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Summary

This exclusive audiobook short story looks back - way back - to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever.

Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love's pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate.

And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons - to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths...for a purpose far greater than himself.

©2014 Dean Koontz (P)2016 Brilliance Audio

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This is 6 chapters not a book

This is just 6 chapters from a longer story... I'm very unhappy being charged a credit for this

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Not the full book

Audible doesn’t have the full audiobook, only the first 6 chapters and there isn’t a full version to purchase. But charges you the full price. Not recommended

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far to short to justify a credit.

just six short chapters. the narrator has the worse female impersonation.

I spent a credit and would expect a book in return.

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Incomplete

Everything after the 6th chapter is missing! The title should contain either part 1 or chapter 1-6

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Not a full book

Bought this one thinking it was the first in the series as it's called the exact same but it's not. It like a hour long side story. Absolute joke, why is it called the same as the first book?!? And also I can't at this moment in time find books 1-3 on audible at all, just book 4 onwards.

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Poor purchase.

This is not the full book. Whatever you do, do not waste your money or credit.

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Odd

I really enjoyed this. Can't wait to listen to the next instalment. Odd can see dead people. His girlfriend understands. They are destined to be together for ever

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A great series

A nice little link to the main books. Great encapsulating tale. Answered a few questions.

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Loving every moment I spend with this Odd guy

Odd Thomas is compelling and quirky and I enjoy each installment - long or short

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Odd is the Wotd

The series was recommended to me by a friend so I thought I’d give it a go. I understand from other reviews that this is only part of a book, and I think I wasn’t charged for it, thank goodness. It really didn’t work for me, maybe a full book would have hit the mark but the full books available don’t begin at book one. What story there was didn’t make any sense. So this series is not for me.

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  • Stephanie S Briggs
  • 19-11-18

A nice little prequel!Not a whole book.Just right!

Disregard the negative ratings. Those readers simply failed to do their due diligence. If you are reading this, then you are doing yours! I've read all the Odd books. Now that I've joined Audible, I decided to do them all again. The negative reviews fall into 2 categories: 1) those who thought it was a whole book and felt robbed, and 2) those who felt like it was way too much $ to spend on such a short work.

Those people very simply failed to read the crystal clear description of this work as a short prequel, and they obviously haven't discovered the trick to getting little things like this for cheap or free!

First, this work was only published in 2015, so it came after most or all of the other books. If you just click on the link for all the Odd books, it clearly shows that this is Book 0.5. Just a little background on Odd and Stormy. And, it clearly shows the length of the work.

So being an Odd fan and never having seen this little prequel before, of course I wanted to read it. I also agree that, at this length, it wasn't worth a credit, or $12. Sooooooo.... I bought the Kindle edition for $2.99 and added this Audible edition for $0.99! 😏 And, it was well worth it! Just a nice little glimpse into their lives during their teen years.

The haters just simply failed to do their homework. If you're interested, just do that little Kindle deal and you won't regret it! ☺

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  • Kenneth J. Baldauf
  • 20-02-17

Not a book but a chapter

I've read all the other Odd Thomas books and really enjoyed them. I should have been more careful in ordering this thinking it was a new edition.

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  • FXR Joe
  • 18-04-17

I gave the story 4 because it's to short.

I really enjoyed the story. the odd series is one of my all time favorite's​. I had not heard this one yet. I definitely can tell that the story was a preview of the series. I know that is why it's so short. I still wish that it was longer. I also like the moonlight bay series. also a series that I wish was longer! thank you Mr. Koontz! ps.. please bring back the moonlight bay series! also make this series longer!!.

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  • Chantal Noordeloos
  • 24-09-20

Odd but not in a great way

The story feels disjointed. It feels like it’s building up to something and just fails to deliver. Plus the descriptions keep contradicting themselves. One second a woman is timid and mousy but then she’s also defiant. It just doesn’t add up and feels unrealistic. I don’t want to read anymore about this character. It’s a shame because I really like the concept

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  • Michael
  • 11-07-19

Short and Sweet

I really like Koontz, and Odd Thomas, and this book was short (59 min) and sweet. This will be a nice intro for new readers, and I enjoyed it for what it was. Many who have read the full Odd series might feel ripped off, this was barely worth a credit, and not worth the full price. If you REALLY like Odd, then this is worth it, otherwise it is skipable.

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  • Eric R. Bohr sr
  • 06-11-17

Short story, boo don't buy. Ripoff

This book was 5 chapters and a complete waste of money. Don't waste your time.

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  • John Priest
  • 29-07-17

it was good but short,$13 for one hour is crazy

after reading all the Odd Thomas books I found this interesting but way too short very disappointing to pay $13 for a book that's less than an hour long

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  • May Hughes
  • 07-02-18

Wayyy to short

This was a really disapointing purchase. The story cute, but certainly NOT what I had expected from a Dean Koontz book!

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  • CC
  • 30-10-17

Enjoy Odd Thomas

This was cute story I wish it could
do gone on a a few more chapters.
this left me wanting more adventures of Odd Thomas



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  • 13-10-17

An EXCELLENT recap of what has yet been "Capped"..

loved it.....
It "put to rest"..."the rest of the Story"

The "Narrator"...well Odd I'd a GREAT "JOB"...

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