Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Taking (Dean Koontz)

The Taking
Dean Koontz

Blurb: On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known...

Molly and Neil Sloan wake to find and eerily luminous downpour drenching their small Californian mountain town. As the rain continues to fall, TV pictures relay disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe.

With the evening comes a ghostly fog. Their sense of isolation is complete when first TV and radio, then the internet and phone lines go dead. Molly and Neil gather with neighbours, sensing an awful danger approaching with the night..It's like a scary movie made real. But what is really happening? Is it science gone wrong or a technology beyond human understanding?

Or something deeper, more fundamental. Something to do with fate and purpose.

Something that won't have a Hollywood ending.

ISBN: 9780007841479 (Paperback)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Pages: 410 (Fiction)


1 comment:

  1. The story itself is good but Ari Meyer's reading of it pretty much ruins it. Her voice is fine when shes just narrating, but she tries to change her voice for other characters and its just awful. Theres even a part where she does the voice of a doll and its literally painful to listen. I mean that. Her high pitched, whiney little voice actually hurt my ears. I had to fast forward through those parts. Theres also a part where she voices an alien and rather than sounding menacing, she just sounds plain old silly.