within. The only thing I would like to add that I feel is my only advise to Koontz is within his books I can usually tell who will live and who won't make it. The survival of characters is becoming too predictable. I understand his love for his creations within but he needs to shake things up and hit his readers emotionally at times by killing off certain strong characters. There were quite a few of them in this Frankenstein series that if killed would definitely effect a reader's thoughts.
  • (4/5)
    An all-around great conclusion to the series, but I suggest reading this one very quickly after Lost Souls because it's a direct sequel and you are presumed to know exactly what's going on and who the characters are. In reality I think it would have worked better with 4 and 5 being one book. My only other quibble is similarities to Midnight make the last 2 books less original than the first trilogy. But otherwise I would say it's Koontz's best work in years. For everyone who has complained about lack of depth or memorable characters in some of his recent work, this is proof that he's still "got it." The you blink-you-miss-it twist towards the end of the book is as disturbing as it is surprising, but the rest of the book is typical Koontz in many ways.
  • (3/5)
    This book was far more entertaining and action-packed than book four. As before, we had all the familiar characters from previous books and some interesting new ones too.


    ADDED FIVE MINUTES LATER: Okay, I'm tired and I got caught writing the review before the very end of the story. I felt compelled to add this so it is understood that I did NOT like the ending. I am tempted to remove a star from my original review (there... it's been done). I have another Koontz book to read but not until after something else as a buffer.
  • (3/5)
    Unfortunately, both Lost Souls and Dead Town are actually a bit redundant. After the first three excellent books, originally intended to be a trilogy, Koontz decided to write a second trilogy to continue the adventures of Deucalion and his battle against Victor Frankenstein.

    Koontz never made it that far. Both the fourth and fifth book aren't bad. Actually, they are still enjoyable but the story has lost it's pacing and thrill. A new threat is introduced with the clone of Victor, who continued his plan to wipe out humanity with some minor variations, only to be stopped (again) by Deucalion and the two (now former) homicide detectives Carson and Michael.

    Even Koontz himself must've realised that he was copying a great story but that it was the same story he'd already written. The planned sixth book never got written and the series wraps up with Dead Town.

    Like i said, it's not that it's a bad story. There's still enough to enjoy but it's not enough to recommend both this book and it's predecessor. Read the first three books and then stop. There are lot of better books out there. A lot of those are even written by Koontz, it's just that Lost Souls and Dead Town aren't among those.
  • (5/5)
    EXCELENT! Excellent! Excellent! I will reread this series many more times
  • (5/5)
    Great characters throughout the series, ending was a little abrupt.
  • (5/5)
    I truly enjoyed this series and hate that I’m finished! I loved the characters, the story, and the narrator, who really brought all those characters to life for me. Well done to all!!!
  • (3/5)
    I liked this book better than book 3. It kept my interest although it wasn't as good as book 1 and 2.Dean Koontz is very good in describing characters and making them realistic for you even when they are tumours. lol! I also loved Mister Lyss. The way Dean Koontz describes the relationship between Mr Lyss and Nummy is really fantastic. It seems to me he is getting better and maybe he should try and write a non horror/thriller kind of book. Anyway it was a decent end to the series. 3.5
  • (3/5)
    I read this before finding the first four so a review will be coloured by that. Not as funny as Odd Thomas but involving and very visual. I'll try to start from the beginning. I still like Koontz's writing but, like King, need other books in between.
  • (3/5)
    This book had so much potential. Very innovative monsters were created. However the final battle between Deucalion and Frankenstein was very lame to say the least. Really an anti-climax.
  • (5/5)
    The Dead Town was masterful! The Frankenstein series were my first Dean Koontz reads, and I have to say, IKoontz rocketed to the top of my favorite author list to keep company with James Rollins, Michael Crichton and Dan Brown. His unique writing style is refreshing and captivating.The story concept is highly creative, with an "on the edge of your seat" suspenseful plot combined with wonderfully entertaining characters. I believe Dean Koontz is the only author who can make me laugh out loud right in the middle of scaring the heck out of me! I highly recommend the five book series.
  • (4/5)
    The final part of Koontz's Frankenstein saga is a chaotic and horrific soap opera. The plethora of character arcs cross over, bleed in to one another, some finding conclusions where others simply fizzle out. In fact, new characters emerge at the eleventh hour, presenting options for closure the existing cast could not. These factors suggest Koontz was probably just making this up as he went along, which is why it has that enigmatic, yet addictive, Twin Peaks feel to it. The series has been a rollercoaster and the final instalment feels disjointed for a while, although pulls together in the final third. There's too many cliffhangers where they are not needed and the huge swathe of characters means a fair amount of reiteration to keep readers up to speed. In lesser hands this would have been a mess, however there's a sparkle in this whole series and it's an enjoyable read as Koontz adds closure to a series which could have spiralled on indefinitely.
  • (3/5)
    Finally, the last chapter in a story that began so well, yet the last 3 books I felt were mediocre at best. The series was enjoyable but I felt that it just lost some of the energy as it went on. Still an average Koontz book is still better than most.
  • (4/5)
    Its becoming a tired cliche the phrase "Could not put it down".But Dean Koonts Dead Town lives up to the cliche. I literaly could not put it down! For those of us who have followed the series from book one(The Prodigal Son)Its been a Awesome ride to this point and the Author does not disapoint. It flows as smooth as silk from the gut wrenching begining to the nail biting climatic end.Now the Down side however is just how far out in left field the story is, I know the whole point in reading his storys is to travel down that road but some times its just a bit much. It doesnt happen often but there are times when you shake your head giggling a little at the absurity of it all.But the author has kept to true to his incredble revision to this classic story. Two reatached thumbs up!