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Frankenstein: Lost Souls

Frankenstein: Lost Souls

Written by Dean Koontz

Narrated by Christopher Lane


Frankenstein: Lost Souls

Written by Dean Koontz

Narrated by Christopher Lane

ratings:
4.5/5 (49 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Jun 15, 2010
ISBN:
9781441818331
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In Frankenstein: Lost Souls, Dean Koontz puts a singular twist on this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong, to forge a new legend uniquely suited to our times. It is a story of revenge, redemption, and the thin line that separates human from inhuman.

The work of creation has begun again. Victor Leben, once Frankenstein, has seen the future - and he's ready to populate it. Using stem cells, "organic" silicon circuitry, and nanotechnology, he will engender a race of superhumans-the perfect melding of flesh and machine. With a powerful, enigmatic backer and a secret location where the enemies of progress can't find him, Victor is certain that this time nothing can stop him.

It is up to five people to prove him wrong.

In their hands rests nothing less than the survival of humanity itself. They are drawn together in different ways, by omens sinister and wondrous, to the same shattering conclusion: Two years after they saw him die, the man they knew as Victor Helios lives on. As they gather at a small Montana town, old alliances will be renewed and tested, from within and without, for the dangers they face will eclipse any they have yet encountered. Yet in the midst of their peril, love will blossom, and joy, and they will discover sources of strength and perseverance they have not imagined.

They will need them, for a monumental battle is about to commence that will require all their ingenuity and courage, as it defines what we are to be…and if we are to be at all.

Released:
Jun 15, 2010
ISBN:
9781441818331
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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  • (5/5)
    Always a great author! A favorite from my past! Man do I HATE cliffhanger endings though!!!
  • (4/5)
    I am so glad book 3 ended up not being the last in this series cause i was so disappointed after reading Dead and Alive. In Lost Souls you will be reacquainted with some of the characters of the other books. I love Jocko! and Dean Koontz manages to make me laugh something I do not like when reading a thriller or a horror book normally but did not mind this time. I am enjoying the story. Maybe only negative thing is that there are to too many brave people in this book who instead of trying to flee, fight but it makes for a more interesting read I guess. Well now that I've wrote about book 4 guess what I am going to do? Go to bed with book 5! The Dead Town.
  • (4/5)
    I'm not sure what to write on this review. I like the premise of the story and it hasn't completely lost me yet but the story is kind of losing it's punch. This book seems to be directly leading into the final battle that will presumably take place in the fifth and last book. I really hope it is worth the wait.
  • (4/5)
    Interesting followup to the first books. Nice start to another series, but the ending seemed a little rushed.
  • (3/5)
    Lost Souls was not the utter disappointment that I was dreading after the total and absolute let down of Dead and Alive. But it was not the engrossing, can't-put-it-down, what's-going-to-happen-next success of Prodigal Son and City of Night, either. When Koontz decided not to collaborate, the series lost something essential for me. I did a lot of fast forwarding on the Playaway. Some of the humor was just dumb. I wish he'd get a partner again and go back to the style of the first two novels. :(
  • (3/5)
    I like the Brother Odd books better. Would have been great to know it was a triology before I got to the end. May have just missed that!!
  • (4/5)
    You may remember that Viktor Frankenstein created a mechanical monster in which he inserted the spark of life, and that this monster frightened an entire generation of Transylvanians, and that the myth has lived on. Except it is no myth. In fact, Frankenstein created a second monster only a few years ago in New Orleans. Carson and Michael, two members of NOPD, put an end to Viktor then, and saw him meet his death in a New Orleans landfill. But now, rumor has it that Frankenstein is alive again, and plans to take over the world by replicating each person with one of his engineered robo-beings.This is a delightful read. Well, maybe not that--parts certainly are yucky if not horrific. It's filled with intriguing characters, starting with Carson and Michael, now married, who fear that the birth of their baby daughter may have taken the edge off their work. And then there's Erika Five, the fifth wife that Frankenstein built. And her friend / sidekick / child Jocko, who was a tumor that developed a life of his own. In these characters we often find humor, in spite of the dire straits in which they find themselves.Never a dull moment It's a fast read, and teens are going to love it. However--although one needn't have read the previous titles to enjoy this one--oh, no!--it's acliffhanger! To be continued in The Dead Town, coming in Spring 2011. Although this ending is not quite as sudden as some, still the reader really wants to know what's going to happen next. Lost Souls stands as a highly entertaining reading experience--we just haven't heard the end of the story yet.
  • (3/5)
    This was my least favorite of the Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series. I loved the other 3 books that came before this one, but this particular one was much less interesting. I also did not like the way I was left hanging at the end with no closure at all. It's obvious there will be at least a 5th book to close out the series, if not more. There should have been some type of closure to this book, though. It seemed to me like it just ended with nothing being resolved. I am not sure if I will read any others in this series after the disappointment left by this book.
  • (4/5)
    I went into this book with relatively low expectations. I had expected an extended epilogue to the Frankenstein trilogy and some of the reviews had not been kind. I was pleasantly surprised to find the start of a new series with the villians more refined and an interesting new setting. Victor Frankenstein is back as his clone but nastier than the original. The cliffhanger of a book left me wanting the next installment and wondering how many more novels Koontz is planning for this series. Another trilogy?All in all, a terrific read.
  • (5/5)
    At the end of the last Frankenstein book the trilogy wrapped up with the end of the despicable and dastardly Victor Frankstein. There was one outstanding thread which lingered and now that is exploited to offer a new angle. The central characters return and new ones emerge as the first of this series launches a fresh attack on humanity. The supreme OCD of the replicants provides plenty of entertainment as they wage a quiet war upon the unsuspecting town of Rainbow Falls. If you enjoyed the previous entries then Lost Souls recreates the same energy and vibe, whilst slowing building a tangled web of characters which must confront evil in its various guises. The only missed opportunity is from its marketing, which never states that it is a part of an ongoing series and as a result the mind keeps projecting potential finales, when there is not one to be read (yet). This is somewhat distracting. Overall though - another recommended read from Koontz.
  • (5/5)
    Book #4 in the Koontz Frankenstein series and the best one yet. This one is the first to come out in hardcover and it ended way too soon and with nothing resolved. Leading me to look up the date of the next one! This is a fantastic re-imagining of the classic story which starts out for our police officer partners in modern day New Orleans. The first 3 books culminated in what appeared to be the end of the series. But no -- it continues and has been improved upon. The trademark Koontz mixture of humor with the other worldly lends itself to this story in a way no one else can.I'm breathlessly awaiting the next installment!
  • (5/5)
    I can't believe I'm the first one to post a review for this. OK, here goes. Reading this was like getting to hang out with your really good frieds who you haven't seen in a while. If you liked the characters from the first few books you will love this one: they're all there again plus some really funny new ones. I have been disappointed with alot of the recent Koontz books because I feel like he's been half assing it and writing just to get a check. Koontz is a great descriptive writer with a wonderful vocabulary and great characterization. But when you compare recent books like The Husband to great Koontz works like The Face you might get the impression that he runs hot or cold. I started reading him and got hooked on those thick, small typed paperbacks. The Husband felt like some hack wrote it on a cocktail napkin and Koontz signed his name to it. But enough kvetching, this review is about Lost Souls. It's probably a good idea to have read the previous books in the series to get the most out of this one. Victor is alive! Well sort of. Like the other books this one made me LOL. I love Jocko. And there is a funny new character named Nummy. It's well written but not as descriptive as some of his best stuff. The writing style is much more like vol.3 than vols. 1 and 2.Spoiler Alert:The book, like vol. 1 ends at the halfway point. You get the buildup, but no resolution. It's short too, and I kind of felt cheated hence the lest than 5 star rating. Oh well, I'll just have to wait til Spring like everyone else.