Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem.
What made the experience of listening to Nocturnal: A Novel the most enjoyable?
The characters are first class. the story is so clever, it's so funny at times then other times it's horrific.
What did you like best about this story?
I love the horror because it's proper full on, but I think the witty banter between Bryan and Pookie is pure entertainment.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Probably when Amy's family are held hostage by Pier Sly and Rex. She is given an ultimatum, choose one or I'll choose two.....BRILLIANT.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Laugh laugh laugh, and squirm.
Any additional comments?
Please download it, it is amazing, it's a lot different to the original as well, so even if you heard that one a few years back you should still download this one.
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January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to use his training as an specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job. When he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them.
Simply the best audio book I've ever listened to, in fact I've listened twice already. It's so well written and narrated it stays with you for days after finishing it. The characters are brilliant especially Jack the main character, and the setting is so isolated and creepy it chills you to the bone. Can't recommend this highly enough. If you like stories of any kind you need to get this in your life.
The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.
Love this audio book. The narration is superb, the writing is superb, I highly recommend anyone who likes a horror novel should download this. The story isn't completely original but it can't be because of the genre. It's the first book in a trilogy and second book is even better. Unfortunately the author died before the third book was released, which is devastating because this guy is super talented. (although there is talk of the third book will get released). R.I.P Z.A. Recht.
They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.
This is one of my favourites, I've read/listened to almost everything Koontz has done and this is one of the best. It's so atmospheric, creepy and suspenseful, you will be gutted when it ends. The characters are brilliantly crafted and the whole idea of the story is so clever and scary. A must for all horror fans.
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