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Dark Rivers of the Heart Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Koontz's tale of a man, a woman and a dog on the run from a high-tech rogue government agency was a PW bestseller for nine weeks.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
Spencer Grant is on the run from a nameless, violent government agency. His goal is to keep away from his pursuers long enough to find the woman he met the night before, who appears to be their real target. Spencer has no idea why they want to kill Valerie Keene, but his brief acquaintance with her has convinced him that the killers have no good reason for wanting her dead. With his game but fearful dog, Rocky, Spencer leads the killers on a frustrating chase. By the end of the story, Spencer must confront his own personal demons as well as the bizarre sociopathic agent leading the hunt. The government's activities-especially the incredible surveillance techniques that Koontz, in an afterword, claims are currently being used-help create an atmosphere of intense paranoia and fear. This superb suspense novel will surely delight the author's many fans.
--A.M.B. Amantia, Population Action International, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top customer reviews
This big brother is watching you tale begins with a chance meeting between a man and a woman in a bar and from there takes the reader on a ride to hell and back. From power mad no-name governmental agencies run by insane killers to two people and a dog in a pedal to the metal flight across the country to avoid capture and certain death, Dean Koontz gives us one of his best thrillers, only this time there's no supernatural element, just a great story of conspiracy and greed along with a little romance. This novel easily demonstrates what Dean can do with a different genre than his usual scary stuff. If you haven't read it, by all means just dive in. And if you've already enjoyed it, maybe, in light of today's social networking media frenzied society, you just might want to read it again. For me, his newest books haven't measured up to this level of quality.
I'm going to say that I liked reading the actual book better because I found that I could "skim" past some of the mumbo-jumbo that tends to bog you down. I bought the Audio Book for my wife (while she recuperates from EYE surgery) and we are finding that it's more difficult to keep "tuned-in" to the PLOT while Dean laboriously and tediously describes every needle in every haystack. that's the only reason it gets a "4" instead of a "5".