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Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Every city has its wonders and mysteries. For the Pomerantz family, the most disturbing mystery at the moment is the identity and the intentions of their new neighbor, in this eBook original short story - a prequel to The City, the gripping and moving new novel by Dean Koontz.

The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other's best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents' unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door, after an enigmatic and very secretive new neighbor takes up residence in the darkest hours of the night.

©2014 Dean Koontz. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Short

So disappointed,it was so uncharacteristically short,if I had known that it was short beforehand I wouldn't have wasted a credit on it

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  • 19-06-17

Dissapointed

I feel a bit duped. I thought this was a novel and it turned out to be a very short story on which I spent a whole credit. Not a very inspiring one either. Very disappointed with audible for the first time since signing up, I'll make sure I read the profiles and reviews before any other purchase in future

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Too short!

I don't like it when Dean Koontz delivers a very short story. Very much deceived. The performance is ok, though.
The story itself is very schematic. Feels like a sketch for a book rather than a book.

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  • HELLO
  • 18-06-17

I Missed Mister Koontz

Ever since I became addicted to the internet in 2012, I have found it impossible to hold a book. It's a shame......Anyhow up until that point , I had read every single DK book known to humankind. I really missed him. Then I realized that he MUST have audio books that I can listen to from my phone. This was my first purchase. I listened in one session. The warm, fuzzy feelings caused by a suspenseful DK novel all came flying back to me. Great plot. Worthy characters. Good setting. Surprising twists. Awesome, sudden ending. enjoyed it so much

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  • Michael
  • 04-09-17

Short and OK

Pay cash, don't use a credit. A very short prequel to The City (which I found OK, but not great). This is an OK short story with some of the tone and characters of classic Koontz, but it is very short (1 hour) with little time for development and lacking the kick that a great short story needs. If you read everything Koontz writes, like I do, then you may very mildly and very briefly enjoy this book. If not, it is definitely skipable.

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  • Mariasheehan
  • 20-07-20

What did I just listen to?

I'm shocked this got 4 stars! this is barely a story, so disappointed. Don't waste your 💰 on this!

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  • 05-05-17

Too short

Great story but way to short not worth the money. Or not worth that much money but still great style.

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  • Darla
  • 26-03-20

a short story

this is really not the in long deep story we are used to from koontz.

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  • 05-03-20

Too Short. lol

I didn't realize how short this story was. But it was a curious take from the view point of an older man, recalling his neighbor.

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  • Oregon Lin
  • 07-02-18

Spooky, never trust your neighbor

The truth is, this has become all too familiar. Very spooky indeed. People, watch your daughters.

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  • Elden
  • 01-09-20

Excellent!

The story was very well written and narrated! It kept my attention the way through!! Excellent!

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  • barbara
  • 29-06-21

The Neighbour

I am a fan of Dean Koontz, so love his writing, but also enjoy his short stories and this was no exception, The story always has an unexpected twist, The narration was very good.

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  • Mike2149
  • 28-02-21

eh!!

Not a whole lot going on in this story . The performance was good that's about all I have to say on that matter.