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The Good Guy
Keeping with the Koontz theme. I finished The Good Guy over the weekend. The cover (front and back) doesn’t tell you much. I didn’t read the inside pa...more
Sep 2007
Dec 09, 2007
Half-Moon Investigations
I'm a fan of the Artemis Foul books. I've listened to them all. Quite entertaining. If for no other reason than they're read by an Irishman. So, I fig...more
Jan 28, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
Dead I Well May Be (Michael Forsythe #1)
Holy crap. I picked this up because it's Irish, mostly. Only a few discs into the story it's a pretty fun listen. It's written in first person, so lis...more
Feb 27, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)
The latest book I’ve taken in is the most recent Odd Thomas book by Dean Koontz titled Brother Odd. I’ll remind you that I really dug the first book....more
Aug 2007
Aug 18, 2007
Classic Koontz. Interesting concept. Well executed.

On the other hand, nothing much new, though.

There's a wonderfully horrific dark being that you almo...more
Apr 11, 2008
Mar 11, 2008
Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6)
This book is pretty much classic Fowl. My biggest disappointment came with the first words of the book. This one is read by some guy other than who re...more
Feb 10, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)
I decided a while ago that I have a hard time reading Douglas Adams stuff. I read too slowly. Listening to it is much better. Listening to Douglas Ada...more
Feb 05, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
The Pint Man: A Novel
To label this book "Irish" is a bit of a stretch. Much of the book, as you'd gather from the title, takes place in various pubs Irish in nature. Of so...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels, #1)
I've listened to, or read, all the Artemis Fowl books. So picking up the graphic version just made sense. It's a great way to take in the first Fowl s...more
Aug 06, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
Killer Summer (Walt Fleming, #3)
I like these "killer" books staring Walt Fleming. They've got a little bit of the classic old western novels with a lot of modern flavor. They're clev...more
Jan 12, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
DK has a clever one here. Like most of his books. I found this one to be a pretty quick read and there was just enough hinting going on for me to beli...more
Jan 2007
Jul 17, 2007
The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport
**spoiler alert** If you love golf, Carl's trials will pick your little heart right up.

Hiaasen tells the story of his long twisted journey back to the...more
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)
Ah Christopher Moore. I didn't get Fool. It didn't work for me. I thoroughly enjoyed Bloodsucking Fiends and liked You Suck a decent amount. And I'll...more
May 10, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
Okay, so Christopher Moore takes on Sir William. Unfortunately the little Shakespeare I was forced to read as a young lad I didn't care for. I wonder...more
Apr 2009
Feb 15, 2009
Dead and Alive (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, #3)
Koontz's take on Frankenstein is great. The 3rd installment answers many questions the first 2 books left open, but creates a few others that hopefull...more
Jan 13, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
Bank: A Novel
For a first novel, this one is pretty good. Essentially, it's a year in the life of an investment banking underling. Mostly I picked this book up beca...more
Nov 2007
Dec 09, 2007
The Bloomsday Dead (Michael Forsythe #3)
**spoiler alert** Michael Forsythe is a bad MoFo. I've said it before. He's a great character you hate to love. He's a bad guy. One of the best bad gu...more
May 28, 2008
Feb 26, 2008
The Lighthouse Land (Lighthouse Trilogy, #1)
I picked up this book because I've read the other McKinty novels and really liked them. Also because I couldn't quite figure out how he'd 'tone' down...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 26, 2008
By The Light Of The Moon
I have been putting off reading (or listening to) this book because it's a rather large-ish book and the cover-blurb gave me the impression the themes...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 30, 2007
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
This was one of the best listens I've experienced in a while. It's a rather long book, 18 discs (if I remember right), but it's masterfully performed....more
Mar 20, 2008
Mar 14, 2008
Seize The Night (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
It’s the second Christopher Snow adventure. I picked up the first one thinking it might be wonderfully written like the Odd Thomas books. I was let do...more
Oct 2007
Dec 09, 2007
Vinnie's Head
This first novel from Marc Lecard was quite good. For a first attempt. He takes the 'lovable loser' character to the next level. Johnnie can't seem to...more
Dec 2007
Dec 09, 2007
Power Play
Although this wasn't the best book I've ever listened to, it was entertaining. The plot isn't anything new either, kinda a rehash of things done and r...more
Apr 02, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)
I stuck this book in on my 'crime' bookshelf, but it's not really a true crime novel. But there's a lot of crime that takes place throughout the book....more
Nov 21, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips & Advice on First-Year Maintenance
As the time when I'll become a parent for the first time grows closer, this book hit the spot. It's a perfect mix of clever, informative, funny, cleve...more
Dec 27, 2009
Dec 08, 2009
Stalking the Angel (Elvis Cole, #2)
Having read, or heard, many of the Elvis Cole books, this one seems to be slightly different than the others. A little more "hollywood" I'd say. Don't...more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
Life Expectancy
This book was my 'gateway' book to Koontz. The first time I listened to this book I was surprised to find that it was extremely witty. A darkly charmi...more
Jan 2006
May 26, 2008
The Book of Lost Things
Having read/heard some of the Charlie Parker series, it's almost hard to believe the same author penned this book. That's not to say this book is not...more
May 20, 2010
Apr 17, 2009
A Spot of Bother
I liked "Curious Incident" by Haddon so I finally decided this book would be worth a listen. For the most part it is. It's clever and witty. The reade...more
Feb 05, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
Odd Hours (Odd Thomas, #4)
Odd is still one of the best characters I've read. This OT adventure, though doesn't rank quite as high with me as the others. There is still plenty o...more
Jun 26, 2008
Mar 11, 2008
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