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Publisher's Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz takes a surprising and exhilarating road trip with a man in pursuit of his strange past - mile by frightening mile.

Quinn Quicksilver was born a mystery - abandoned at three days old on a desert highway in Arizona. Raised in an orphanage, never knowing his parents, Quinn had a happy if unexceptional life. Until the day of “strange magnetism.” It compelled him to drive out to the middle of nowhere. It helped him find a coin worth a lot of money. And it practically saved his life when two government agents showed up in the diner in pursuit of him. Now Quinn is on the run from those agents and who knows what else, fleeing for his life.

During a shoot-out at a forlorn dude ranch, he finally meets his destined companions: Bridget Rainking, a beauty as gifted in foresight as she is with firearms, and her grandpa Sparky, a romance novelist with an unusual past. Bridget knows what it’s like to be Quinn. She’s hunted, too. The only way to stay alive is to keep moving.

Barreling through the Sonoran Desert, the formidable trio is impelled by that same inexplicable magnetism toward the inevitable. With every deeply disturbing mile, something sinister is in the rearview - an enemy that is more than a match for Quinn. Even as he discovers within himself resources that are every bit as scary.

©2022 The Koontz Living Trust (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Todd Haberkorn, who narrates and performs the novel, does a fine job of adjusting his voice as Quinn ages. A child's simple gratitude, a young man's wanderlust, a woman's heartache, and an old man's experience all give listeners a clear aural sense of which character is speaking. Koontz's fans will enjoy the familiarity of the novel, while new listeners will enjoy the plot.”—Library Journal

“Sit back and enjoy what turns out to be quite a ride.”Kirkus Reviews 

“Positively twitching with suspense. Another sure-fire hit from a thriller master.”Booklist (starred review) 

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This is hard to listen to.

This is hard to listen to. The narration is grating. I can't finish it.

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Odd Thomas meets Jane Hawk.

If Odd Thomas had a baby with Jane Hawk, Quinn Quicksilver is that baby.
Quinn is very Odd like in his innocence, his gifts, his growth from regular guy to ruthless killer. He is very Jane like in his mission to destroy the power crazed evil overloads.


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The themes in the book are ones that are visited in both series. Psychic Magnetism was coined by Odd and comes directly from that series. Then you have the theme of secret and covert government agencies that comes directly from Jane Hawk. Many other Jane themes shine through here as well, particularly the Cult using mind control to create mindless victims used by men- looking at you Aspasia.
The alien themes are straight from other Koontz books too. One Door Away from Heaven particularly.
Anyone who is saying this isn't very Koontz or that his novels have changed, isn't an avid reader and doesn't "get" him, because this book is Dean Koontz from cover to cover. It's absolutely everything he is and has written about from the very beginning. He hasn't changed, except with the times and the technology evolving with his characters.
The narrator is a bit grating at the beginning, but finds his pace and style after awhile.
All in all it's a good book and if you are a DK fan you will enjoy it. Well worth the time and the listen.

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Don't listen to others

I'm glad I didn't listen to others reviews this was an awesome listen his voice changes were great especially the one that reminded me of a Robin Williams character

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Spoiler: there is a dog

Written with Dean Koontz’s supernatural flare…where did this guy grow up??? Quint Quicksilver takes you and friends on a tremendous quest into forbidden territories. And like most of his best books, there is a doggo and magic involved!

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  • 01-27-22

Koontz formula

Dean Koontz used to be my favorite author hands down, but his recent books have become formulaic, revolving around the same theme, involving the same horrific acts, and deploying characters who all sound the same. I had thought/hoped this book would be different based on the description. I was wrong. I used to plow through Koontz books -- couldn't put them down! Now I'm just bored.

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Meh….

I don’t think this was meant as a YA selection, but maybe it was. The narration made the main character sound quite young.
The story was pretty intriguing for just over half of the book. Then it either got boring, or went in a weird direction. I just lost interest in the characters.

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Wonderful Read

I loved Quicksilver much more than I thought I would. The main character is very much like Odd Toed Thomas, kind and innocent yet maturing into a talented killer, maintaining his kind heartedness but bringing out his ruthlessness when needed. The story has tons of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. My one complaint is that 2 cities were mispronounced. Not a big deal, just a big pet peeves of mine. He even went so far as to explain how to mispronounce one name. I used to live near both of the towns so they know how the residents pronounce their towns. Probably not important to anyone but me. Definitely worth the credit!

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The new Odd Thomas

For any fan of the Odd Thomas series, this will be a great listen. I love Koontz’ writing, but there is something distinct about both the Odd Thomas series - and now Quicksilver - that is even more endearing than his other books.

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Quick read, very enjoyable

I love how all the characters come together in the end, it brings me joy.

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  • 01-28-22

Unbearable narration

Couldn't get through more than an hour or two. Maybe I'll buy the book instead

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-22

Disappointing regurgitated tosh!

Try earlier titles.This effort was asking far too much from a suspension of disbelief.Incredulous,even for the talented Mr Koontz.

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  • Nick Gilligan
  • 02-02-22

Just more rubbish

Not going into what’s wrong with this book. Too much to say. What I will say is that both Dean Koontz and Stephen King should STOP WRITING DRIVEL and retire. Their brains are tired and nothing fresh is coming from their imagination. It’s tired. Don’t waste your money on this when there is so much young fresh talent out there. This is just money for nothing. Robbery in fact. I gave the reader 3 stars what could he have done with this? Bravo for trying

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  • Anne Anela
  • 02-02-22

Too Preachy

Oh dear. This started out well, but it became so weird. Just a lot of horrific actions by baddies, then explaining why killing them was good and righteous. An overly religious story. Kind of all over the place too. Strange superpowers that don’t make sense and are not believable. Why spend chapter after chapter with an alien conspiracy character if it doesn’t pertain to the plot? Unanswered questions galore in this story. The big mystery of parental DNA goes no where, as though the author couldn’t decide on science or religion for the theme, so just threw in both and everything else preposterous too.

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  • Alison Dixon
  • 04-29-22

A fast paced read

Another great read from Mr Koontz, and really well narrated by Todd Habercorn .the pace of the book never slows,with each character coming to life along the way.

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  • Colin1964
  • 04-09-22

Dean Koontz

Well I have a lot of Deans books in my library but this book is really poor.
I am sorry to leave a review so poor but had to express the disappointment

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  • Jacqueline
  • 03-14-22

Avoid buying!

I'm not sure what age group this is aimed at, but it doesn't matter. This is easily the worst book Dean Koontz has ever written, even the narrator sounds bored! If I could give this minus stars I would. Avoid buying.

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  • Lyndiloo
  • 02-26-22

Excellant

Another gripping Koontz tale with characters you grow to love and miss when it's finisjed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-24-22

great

I really enjoyed this book. very different from my usual books but I loved Quinn's character from the start and he made me laugh. thoroughly recommend.

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  • clairehoughton
  • 02-24-22

quick silver

loved this definitely worth buying just a shame this isn't a series to find out what happened next.

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  • Dean Hughes
  • 02-09-22

A hit of Odd Thomas

A hit of Odd Thomas but I miss Him am looking forward to Quick Silver more of him and seeing where he takes me
Thanks Dean

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  • Loretta.
  • 01-28-22

Quicksilver by Dean koontz

grate book Dean Thank you so very much for writing it .💜Thank you Todd Haberkorn for reading to me much appreciated 💜

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  • karen walton
  • 04-05-22

Quicksilver

Story lacked a little not one of his best and reading done to a reasonable standard but the swaps in gender voiceover lacked depth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-22

great listen

Well worth listening to highly recommended. Perfect narrative and a great story line. Another great book by Dean Koontz.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-22

Misdirection

Dean Koontz you are a visionary!
Brilliantly written & Todd fantasticly brought to life!
This book makes me question our reality?
How much of this can be found in this society we live in today?
Mere fictional musings from a mind open to all possibilities or is there a truth underlining this ?
Either way, excited for the next brilliant mastery of Dean Koontz writings!

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  • Margaret
  • 01-31-22

Disappointing

Seemed like one written in a hurry to pay an unexpected bill. Started good and I was enjoying it but then it felt rushed and unfinished.