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by | Read by Patrick G. Lawlor

Mystery & Suspense • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1980

Koontz brings his usual suspenseful touch to this 1980 novel. Young teens Colin and Roy become fast summer pals. But it doesn't take long for geeky Colin to see that athletic Roy has a twisted obsession: death. This teen thriller revolves around their relationship, and Patrick Lawlor does a fine job with their voices. He gives Roy a slightly malevolent growling tone; Colin's voice is a bit higher pitched. Lawlor doesn't do as well with minor characters, such as the clichéd matronly librarian, the overbearing father, and the hardworking mother who is too tired to listen to her son. But the bulk of the book is boy versus boy, and Lawlor keeps the story moving. He captures the boys' anger and vengeance as dark secrets come to the surface. M.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-3933-5 $36.95 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1423339359 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1423339328 $82.25 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1423339342 $87.25 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1423339366 $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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