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Intensity

A Novel
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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Summary

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed “homicidal adventurer,” Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit. 

Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive - until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl...as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.

©1995 Dean Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Gripping - Lose Yourself In Intensity !

Perfect Dean Koontz - could not stop listening . Unforgettable villain who embodies evil and an inspirational heroine . Highly recommended

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Extraordinary story.

What would you do if you were stuck with a serial killer in a vehicle? What would you do if he found you?
Griping story from beginning until the end. What a brilliant idea for a book! Psychological thriller at it’s best.
I just love Dean Koontz’s imagination and the beautiful way he describes people, places and emotions almost as if he was writing a poem.
I think that narration was very good. The main character was a female and in rather impossible situation. Frankie did her justice presenting a variety of emotions going through her head.

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Disappointment

Not now of his better books. Could be down to the narrator. Found that her voice was very flat. Not much expression in the way she read the story.

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  • David Chall
  • 16-07-18

gave up after 3 hours, hated it

trying to listen to this book was like nails on a chalkboard. it was just hoorible and i could not listen any longer.

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  • DiK
  • 06-01-19

Just Ok

Story isn't bad, but the narration is poor. The reader sounds just like that; a reader rather than the main character of the story. I quit after five chapters due to boredom.

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  • AmazonAddict-Joe
  • 24-10-18

Way TOO Wordy!!!

Holy cow... the story may be half way good but the ‘over description’ of EVERYTHING made the story sooo much longer than it needed to be. It dragged and dragged because of the over dramatic excessive verbiage! Usually really like his books... disappointed!!

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  • Sharon Lovegrove
  • 17-07-18

My favorite Dean Koontz book!

There was an earlier audible version with a male narrator that was a bit better. Otherwise well done!

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  • sean
  • 17-02-19

very very wordy, without added value

very very wordy, without added value. it is hard to listen do to the constant over use of more and more words that don't add any belie to the story. narrator is not so good. sounds like a play
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  • Brandy Rea
  • 05-02-19

book is awesome... reader lacked excitement

loved the book, reader lacked excitement and animation... male reader was way better when I listened to this years ago

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  • Stacey Dietter
  • 30-11-18

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The story was good and keeps you listening. I did not like the performance of the story. The reader was kind of flat and breathy. I would have expected a story named Intensity to have some intensity in the voice and feel, and it did not. There was no distinction between characters and no matter what was happening, the same flat breathy read. Also, there were several words the reader was unfamiliar with and she pronounced them incorrectly. You know what the words should be based upon the sentence, but it was a bit distracting. I will likely stay away from books with this reader in the future.

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  • Luke Wellborn
  • 14-11-18

Pronunciation was a problem for me.

I love the story. The narrator had a pronunciation problem that bothered me. The word certain was pronounced without the t. As well as any word ending in “ten” or “tin”.

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  • Shelly Farber
  • 17-10-18

Great story poorly narrated

I read this book several years ago and couldn't put it down. The writing moved the story along in such a way that atmosphere it created was intense and I literally felt exhausted after I finished. This was in no way shape or form the way it was narrated, thereby making an exceptional read a disappointing listen.

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  • Liza
  • 19-09-18

I couldn't stop listening

I loved the book and the narrator, it's a must of you enjoy crime, suspense with heroic female.