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Ashley Bell

Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)
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Summary

Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman - whose doctor says she has one year to live. She replies, "We'll see."

Her sudden recovery is a medical miracle.

An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell.

Bibi's obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.

©2015 Dean Koontz (P)2015 Recorded Books Inc

Critic reviews

"Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler." ( The Times)
"A terrific pursuit story, clever, up-to-the-minute, and riveting." ( Guardian)

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Good Story, but

The narrator made me cringe. Somebody teach her pronunciation of the words too big for her. I had to listen with gritted teeth.
Other than that, overwritten and schmaltzy, as expected, but a rattling good tale, as expected.

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Intriguing

I enjoyed this story, loved the characters.
The narrator was excellent.
I could visualise all the characters.

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I’m breathless!

I was cynical about having a female narrator for a male author’s work, but Suzy’s performance totally dissolved the wall between reality and fantasy. Koontz effortlessly weaves philosophy, mystery and magic into a story revolving around the hero we all want to be. Highly recommended!

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Story Disappointing And Below Expectations

I am an avid fan of Dean Koontz and enjoy being swept up in the excitement of amazing protagonists and evil ruthless villains but this story was a complete anti-climax. Out of the more than 20 Koontz books, I have read this was the worst. Don't waste your money or even more importantly, your time. Give this one a miss. Very annoying.

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DONT WASTE YOUR TIME

OH.....MY....DAYS......
Please don't waste your time with this nonsense.
Poor story, predictable, slow paced, annoying characters.
Just absolute horse mess.
I used to love Dean Koontz novels, but somewhere , he has lost his way.
I wanted to give up on this book but once i have started i have to finish, so ended up listening at double speed to move things along.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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Good but not gripping

Huge fan of Dean Koontz but this one just didn't do it for me. Well written and well narrated and still worth a listen if your a fan. Maybe it's just that I prefer his older work

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Don’t bother

This is far too long and nowhere near his best. I wouldn’t bother with this book.

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  • Stinna Rode-jepsen
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Great but complicated plot

What did you like best about this story?

The story kept me interested most of the time. The plot was never predictable and kept my brain working.

What about Suzy Jackson’s performance did you like?

I liked the way she delivered the sentences. It was as if she was just as excited about the story as the reader.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Mindbottleing