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A spine-tingling nightmare reawakened with a new recording & new narrator.

Joanna Rand left the U.S. ten years ago to sing in a Japanese nightclub. Ever since, she’s been haunted by the same horrifying nightmare. Each time she awakens, she feels violated, used, and scared. The only man who can help her is Alex Hunter. Ten years ago, he saw her picture in the papers as a senator’s daughter who’d disappeared. Now he has to bring her memories back to her - memories of a past more terrifying than they dreamed possible...

©1979, 1995 Nkui, Inc. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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DK's first book (originally published in 1979)

The first commercial success for Dean Koontz. This is NOT new material (quite the opposite). Originally published via pseudonym, so publication might precede 1979. Still an interesting listen. Definitely a Mystery. Nothing remotely supernatural here.. It's worth the Kindle price. Don't expect the quality or vibe of "Strangers", "Intensity" or any other of his best early novels. The Kyoto setting is enjoyable, different. It's *only* worth a credit if you're the most hardcore fan. 5 stars for Caitlin Kelly's narration!

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Used to love Koontz

The last 2 books have saddened me with the direction of his writing. He was always quirky scary fun. Not it feels like forced gruesomeness and leaning on forced vulgarity. This isn’t the Koontz I used to love and gobble up.

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So terrible….. who really wrote this?

Wow…. I’ve could only last 1.5 hrs and I usually find Koontz books at least ok and at best really engaging. This is the worst…. So stereotypic…. Handsome rich white man must save beautiful blonde. She gazed into his eyes… doesn’t know why she felels this way…. All the cliches are painfully there. Maybe it gets better but I doubt it. I hope I can exchange this.

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Interesting twist in this Dean Koontz novel.

The story is good Dean Koontz. It is a little slow in getting too much of the action that we enjoy, but the surprising twists are enjoyable.
We both thought it was a little mushy at times. But overall deserving of a 4 1/2 star rating.

We still miss the odd Thomas series.

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weak performance

The story was fair but the narration had nothing. It was read flat with nothing.

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Not a new Koontz novel

was old and tired..subpar writing,was so excited to read a new koontz book,they really should let you know it was written under a pen name quite a while ago…The story was annoying,,characters lacked depth…I pushed through and finished, but was definitely a waste of time and a credit..which is sad , as I’m a big koontz fan..and I’ve read older books and loved them..Have read The Watcher over and over… this did not happen with this one

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a true enjoyment

as always Dean Koontz takes you to another world. even if it is our own.

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NOT HIS BEST!

This book from the start was so predictable I could not wait to get it over with!
Very SLOW in spots and you honestly could guess everything that was going on.
DONT BOTHER with this one!

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Just Not that great

I'm a huge Dean Koontz fan, but this book just doesn't have it. I wouldn't waste a credit. Instead read his Odd Thomas books. Those are great

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Absolutely awful

This is the first book by Koontz I have ever not been able to finish. I honestly can’t even believe he wrote It. The story is so bad and so dumb. And some of it I found disgusting. I don’t recommend this book to Koontz fans

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  • 12-19-21

Excellent narration!

I absolutely loved the narration. Her pronunciation of words in other languages is amazing.
I liked the characters, but I found the storyline predictable and a bit dull.