• The Servants of Twilight

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (316 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A chilling thriller brought back to life with enhanced audio, featuring new narration by Hillary Huber.

“Koontz is brilliant.” - Chicago Sun-Times

An ordinary parking lot in southern California. Christine Scavello and her six-year-old son are accosted by a strange old woman.

"I know who you are," the woman snaps at the boy. "I know what you are."

A scream, a threat - and then a grotesque act of violence. Suddenly Christine's pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They've branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere...

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narration was awful

The narration sounded computer-generated, which made it hard for me to focus on the story. The ending was ridiculous.

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Rambling

Love koontz but I couldn’t finish this audiobook. To much rambling. Not his usual style.

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Almost impossible to believe Koontz wrote this.

I should start by saying that I've read or listened to just about every novel Dean Koontz has produced. This novel has almost no tell-tale signs he wrote it. The main character drones on and on, worrying about everything that could happen...to an extent it's unrealistic and you just want to yell at her. The narration didn't help much as every word was spoken virtually perfectly spaced with very little faster or slower speech for the varying intense scenes (making them not intense). I plodded through just to get through it, but I've never struggled to get through a Koontz storyline before. I'd bet money someone else wrote this and Koontz put his name to it.

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good but could have been better

I love Dean Koontz this was my 30th or 31st Dean Koontz novel and I loved it I just wanted more definitive answers and action towards the end of the book it's more than obvious the true conclusion but I just wanted more

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Unable to enjoy

The reader sounds like a computer. This book is hard to listen to. I was really looking forward to it.

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it was ok

it was too drawn out for me. The character development was ok, the ending was a bit anticlimactic.

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The Best "Birth of Antichrist(?) story"

This is a story who's primary question has been addressed (particularly in the 80s) a few times before, The Omen, Rosemary's Baby, etc.
Is the Antichrist in the world today? What will his coming look like?
Could it possibly be *my* child?
Dean Koontz takes on this premise in his own masterful style and adds the question "If you knew a child would grow up to be Hitler (or worse) would you have the responsibility to do something about it? And would it be right to take out such a threat before he had a chance to make a choice for himself?
There are some pretty big inconsistencies between this book says the Bible says, and what is actually contained there in, particularly that the Antichrist will reign for 1000 years, when the Bible makes it clear it will only be 7, but all this can be written off as Mother Grace's dogma, and other characters simply repeating it.
Another more disturbing question from DK in this book seems to be "Could the world be so much worse if the devil actually *were* in charge?
And this seems to me to have been a question the author was actually struggling with at the time.
Given his later writings I hope he has realized that "Yes it definitely would be worse."
Overall a good take on this subgenre.
The reader is good, and INFINITELY better than the previous "Angela Dawe" whose grating emotionless robot voice made it IMPOSSIBLE to listen to before.
Hillary is not the greatest female reader ever but hers is the voice of an angel by Comparison.

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Mostly good

Well paced and gripping. I wasn’t a fan of the voice of the reader, but I was gripped by the speed of the switchbacks in the story. Koontz surely knows how to write a gripping saga. What I didn’t like was the insertion of graphic sex in one chapter. It was as if it belonged in a whole different book. I couldn’t really like the heroine, though I guess that wasn’t important. I was never sure of the outcome until the very end. But,I’m not so sure that really was the real end. I feel like there still could be more…

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Expected more

Started off interesting but then got slower and slower to what I thought was a poor conclusion with no thrills or excitement, twists etc.

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Great Storyline

Unique premise, compelling characters, fast moving. Really enjoyed it, beginning to end, hard to put down!

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  • martin duffy
  • 02-05-22

Disappointing Story

I have read and listened to a lot of Dean Koontz books but this is the first story I was going to stop listening too. The book just didn't flow well. They can't all be winners, was just disappointed it wasn't up to his usual standard of writing

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  • J. Taylor
  • 11-18-21

shocking narration

where do you find these people?? really struggled due to nasal, automated message style narration. really took the edge of a great story

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  • Erin
  • 12-23-21

Nothing happened...?

Where was the storyline? No backstory on the kid, or his mothers relationship with the father... Or the church.... Nothing happened.

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  • Derek
  • 11-12-21

I wasted 15 hours on this book!

I kept waiting for the book to get interesting. Finally when there was about 45 minutes left it started to get interesting but then it was over. I like DK book but not this one.