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Sole Survivor

A Novel
Narrated by: Ryan Burke
Length: 12 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

The plane crashed without warning. Three hundred and thirty people died. No explanation. No survivors. Now one man who lost everything that night is about to discover the answers he needs to go on with his life - or the conviction to finally end it.

Crime reporter Joe Carpenter lost his wife and two daughters in the crash of Flight 353. Aching from his loss, Joe is unable to work, think, or do anything but grieve, and wait for his own death. Then Joe meets Rose, a woman who claims to be the crash’s sole survivor. But before Joe can probe further, the elusive Rose slips away and Joe is left with haunting, terrifying questions: If Rose lived through the crash, is it possible his family could have survived it, too? Did the authorities conspire to hide what really happened that night? Joe’s search for the truth will shatter him like nothing has before - and force him to question everything he thinks he knows about life and death.

©1997 Dean R. Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Good Story, the reader was average

Traditional Dean Koontz with his wonderful descriptive writting prose that brings his characters to life. Narrator was flat to me and made the story slow to follow at times.

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Good book, but not one of his best...

Whilst I did enjoy the book it was a gentle slope upwards. I prefer large peaks when reading a book. In saying that, at no point did I think about stopping, it just didn't rise as high as I thought it might.

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  • sasha acosta
  • 21-05-2019

Mixed feelings

I absolutely love Dean Koontz and while this story was very intriguing I felt like the it played out too quickly. It could've been stretched out and made into a 5 star novel. still good though, I don't regret purchasing.

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  • RHF
  • 18-08-2018

Koontz has an amazing ability to teach in fiction stories

Has always been a fan!
Koontz has not failed in structuring a story which holds your attention in such an amazing way. I cannot think of a single thing which I did not like about this audiobook. The narrators tone of voice aids in those who have a little problem hearing.
This is another really deep and well researched literary masterpiece.

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  • Will Stover
  • 04-03-2019

Loved It

Very interesting. Love it. Touching and interesting all in one. Another great book from a great writer.

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  • Michelle M
  • 01-02-2019

Good Listen

unfolded slow, but captured my attention in the middle and kept it until the end.

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  • Jeff in Texas
  • 06-11-2018

Decent offering from Koontz

This is one of Dean's better reads. The story line is strong and the ending remains obscure till the end but makes sense once revealed.

I liked the characters and their development. Strong performance as well.

Overall good choice.

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  • missgardengal
  • 04-08-2019

AMAZING!!

Again, Mr. Koonz does not disappoint!! Riveting story with a thought provoking end! Amazing! I was not disappointed!! :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-2019

A great read (or listen)!!

I so enjoyed listening to the first book I read by Dean Koontz years ago. This is the book that got me hooked on this wonderful author.

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  • Kathryn Myshak
  • 10-08-2018

Great!

Outstanding premise! Dean Koontz at his finest. Narrator was enjoyable. Highly recommend this and all of his books.

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  • Carol
  • 16-10-2018

highly disappointed

when I saw Dean Koontz I thought couldn't wait to read this. Well, this book was over descriptive, got sidetracked so many times,
meaningless sentences meaningless paragraphs it was just so disappointing in every aspect,I will return for a refund

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  • Richard.odell
  • 07-11-2018

I have done many audiobooks over the last 10 years. I like Dean Koontz. I have now idea what this book it’s about?

Sone reporter in LA. His family dies in a plane crash. He has a hard time getting over it - understandable. After that the story seems like hours of non sense which is made up and written on the fly. Some type of plasmatic robots are chasing this guy around. The book is illogical, way too complicated blush blah blah.

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