Wayne Storton

Manchester, England
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  • The House of Thunder

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thornton watched in terror as her lover died a brutal death in a college hazing. And in the following four years, the four young men who participated in that grim fraternity rite likewise died violently. Or did they?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wondering why at the end...

  • By cliff on 12-06-18

Absolutely AWFUL performance!

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Reviewed: 08-03-17

Would you try another book written by Dean Koontz or narrated by Laural Merlington and Mel Foster ?

Absolutely NOT!

What didn’t you like about Laural Merlington and Mel Foster ’s performance?

First of all, having two people narrating in this way does not work. The male voice narrating a line of dialogue, followed by a female voice saying 'he said' sounds ridiculous. Laural Merlington made the 31 year old Susan Thornton sound like a whiny teenager. Mel Foster seemed to be doing an impression of The Count from Sesame Street for his first character.