The City (Koontz)

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

The Neighbor Summary

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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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  • Book 0.5

    • The Neighbor

    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short

    • By scatty on 06-01-18

    Regular price: £6.59

  • Book 1

    • The City

    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    There are millions of stories. Some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of these things as he introduces his indomitable ‘piano man’ grandfather; his single mother, a beautiful, struggling singer; and every day saints and sinners who will change the course of Jonah’s life. Welcome to The City, a place where enchantment and malice entwine, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Charming but overlong

    • By James on 17-01-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The City

    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best book he has done in 10 years

    • By scottie on 24-03-17

    Regular price: £27.19