The Taking by Dean Koontz Paperback Book

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Author: Dean Koontz

Narrator: Ari Meyers

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Random House

Published: May 2004

Genre: Fiction - Suspense

Retail Price: $44.95

Discs: 8

Synopsis

Bestselling horror and suspense novelist Dean R. Koontz pens a tale of alien invasion, told mainly from the perspective of couple Molly and Neil. A glowing silver rain, arriving at night, heralds bizarre and sinister changes for their California community: The aliens are coming. All communication is gradually cut off, and the town is pervaded by fog. What will happen will the aliens finally arrive? And, more important, can the humans fight back?

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Reviews

BookLender review by Dutch on 2008-04-15 14:51:56

I don't know why I gave this two stars instead of one - probably because Koontz is still articulate, even when producing this kind of dreck. The reader, Ari Meyers, would be better suited to recording Hallmark cards than reading this relentlessly grim story. Although grim, the story is oddly unmoving - you don't care about the central characters at all, unless knowing that one of them loves T.S. Eliot and the other is a carpenter is enough to make you care about them. From a man who can write the wonderful Odd Thomas stories, The Taking is a great disappointment.

BookLender review by Jennifer on 2007-05-10 19:37:09

I truly disliked this book, and can't seem to shake the disturbing, 'ick-y' (for lack of a better word)feeling it left me with. I'm a Koontz fan, but this one really was hard for me to get through. It was as if the author tried to think of the most gruesome, disgusting images he could imagine, and then crammed them into this book without any real developed plot or likable characters. It just seemed to be a way to showcase his ability to gross us out. The end was too abrupt and convenient--no real explanation and so many unanswered questions. I like the horror genre, but this was pointless.

BookLender review by Stefani on 2009-02-22 18:17:24

This book was scary. A real page turner. Different from what I am used to reading by Koontz.

BookLender review by Teresa on 2011-01-05 03:41:48

Warning: SPOILERS FOLLOW! It should not matter anyway, because you should not read this book. I've never been so utterly disgusted in my life. I listened to this whole book, whose characters were never developed in the least, only to find in the end that the antagonist was none other than: Satan. That's right, the Satan of the Bible. Are you kidding me? If I hadn't had to send this awful **** back to Booksfree, I would have set it on fire. Was this written to appeal to the Tea Party people? What is going on?