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Dark Rivers of the Heart

A Novel
Narrated by: Scott Merriman
Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
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New York Times Bestseller

Do you dare step through the red door? Spencer Grant had no idea what drew him to the bar with the red door. He thought he would just sit down, have a slow beer or two, and talk to a stranger. He couldn’t know that it would lead to a narrow escape from a bungalow targeted by a SWAT team. Or that it would leave him a wanted man.

But now Spencer is on the run from mysterious and ruthless men. He is in love with a woman he knows next to nothing about. And he is hiding from a past he can’t fully remember. On his trail is a shadowy security agency that answers to no one - including the U.S. government - and a man who considers himself a compassionate Angel of Death. But worst of all, Spencer Grant is on a collision course with inner demons he thought he’d buried years ago - inner demons that could destroy him if his enemies don’t first.

©1994 Dean Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Long Winded

i have read a lot of Dean Koontz's books but this one is not for me, he just waffles on with his descriptions to the point of boredom. This is the first of his books that i won't be finishing.

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Frustrated with the unnecessary waffling. I found myself saying “get on with it”, out loud, on the bus!

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  • Kelly
  • 20-06-2018

Excellent plot & narration.

The storyline is excellent, with great twists, & a great presentation by the Narrator. This narrator did a great job in presnting different character voices. This led to enjoying the audio book beimg quite memorable. Highly recommended! :-)

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  • Linda Gastanaga
  • 11-04-2019

Great Story!!!

This is an older Koontz and the technology would have been from 1994; however, Koontz is very farsighted and wrote some great advanced technology in this future setting. I loved it! It had a great balance of politics, intrigue, sex and romance. The sex was intense, the romance was tender and dear. I don't know why I hadn't read/listened to this sooner, but it was great.

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  • PJ Waitman
  • 29-04-2019

Great book 👍

Loved the book!!! This is the second time I have listened to it. Great book.

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  • Kimberly Call
  • 10-01-2019

wow! very deep and intriguing.

really good book. I had a hard time turning it off and went through it super fast!

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  • Mary
  • 30-04-2019

Long but good

A great Koontz novel, but too much rambling. It was like listening to someone tell a story that goes on and on. U can’t roll ur eyes because that would be rude. Good story line in the end.

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  • Bradley Parton
  • 05-09-2019

People uncomfortable with imperfection, Beware.

While I loved the book and always look forward to more by Koontz, I really hated the villain. While we we are usually supposed to hate the villain, his ideals hit too close to home. I had to put the audiobook away for a few days and come back to it because it unsettled me too much. Otherwise, the book was great.

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  • Lee Ward
  • 29-03-2019

this story stands the test of time <br />

More relevant today than ever before, A must read for students of politics and all Americans. I wish this was required reading in high schools. Society is on the precipice of a dark cliff. Don't lie to the dog.

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  • baby boomer
  • 26-07-2018

Less is more....

I like Koontz but I found myself skipping over the bad guy's endless diatribes. If you plan to listen to this book please get the abridged. You'll miss nothing.
Men speaking in what they think are 'womanly' voices is just....creepy.

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  • joanna pavel
  • 14-06-2018

couldn't finish

I love Dean Koontz, have read and listened to many, many of his books and loved them. This one, however, I couldn't finish. Some parts of the book just went on and on. The narrator was not able to adjust his tone and cadence to the different characters. I love detail, I want to be able to have a true vision of what is happening. But the detail went far beyond what was necessary. So much so, that i would forget what it was he was describing. Lastly, there were many elements of this book that reminded me of "From the Corner of His Eye." So much so, that if this were written by someone else other than Koontz, I would say that it had been plagiarized.

I'm a huge fan of Koontz, but this one I couldn't finish.

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  • Matthew J Colbert
  • 09-02-2019

Not my favorite Dean Koontz book

There was way too much wordiness. Koontz can sometimes do that, but it usually enhances the book. This time I felt captive by boredom of the flashbacks.

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  • david
  • 27-01-2019

Stick with it......

Slow burner for me. Koontz goes into too much detail and turns what should be a gripping, exciting situation into a snail race.......

It does improve though. I'm glad a stick with it. The narrator is outstanding and really does bring the characters to life.

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  • Chris Hunt
  • 02-05-2019

Unusual

Very descriptive. The villain is as bad as can be, Dean’s baddies are alwaays the very best of Evil. Loved the story. It seems to be wound up at the end rather quickly, which I found odd for one of Dean’s books. He seems to have left it open for a sequel? Not sure, we may find out.